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5 things you need to know for Friday, June 11 – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-06-11 07:36:25 –

Good morning in southern Colorado.This is what you need to know

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Eastbound I-70 reopens at Silverthorn after being closed due to wildfire
Eastbound I-70 is reopening after being closed at the Silverthorne exit due to a wildfire just south of the Interstate.

According to the Colorado Patrol, the fire, now known as the Straight Creek Fire, is near Milepoint 205, between the Silverthorne exit and the Eisenhower / Johnson Memorial Tunnel.

The fire is estimated to be 10 to 15 acres. Burning in the straight creek area between Tenderfoot Mountain and the interstate highway about two miles east of Dillon.

More resources will arrive at the scene on Friday. The CSP advised drivers to plan delays and possible alternative routes if fire behavior recovers.

Some evacuation ordered as the Platte River fire grows in Jefferson County
A wildfire broke out in the Ramonagarch area of ​​Jefferson County as firefighters worked to contain the flames on Thursday afternoon, causing evacuation.

According to Jefferson County officials, a fire on the Platte River is currently burning in the Dome Rock / Ramona Garchi area, and residents between the hotel and Dome Rock have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is S. as of 6:30 pm. Two square miles near Foxton Road and W. Pratt River Road have been evacuated and 25 homes have been contacted, he said.

The fire had reached 31 acres by 6:30 pm on Thursday and remained the same until early Friday morning. Contains 0%.

Get the latest First Alert 5 weather forecast
Today will be the best day of the next 7 days due to the cool and refreshing weather. Clear skies and wind conditions make the high pressures of the 1980s feel amazing throughout the region. Our winds come in from the north and draw cold air throughout the state.

You can see the temperatures of the 1950s in the calm and clear skies all night long. Sunny skies and windy Saturdays bring hotter air to Colorado Springs in the mid-1980s and Pueblo in the late 90s. Have a refreshing stay from Saturday to Sunday.

Penrose EMS suspends ambulance service after July 4th

On Thursday, the Penrose Volunteer Fire Department announced on Facebook that the Penrose EMS service will be suspended from July 4th.

The agency said the reason behind the decision to suspend services from non-profit volunteer units was a shortage of personnel.

The post states that reasons for low staff include fewer national volunteers, increased call volume, and additions to federal and state standards.

Colorado Nominates First Round of Teenage Winners of $ 50,000 Scholarship for Vaccination

Governor Jared Polis announced on Thursday the first five winners of a $ 50,000 scholarship distributed by the state through a lottery program for vaccinated children aged 12-17.

They include an aspiring dentist at Centennial, a girl from Longmont who wants to study American Sign Language, a boy from Mesa County and Boulder, and a girl from Littleton.

This week was the first draw of five scholarship winners. Five winners will be selected each week for the next four weeks, and the state will provide a total of 25 scholarships.

Colorado today plans to announce the second recipient of the $ 1 Million Award for Vaccinated Adults.

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