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5 things you need to know - October 14, 2019

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Posted at 5:46 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 08:36:56-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here's what you need to know to get you started on your Monday.

Pueblo Police: Whether supporting or protesting Christopher Columbus, be respectful

The Pueblo Police Department is preparing for a controversial tradition as Columbus Day arrives. Police will have barricades established to give two groups expected to protest Monday their designated spaces to voice their point of view. Additional officers will be on duty just in case.

Planned protest prompts delayed start for two Manitou schools

The school district announced Sunday night that Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School will both be on a two-hour delay Monday morning. The delay was called in anticipation of a planned protest at Manitou Springs High School by the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.

Very warm with high fire danger today

A Red Flag Warning is in effect across the mountains and I-25 corridor this afternoon. Temperatures will be up to 10 degrees above average today before a cold front arrives on Tuesday morning, which will cool temperatures down about 10-15 degrees. Wind gusts may top out in the 30-35 mph range for those under the red flag warning.

A closer look at Prop DD and its impact on Colorado's water

As ballots make their way to your mailbox this week, here's a closer look at one of the propositions you will come across. Proposition DD on the November ballot would legalize sports betting across the state, while taxing up to $29 million of the money generated.

Southbound I-25 near Fountain reopens after 5-vehicle crash

I-25 was closed for several hours overnight near the Ray Nixon Power Plant. There were five vehicles involved in the crash near Fountain, including a semi-truck, that sent one person to the hospital.