Longmont drilling vote and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, May 23

Longmont drilling vote and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, May 23
Posted at 6:11 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 08:11:55-04

Good morning. Here are 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, May 23.

1. Longmont agrees to deal to end surface drilling
The Longmont City Council voted Tuesday to give final approval to a measure that will stop two oil and gas companies from undertaking surface drilling within city limits. Read more about the decision here.

2. Fort Logan honor bell milestone
A milestone will be reached at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. The honor bell will toll for the 1,000th time, for WWII veteran Elio Tasin, who served for about a year and a half as a combat infantry rifleman.

3. U.S. Air Force Graduation today
Secretary of Defense James Mattis will deliver the commencement address at today's graduation ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He's the first defense secretary to give the commencement address since Robert Gates in 2007.

4. Man hit by "lava bomb" in Hawaii
A man who'd been trying to protect homes on Hawaii's Big Island from flying balls of lava from the Kilauea volcano was hit in the leg by a bowling ball-sized "lava bomb." He's currently recovering in the hospital and is expected to be OK.

5. Some afternoon storms possible
Today will start off mostly sunny with temperatures in the 50s for the early morning drive. Highs will stay in the low 80s today, with a slight chance for a few more afternoon storms.