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5 Things to Know today: Dog disease becoming more common, new Colorado spacecraft construction, more

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 09:19:53-04

Good morning! Here are 5 Things to Know today.

1. Has your dog had the leptospirosis vaccine?
This bacterial disease appears more common this year, even forcing a Highlands Ranch family to put their dog, Copper, down. We talked with the family's veterinarian about the symptoms and how to protect your precious pup.

2. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Balloon Boy!
Tuesday was the 10-year anniversary of the Balloon Boy stunt. On Oct. 15, 2009, the world watched as a homemade balloon soared across the Colorado skies. And inside was a 6-year-old boy, probably terrified and possibly injured. Or so everybody thought... Read the full story here.

3. Did you watch the Democratic debate last night?
This debate in Ohio hosted by CNN and The New York Times features a record 12 candidates who met certain thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee. If you missed the debate, here are the highlights and fact checks.

4. New spacecraft being built in Colorado
The next big step for mankind is taking shape at Sierra Nevada Corporation's hangar in Louisville. A few days ago, the spacecraft Dream Chaser arrived at their headquarters, where it will stay until it is complete.

5. The Middle Mamm Fire reached 1,000 acres
This fire, which is burned a few miles south of Rifle, reached 1,069 acres on Tuesday afternoon. However, it's at least 23% contained and is back in local control for the first time since the fire sparked in July.