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5 Things You Need To Know - May 28, 2020

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Experts say there is a mental health crisis in the black community
Posted at 6:33 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 08:33:01-04

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

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Colorado Springs issues response to Manitou on proposed reservation system for Incline

A paid reservation system for the Incline is being supported by the Manitou Springs City Council as it works toward reopening the popular site. The council discussed whether to reopen the Incline at its Tuesday evening meeting and while there is no set reopen date, the city is hoping to move forward with this plan to reopen it "as soon as possible." The City of Colorado Springs issued a statement in response to the discussion of the Incline, which is owned by three partners.
Experts share resources to help face stress fueling addiction, binge eating

Even as parts of Colorado begin to reopen, many people continue to work from home and still feel isolated. Health experts fear some of us may be turning to food, alcohol, or even drugs to manage those emotions, but there are ways we can rebound from the challenges to protect ourselves and our families from addiction.
Storms possible again today with a chance for severe weather in the Pikes Peak Region

We're going to see the best chance for daytime rain west of I-25 in the mountains, but we'll see storms drift east into the I-25 corridor from the end of the day through the early evening. Storms could be strong to severe, mainly from the Pikes Peak Region up to Denver, for quarter sized hail and strong wind gusts. Storms will diminish by or just after midnight across the plains and southern mountains.
Locals react to recent racism: "It's always been there"

Recent events caught on camera have sparked outrage across the country, and started a conversation about racial tensions in America. The Owner of Midtown Barber Shop, Thomas Smith, said he does not think racism is becoming more prevalent in our society, but that it is being caught on camera more often.
El Paso County commissioners to vote on variance requests for places of worship, zoo

El Paso County Board of County Commissioners will meet today and vote on two variances regarding places of worship as well as the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The county is seeking an "Alternative Suppression Plan" to allow churches to open their doors to the public with safety measures in place. They are also seeking to open the zoo in three phases beginning June 1. Both the requests will have to be approved by the state health department before moving forward.
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