Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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How to track air quality conditions as wildfires continue to spread
As wildfires continue to rage across northern Colorado and Wyoming, News5 wants to help you stay ahead of the air quality issues. Meteorologist Sam Schreier says air quality issues will continue across southern Colorado this week. The Colorado Springs Fire Department suggests heading to your favorite website or app to check the air quality when you see smoke or haze in your area.
Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrests 2 in connection to child abuse death
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested two people in connection to the death of a 15-month-old child, who was in foster care at the Pueblo West home, on September 18. According to the PCSO, 36-year-old Ramondo Jones and 31-year-old Dacey Spinuzzi have been arrested for the death of the child. Jones was arrested for first-degree murder of a child by one in a position of trust. Spinuzzi was arrested for child abuse resulting in death.
Cooler today with less wildfire smoke
The two main weather stories today will be better air quality from less smoke and cooler daytime temperatures. A cool front yesterday and overnight cleaned out some of the smoke with highs in the 60s and lower 70s. Overnight we'll see lows fall down towards the lower 40s and upper 30s. Smoke will likely become thick again on Friday.
New Colorado residents who don't have a driver's license can still register to vote
As more people continue moving to Colorado, it has left many questioning how they can register to vote in order to participate in the presidential election. Especially, if they can't get a timely appointment to obtain a Colorado driver's license. Alton Dillard, a spokesperson for the Denver County Clerk & Recorder Office, said people who recently moved to Colorado actually don’t need a driver’s license at all in order to register to vote.
Debate changes coming; commission to add structure for ‘orderly discussion’
The organization that manages presidential debates says there will be changes made “to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues” at future debates this season. The Commission on Presidential Debates released a statement Wednesday following the first presidential debate held in Cleveland.
The debate has been called “chaotic” and hard to follow. Trump’s frequent interruptions of the Democratic presidential nominee defined Tuesday night’s debate, with Biden frequently unable to complete a sentence.