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5 things you need to know - October 9, 2019

Posted: 5:42 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 07:42:38-04
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Alcohol and drugs suspected in fatal Christmas Eve crash
Colorado lawmakers push federal government to fund PFAS cleanup efforts
The Chutes trail transitioning to mountain bikes and downhill only

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

Friends mourn loss of Colorado Springs shooting victim

Inside the Living Art Tattoo Shop, Nikko Alan created a following and developed friendships one tattoo at a time. Little did those closest to him know, his work would soon hold a deeper meaning after family and friends learned Alan was killed in a shooting outside a car wash in Colorado Springs Monday.

Abnormal heat with high fire danger today, huge temperature drop with snow tomorrow

High fire danger across southern Colorado today with warm air, low humidity, and strong afternoon winds. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm across the region today with winds gusting between 25 to 25 mph in the afternoon.

Colorado speed limit system, new technology coming to I-70

Colorado transportation officials have announced plans to install new technology along Interstate 70 that would increase the speed limit through Glenwood Canyon. Officials say the speed limit system would be the first of its kind installed in the state along with a dozen new signs, weather-monitoring stations and closed-circuit cameras.

Colorado lawmakers push federal government to fund PFAS cleanup efforts

A bipartisan push came from Colorado lawmakers demanding the federal government do more. They want more money from the feds - millions of dollars and remediation over several years. State senators, representatives, and staff with Environment Colorado met at Fountain Creek Regional Park for a press conference to discuss this issue.

Chutes Trail closed for final stage of construction

Chutes Trail in North Cheyenne Cañon Park is closing for construction and will be finished after two weeks, weather permitting. This phase of construction will wrap up the trail's conversion to a dedicated downhill mountain bike trail.