Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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Overnight house fires displace 9 people in Colorado Springs
Nine people are without their homes after the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to two house fires early Monday morning. Just before 1 a.m., fire crews were working to put out the two house fires and a vehicle that caught on fire. The Red Cross is helping out the nine people who were displaced.
Pueblo foundation extends scholarship deadline
The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation is extending the deadline to apply for scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Applications were due this Wednesday, however the deadline has now been extended due school closures and stay-at-home orders issued during the COVID-19 crisis.
Scattered showers with stronger afternoon winds
An unsettled weather pattern develops today over the region with a few areas of flurries and light snow over the mountains in the morning and scattered rain showers with some thunder in the afternoon. Rain and thunderstorms will be most likely farther out east in the plains.
The Summer Olympics in Tokyo will now open on July 23, 2021
Japan and the International Olympic Committee have announced that the 32nd Summer Olympics will begin on July 23, 2021 and close on Aug. 8 2021. The games were scheduled to take place in Tokyo between July 24 and Aug. 9 of this year but were postponed last week due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30
President Donald Trump says his administration is extending their guidelines on social distancing until April 30, after stating the COVID-19 death rate in the U.S. would likely hit a peak in two weeks. Trump made the announcement in a press conference Sunday, as cases top 136,000 in the U.S. The current death toll in the U.S. stands at more than 2,300.
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