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5 Things You Need To Know - May 5, 2020

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Posted at 6:32 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 08:32:02-04

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

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Pueblo special election gives voters opportunity to decide fate with Black Hills Energy

Voters in Pueblo will decide today whether to ditch Black Hills Energy and allow the Pueblo Board of Water Works to take over. Pueblo City Council adopted an ordinance back in February that will allow voters to decide if the city will end its contract with Black Hills Energy and create a municipal utility. If voters approve the ballot measure in a special election, the city will be allowed to opt out of its current contract with Black Hills.
Virtual counseling meets clients "right where they're at"

While the battle rages on in hospitals across the country trying to heal those who are sick with coronavirus, another public health crisis is emerging: the impact of this pandemic on the mental health of our family members and neighbors. The good news is mental health experts are coming to the rescue finding ways to reach more people than ever before. Virtual counseling is getting people help right where they're at.
Another beautiful day with lighter winds

The weather is going to be fantastic today! The winds will be a bit stronger in the afternoon but not as strong as we saw on Monday. Highs will run into the upper 60s and mid 70s across the lower elevations with a bit more cloud cover in the afternoon. Overnight we'll keep clear skies with light winds and lows in the 30s and low 40s.
Tracing the path of COVID-19 in El Paso County

Stopping something you cannot detect with any of your senses is tough. With COVID-19, there is detective work of sorts happening in El Paso County to cut it off. The process of contact tracing is an important element of easing some COVID-19 restrictions in El Paso County. finding anyone who has been potentially exposed. It is part of the plan gradually taking over in place of the community wide stay-at-home order.
Pueblo's May election to accept mail-in ballots only

Election officials in Pueblo County said the voter service and polling centers will not be open for today's special election for safety reasons regarding COVID-19. Instead, all registered voters must mail in or drop off their ballot, and to ensure your vote counts it's important to check that your registration information is up-to-date at the Colorado Secretary of State's website. For a full list of ballot drop-off locations, click the link above.
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