No growth on the fire today, and it’s now 30% contained. Mop-up is underway.

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Homes with Highway 83 address that have direct access off Hwy 83 are now on pre-evacuation status. El Paso County Public Health is opening what it’s calling a Public Health Convenience Center for water testing kits, tetanus vaccinations, and public health information.

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U.S. 50 has reopened, and all evacuated residents are allowed home. Officials say those residents will remain on a pre-evacuation notice, pending fire conditions. The Royal Gorge Tourist Train can begin running again, once the railway determines they’re ready. River access on the closed sections of the Arkansas River will be re-evaluated on Friday. Containment of the fire is listed at 40%.

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The Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management is offering another round of free sandbags today to residents affected by potential flooding, starting at 5 PM.

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Colorado’s elected officials have issued statements regarding today’s school shooting in Connecticut. Click inside for statements from Governor Hickenlooper, as well as a statement from Colorado’s Congressional Delegation.

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This Saturday, sandbags will be distributed free of charge to residents who could be affected by flooding in aftermath of the Waldo Canyon fire. Click for the full press release.

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As cyclists prepare to race into Colorado Springs Friday, some road closures are already taking effect. Click on this post for information regarding road closures due to the USA Pro Challenge.

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Colorado Springs’ Office of Emergency Management is hosting a resident preparedness meeting Thursday evening, focusing on updated information and current flood related issues. Read more for the full press release.

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine.
 

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · If you are bitten by a Lone Star tick, you could develop an unusual allergy to red meat. And as this tick’s territory spreads beyond the Southeast, the allergy seems to be spreading with it.
 

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · President Trump’s mixed messages on immigration are making it difficult for Republicans on Capitol Hill to coalesce around legislation. House GOP leaders are still struggling with internal splits.
 

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · Pop Culture Happy Hour had so much fun finding stand-up specials to recommend that we figured we’d write it all down so you can find the ones you really want.
 

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June 24, 2018 | NPR · Hall, the author of more than 40 books, died on Saturday at his family farm in the town of Wilmot, N.H.
 

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June 24, 2018 | NPR · This weekend, Youth Cinema Project students screened their films for the public. The program aims to create a pipeline to get kids of color in underachieving schools into the filmmaking industry.
 

Music

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · Watch the New York rap icon perform “Paid In Full” and “Know The Ledge,” as well as a new song for Marvel’s Luke Cage, at the Tiny Desk.
 

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · Writers from across the public radio map pick the best songs they’ve heard this year.
 

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June 25, 2018 | NPR · Writers from across the public radio map pick the best songs they’ve heard this year.
 

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