Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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El Paso County commissioners vote approval on variance to allow limited in-person dining
El Paso County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimous approval Thursday morning on the variance for limited in-person dining.The variance will now move along to the state health department for consideration and possible final approval. The resolution lays out requirements restaurants will have to follow if they would like to reopen their dining areas.
One man dead, another injured following Pueblo officer-involved shooting
The department said an officer discovered a stolen vehicle around 2 a.m. with two people inside. Police said the officer was being dragged by the vehicle when he fired at the two passengers, killing the driver and injuring the passenger. Police said the passenger in the stolen vehicle is in critical condition and the officer has minor injuries.
More strong to severe storms expected in the afternoon and evening
Storms are back in the forecast today and tonight, but storms today could be stronger than they were on Thursday. Storm development will start over the mountains in the afternoon, move through the I-25 corridor at the end of the day, and travel east into the plains this evening where they will likely turn severe.
UCCS virtual commencement takes place today
The commencement ceremony for the UCCS Class of 2020 will take place Friday afternoon and will be conducted entirely online. Administrators began planning the event in late March after deciding to cancel an in-person celebration. Close to 1,600 students are graduating this year. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. with individual videos from each of the six colleges starting at 2:00 p.m.
We're Open Colorado: Ren Creativ documents families in this time of crisis
REN Creativ is a local photography company that has been working hard over the past month to capture and catalog images of families who are working through the highs and lows of a life that has been altered by a global pandemic. Lauren McKenzie, owner of the photography company, has joined the ranks of photographers throughout the city and country who have worked to capture images of families living their lives and working through the problems that arise when dealing an event of such magnitude.
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