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5 things you need to know - September 13, 2019

Posted: 5:43 AM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 07:45:55-04
Fishers Peak
Downtown Colorado Springs
Sand Dunes National Park
District 38 opting out of sex ed curriculum
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Good morning southern Colorado and happy Friday! Here's what you need to know to start you off on your day.

Gov. Polis signs executive order to create state park outside Trinidad

The state is working with the City of Trinidad, The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, Great Outdoors Colorado, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife to utilize the nearly 20,000 acres of the former Crazy French Ranch, including Fishers Peak which towers over the area at 9,600 feet in elevation.

Colorado Springs cost of living passes national average

For the first time since early 2000, the cost of living in Colorado Springs is higher than the national average. The report showed Colorado Springs still being a cheaper alternative to Denver, which is around 10 percent above the national average.

Fabulous weather for a fantastic Friday

Beautiful weather returns this afternoon with sunny and dry skies. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than what we saw on Thursday, but still fairly comfortable if you're walking around or working outside.

School District 38 makes opting out of state's new sex ed curriculum official

The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board made it official on its sex education curriculum moving forward. They approved two resolutions that exclude the district from the new state comprehensive sex education program passed by lawmakers.

Rare Friday the 13th full moon to light night sky

As if Friday the 13th wasn't spooky enough, a full "Harvest Moon" will light up the sky just before midnight. A full moon on Friday the 13th is a rare occurance and those in the Central, Mountain or Pacific time zones will be able to see the full moon tonight.