Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.
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Pueblo officials don't rule out tightening restrictions if COVID-19 numbers keep rising
Mayor Nick Gradisar and Pueblo County health leaders made it clear at a meeting Monday they are not ruling out taking more restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19. It comes after the state has experienced its biggest spike in cases since the spring. Out of Pueblo County’s over 3,000 total cases so far, some quick math will tell you, this month has contributed more than its share.
Colorado Springs City Council to vote on natural gas rate increase
The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote on a proposed natural gas rate increase during Tuesday's meeting. Colorado Springs Utilities submitted a 2021 Rate Case filing that includes proposed changes to the natural gas, electric, water, and wastewater tariffs. The proposed changes to natural gas come after Colorado Springs Utilities conducted a "Cost of Service Study" that showed the need for an increase. Rate increases are necessary for natural gas services to meet the revenue requirement for that service for 2021.
Bitter cold in the morning with a chilly November feel later in the day
We had some snow overnight especially in north and eastern El Paso County, but most of the roads should be clear for the morning commute. The winds will be gusty today and temperatures cold in the afternoon. Early cloud cover and fog in El Paso county will clear out later today allowing for sunshine to make our chilly high temperatures more bearable.
KOAA is partnering with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center in virtual telethon
News5 is working with Mt. Carmel Service Center to help raise money for local veterans ahead of Veterans Day. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, we will continue to help raise money for veterans in southern Colorado with our own Rob Quirk hosting the Pledge for Patriots, a virtual telethon that will support the Mt. Carmel Veteran's Service Center.
Biden to deliver remarks in support of the Affordable Care Act as SCOTUS mulls its legality
President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver remarks in defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Tuesday — the same day the Supreme Court is slated to hear arguments in a case that could effectively strike down the law. Biden, who was serving as Vice President in the Obama Administration when the landmark legislation passed in 2010, has promised to build upon and improve the public health care system set up by the ACA.
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