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5 Things You Need To Know - May 12, 2020

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Posted at 6:24 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 08:24:14-04

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

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Campgrounds at most state parks and wildlife areas to reopen May 12

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Governor Jared Polis reported that most campgrounds at state parks and State Wildlife Areas will reopen May 12. Per the governor's guidance, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin working immediately with counties that are open and willing to receive visitors, the agency said. The reopening will be a phased approach with county coordination. Some parks may have limited opportunity and others may remain closed longer based on local needs.
IRS sets deadline for relief payment by direct deposit

The Treasury Department and the IRS are urging taxpayers who want to get their economic impact payments directly deposited to their bank accounts to enter their information online by Wednesday. The government has sent out about 130 million payments in the first four weeks of the program by both direct deposit and by mail.The IRS said Monday that people should use the “ Get My Payment ” tool on the IRS website by noon on Wednesday to provide their direct deposit information.
Morning fog and mist followed by high to elevated fire danger in the afternoon

Fog and mist will persist across Pueblo and the Pikes Peak region through the early morning, but clear skies will return by lunchtime. Fire danger will be high today, especially in and around areas south of highway 50 and back towards the southern mountains and San Luis Valley. Overnight we'll see the winds relax and temperatures fall to the 40s.
Tri-County Health Department, state order closure of Castle Rock diner that allowed Sunday crowds

The Tri-County Health Department and the state ordered a Castle Rock diner that allowed dozens of people inside without masks or social distancing guidelines for dine-in and takeout services on Mother’s Day, in defiance of the state’s public health order, to close until further notice. The department issued the order to C&C Breakfast & Korean Kitchen just after 12:30 p.m. Monday after the restaurant’s actions Sunday, which followed a Friday warning from the health department that restaurants are only allowed to do take-out or delivery services.
uBreakiFix offers free Google and Samsung phone repairs to front line workers

uBreakiFix, an electronics repair shop, is starting to offer free Google and Samsung smartphone repairs to our first responders and frontline workers who are working to keep us all safe. The organization is offering to fix Galaxy series devices as well as google Pixel smartphones. They are limiting this offer to one device per person.
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