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5 Things You Need To Know - May 18, 2020

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Posted at 6:30 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:30:06-04

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

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Three employees test positive for COVID-19 at Goodwill on Austin Bluffs

El Paso County Public Health said Sunday night three employees at a Goodwill store off Austin Bluffs Parkway have tested positive for COVID-19. The store located at 4158 Austin Bluffs Parkway was one of many stores that reopened May 1. Since reopening, Goodwill employees have followed safer-at-home guidelines from Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
How to get the training to land in-demand trade jobs

Trade jobs haven't slowed down because of this pandemic. They've really just adapted. For instance, manufacturing companies are now re-purposing their equipment to produce medical supplies. If you want to get involved in this industry, it's not too late to do so, regardless of how many years it's been since you were in school.
Heat is back in the forecast with high fire danger west of I-25

High fire danger and heat are the main two stories in the weather department today. A ridge has built into Colorado and that will allow for widespread 80s and 90s across our region. Fire danger remains very high along and west of I-25 for areas south of Pueblo County.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know about COVID-19 this week

With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, News5 has put together a review and preview of what is going on in southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. This week, we're digging deeper into the big announcement that Peterson Air Force Base will be the provisional headquarters of U.S. Space Command for at least six years.
'I'll do whatever it takes': Husband of missing woman makes tearful plea for her safe return

The husband of missing Chaffee County woman Suzanne Morphew made a tearful plea for her safe return in a video posted on social media Sunday. The 49-year-old Maysville-area woman went missing Sunday, May 10, after a neighbor called 911 to report that Morphew had gone for a bike ride and never returned. Authorities put a call out to residents in the area for possible video footage taken from doorbell video, security cameras or game cameras from May 8 through May 12. They are asking residents to preserve any video captured from those five days until investigators contact them.
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