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5 Things you need to know - September 20, 2019

Posted at 11:10 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 10:37:46-04

Here's the 5 Things you need to know for your Friday...

25th Annual Chile and Frijoles Festival kicks off today in Pueblo

Today, the 25th Annual Chile and Frijoles Fest gets underway in Pueblo. You can check out world-famous chiles, music, art and even partake in a frijole spitting contest. The action is taking place along Union Ave. in Downtown Pueblo.

Admission is $5, kids under 12 are free.

Anti-ICE protesters march in administrator's Aurora neighborhood

3 people were arrested as protesters took to the Aurora neighborhood of a ICE facility in response to reported conditions they say are unacceptable.One neighbor speaking out to Denver7 on the situation, "This is complete crap that they're walking through our neighborhood at 8-o'clock at night. this is a residential neighborhood." A spokesperson for GEO, the company that runs the facility says they are " deeply troubled by the dangerous rhetoric and intimidation perpetrated by these extremist groups."

8th vaping-related death reported nationwide

An 8th death nationwide has been reported in relation to Vaping. Officials in Missouri saying the man who was in his mid-40's started vaping in May before developing mild respiratory symptoms that grew worse before his death on Aug. 22.

Red flag warnings, wind and cooler temps for the weekend

A Red Flag Warning has been issued along I-25 and the upper Arkansas river from noon until 8 pm. This afternoon will be about 5 to 10 degrees above average in our area as dry and windy conditions are expected in the mountains and along the front range bringing ill be about 5 to 10 degrees above average in our area. Dry and windy conditions are expected in the mountains and along the front range. Thunderstorms are also possible along the eastern Plains this evening.

Folks descend on Nevada to "Storm Area 51"

Today is the day folks begin to storm Area 51. Though the "Storm Area 51" Facebook event started as a joke, it has taken on a life of its own as people gather to "see them aliens." One hopeful alien viewer sent the internet into a tizzy after doing the "Naruto run" behind a live shot from our sister station KTNV. Events across Nevada are planned throughout the weekend.