Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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Pueblo County Commissioners to revisit Black Hills Energy transmission line project
Pueblo County Commissioners will meet Thursday to discuss the proposed transmission line towers between Pueblo West and Fremont County. Commissioners postponed conversations last month when they asked for more time to collect facts and legal advice relating to the project. Black Hills Energy is proposing running 39 miles of power lines from Pueblo West to Cañon City in a project called the Cañon West Reliability Project in order to meet power demand and lower costs for customers.
KOAA and SHIELD616 team up to protect Black Forest Fire and Rescue
For the second year in a row, News5's Ira Cronin is taking part in SHIELD616's Border to Border Ride. New this year is a virtual telethon as KOAA News5 teams up with the nonprofit to equip the members of Black Forest Fire and Rescue with equipment to keep them safe.
Today is Shield616 Day on KOAA News5 and your chance to give support to Shield616's mission to help first responders by supplying protective gear to men and women in the line of fire. We're asking for your donations in a total of $48,000 through this week. A donation of $25 can make a difference in the lives of these brave personnel.
Cold, foggy, and cloudy today with one last push of rain and snow out west
Dense fog is likely today through the morning hours, especially in and around El Paso County and down south near Raton Pass. The fog will likely not break until the late morning, so drive slowly with our limited visibility. There will be morning showers out in the plains and a few flurries in the mountains, but most of the region will be dry this afternoon.
CHSAA votes against changing high school sports schedule
After talks of starting the high school football season in fall, CHSAA voted unanimously Tuesday to continue with plans to kick off the season in the spring. Earlier this summer, CHSAA announced contact sports, such as football, would be played in the spring 2021. However, with the state's low number of COVID-19 cases and increased public pressure, the matter has been revisited over the past few weeks.
Recovery industry grows during COVID-19 pandemic
While many industries have struggled to stay afloat during this tumultuous time, those in the recovery industry have had to expand their services to meet the demand. AspenRidge Recovery has been around for five years now, and serves people with substance use or mental health issues. They are opening a new location on Monday, September 14, in Colorado Springs. This will be their second new location since the beginning of summer. They now have four physical locations in Colorado.
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