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5 things you need to know - October 4, 2019

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Posted at 5:44 AM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 08:06:59-04

Good morning southern Colorado and happy Friday! Here's what you need to know to start you off on your day.

Favorable weather aids aggressive fight on Decker Fire

High temperatures, low relative humidity and wind gusts around 45-50 miles per hour have fanned the flames this week, leading to a significant jump in size overnight into Wednesday. The last known acreage is 5,348 as of Thursday afternoon.

Pueblo Mayor eyes green public transportation future

The future of public transportation in Pueblo could be turning green and residents can have a say at a community meeting this morning. In a community forum Thursday, Mayor Nick Gradisar says there are plans to move both the Pueblo Bus Garage and the Pueblo Transit Building.

Fire restrictions now in place in El Paso, Teller, Custer Counties

The restrictions were placed as a precaution due to heightened fire danger across the region as dry and warm conditions continue. The ban will be in effect until further notice.

Rain returns for parts of southern Colorado with a warm and windy afternoon

Showers and a few thunderstorms return to the southern mountains and plains later this morning, with sunshine and down sloping winds to give us a warm afternoon. No severe weather or flooding is expected, and most of the moisture is expected to stay south of El Paso County.

Garden of the Gods Park to host “Motorless Morning” on October 6

For one day you and your family can enjoy the sunshine and silence throughout Garden of the Gods because this Sunday is Motorless Morning in the park. The park has some new safety measures in place this year as attendance continues to increase each time this event comes around.