Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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Calhan restaurants reopen dining rooms
A pair of family-owned restaurants in Calhan are taking a stand against Gov. Jared Polis's safer-at-home executive order by letting their customers take a seat. The Western Omelette 3, Karen's Kafe And Stephanie's Bar and Grill both invited customers to dine-in on Wednesday. The safer-at-home order, signed April 26, limits restaurants to only offering take out, delivery and drive through service.
Sheriff's Deputy returns to work after COVID-19 battle
A Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputy is back on the job after battling COVID-19 for about a month. Deputy Dan Wells says his wife tested positive for the virus at the end of March. Days after she received her positive results, Wells came down with a fever. That's when the deputy drove up to the first responders testing site in Colorado Springs, and he would later learn he also had COVID-19.
Strong winds today with high and widespread fire danger
Temperatures will be wonderful today, but at the price of strong winds and very high fire danger. Red Flag Warnings will last until 9 pm for more of the region tonight, and the fire danger is very wide spread. The winds will gust inthe 30 to 45 mph range from the afternoon to the evening hours, especially in and around the Pikes Peak Region and east across the central plains.
Relief from student loan payments during COVID-19 challenges
When you're trying to make ends meet during the economic challenges of COVID-19, the last thing you want to have to pay is for your student loan debt. While federal legislation has given some leeway to some loan borrowers, private loan borrowers were left to fend for themselves. In Colorado work is being done to bring relief to more people who have student loan debt.
JBS meatpacking plant has top COVID-19 infection total in Colorado with 287 cases, 7 deaths
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released Wednesday updated COVID-19 outbreak data , revealing that the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley and the Sterling Correctional Facility remains the state's two largest outbreaks of the virus by far, with 558 cases and eight deaths among the two facilities.
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