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Crews fighting "YMCA Fire" southwest of Canon City
Crews are fighting a wildland fire not far from the Royal Gorge. According to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the fire was first reported at 3:37 p.m. It is burning on BLM Royal Gorge Field Office lands in the Grand Canyon Hills area, approximately four miles southwest of Canon City. There has not been an update this morning, but the last update estimated the fire at 120 acres with no structures being threatened.
Potential plans for Pueblo schools this fall
Pueblo schools are getting ready to welcome students back to school this fall, but it will look very different from any other year. News5 discussed the plans for both School District 60 and 70, which they hope to implement as long as health guidelines surrounding coronavirus allow them to do so.
Hot and dry again today with slightly lower fire danger
We're going to be hot again today, but not quite as hot as we were on Wednesday. Highs will generally be about 2 to 4 degrees cooler than yesterday. We'll see lighter winds today which is helping to keep fire danger on the low end. Overnight we'll be warm and calm with continued dry skies.
Colorado authorities arrest 3 people in marijuana bust spanning 3 counties
Three people have been arrested following a 14-hour marijuana bust operation that involved multiple agencies, according to the Teller County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said this marijuana bust effort lasted 14 hours in Colorado Springs, Divide, and Trinidad, spanning three counties. The investigation was into a group that was associated with "black market marijuana cultivation and distribution."
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum reopens doors to public
The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is preparing to reopen its doors to the public for the first time since the pandemic began. The museum will operate on two hour blocks with only 50 visitors allowed in the building at one time. Visitors will be encouraged to reserve a free ticket online, though a limited number of walk-in tickets will be available. Masks will be required and they will have in place temperature checks as well as social distancing rules.
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