Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Monday morning.
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From record summer heat to winter-like conditions, our plants are in for a hard week
With an early-season snowfall in the forecast for much of southern Colorado this week, many of our plants are not prepared to handle snow this early. A summer snowstorm is moving through the state as a powerful cold front brings significant change to our weather pattern starting tomorrow. The best ways to minimize damage are to cover any plants you can and move your potted plants inside before the big, heavy wet snow arrives.
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. Thursday, September 10 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.
90s and 100s today followed by 30s with snow on Tuesday
Get ready for a wild weather ride in Colorado. We're going to see very hot and smoky conditions today followed by very cold air, rain, and snow from Tuesday through Wednesday morning. Smoke will be most dense in and around the mountains today, but we'll get pretty thick with smoke through the afternoon in most of the region. Highs will soar into the 90s and triple digits today, with high fire danger across most of our mountains.
What human trafficking looks like in Colorado
In recent weeks, the issue of human trafficking has received renewed attention online with the hashtag #SaveOurChildren in addition to protests held locally. It’s a crime that’s been going on for years in Colorado, and law enforcement, lawmakers, and local advocacy groups have been working to combat the issue impacting dozens every year. However, the stereotypical image of how trafficking is often portrayed- isn’t the reality for most in Colorado. In a technology-driven world, it’s also happening virtually.
Labor Day: History behind the national holiday and why we celebrate it
For many, Labor Day simply signifies the end of summer and it offers a great excuse for an extended weekend. However, there’s a deeper meaning behind the national holiday, which has roots as far back as the 1880s. Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement. It’s dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, the bedrock of the U.S. economy and the country's prosperity.
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