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5 Things You Need To Know - September 9, 2020

Colorado partnering with Apple, Google for software that can notify people exposed to COVID-19
Letecia Stauch (EPCSO booking photo)
KOAA Studio Snow 9/8-9/9/2020
Weather closings and delays
SHIELD616 Border to Border ride (small)
Posted at 6:10 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 08:10:16-04

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.

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Colorado partnering with Apple, Google for software that can notify people exposed to COVID-19

Colorado officials announced Tuesday the state would be partnering with Apple and Google and rolling out cell phone services later this month to help with anonymous COVID-19 exposure and contact tracing for people who opt in. The two tech giants announced on Sept. 1 they were expanding their “Exposure Notifications Express” software programs that were first launched in April, saying they had streamlined the systems to make it easier for local public health departments to use in various states.
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State hospital finds Letecia Stauch competent to stand trial

A review hearing for Letecia Stauch, who is accused of murdering her stepson, Tuesday afternoon revealed her mental evaluation that was ordered in early June has been completed and she has been found by the state hospital competent to stand trial. Letecia Stauch's lawyers have lined up a second opinion to review the evaluation, which has been extended past its usual 35-day deadline due to COVID-19 concerns. News5's Colette Bordelon was inside the courtroom and reported Gannon Stauch's father, Al Stauch, was in the room as well.
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Warm ground melted overnight snow and saved our morning commute

Lots of snow fell across southern Colorado overnight, but highs in the 90s on Monday kept most of it from sticking to the ground. There will be several slick drives in the mountains and at most small roads above 7,000 feet this morning, but the main commutes like I-25 from Denver to Colorado Springs will be just fine. We'll keep seeing snow through the early morning hours, but dry conditions should take over mid-morning and last through most of the afternoon.
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Weather closings and delays for Wednesday, Sept. 9

After an early September snow fell across southern Colorado overnight, we'll keep seeing snow through the early morning hours, but dry conditions should take over mid-morning and last through most of the afternoon. We'll keep this list updated with any school, business, military or religious organization closures or delays for Wednesday, Sept. 9. Click the link above to view current closures and delays.
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KOAA/SHIELD616 Virtual telethon for Black Forest Fire Rescue gets big boost from S-5

This year's SHIELD616 Border-to-Border Ride is happening this week and the effort has already raised enough money to outfit the entire Steamboat Springs police department with protective gear and now we are also looking to help a local agency: Black Forest Fire Rescue. Click the link above for more on how you can donate and help supply protective gear for Black Forest Fire Rescue.
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