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5 Things You Need To Know - March 31, 2020

Sunset and showers over the Sangre De Cristos
PPE drive in Colorado Springs
Posted at 5:59 AM, Mar 31, 2020

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.

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City of Colorado Springs to provide relief to small businesses in Pikes Peak region

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, economic development leaders & members of the Pikes Peak foundation 'Exponential Impact,' announced on Monday that they have launched a website called, Survive and Thrive COS Small Business Relief Fund, for small businesses that have been directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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We're Open Colorado: Boz Marketplace and Cafe offers free lunches to students

Without the foot traffic and business that was expected, the owner of Boz Marketplace and Cafe was left with an enormous amount of product that needed to be used. In the middle of all the turmoil stirred up by COVID-19, the brand new business is struggling but still choosing to support the Colorado Springs community by creating free sack lunches for students all week long.
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Simply beautiful weather today with higher fire danger tomorrow

The weather will be near perfect today with lots of sunshine, dry skies, and awesome daytime temperatures! We're going to see stronger winds in the afternoon, and while fire danger will be elevated, it will be much greater tomorrow. Overnight we'll have lighter winds and clear skies with lows falling back into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
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Donate personal protective equipment on Tuesdays, Thursdays

The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency is accepting unused personal protective equipment to distribute among local hospitals, long-term care facilities, first responders and hospice. Items can be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management located at 3755 Mark Dabling in Colorado Springs.
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Former U.S. Navy Seal offers encouragement during pandemic

People have been reaching out to our newsroom concerned about the senior class at the U.S. Air Force Academy after two cadets took their own lives over the last few days. We're looking into concerns about the well-being of our veterans and military members as they cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. News5 worked to find out more about the impact and how we can help those who need it most.
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