Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Wednesday morning.
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Colorado State Fair to continue as planned with modifications
The Colorado State Fair will look a little different this year, but it is continuing as planned with some modifications, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The fair, which is scheduled for Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, will have modified activities after a vote made by the Colorado State Fair Board of Authority Tuesday.
City Council proceeds with Citizen's Accountability Advisory Board
At a passionate work session for Colorado Springs City Council, two proposals for police oversight were presented with one of them moving forward. Council ultimately showed the most support for a plan that would allow council members to appoint people onto an advisory board, rather than a model where the council president would choose people who have already been selected as options by those behind the proposal.
High heat and fire danger today, 20 degrees cooler tomorrow
We will once again be very hot today with highs widespread across the plains in the 90s and a few lower triple digits along the Highway 50 corridor from Pueblo east to Lamar. Fire danger is going to remain extremely high across the entire forecast area with Red Flag Warnings remaining in place until 8 p.m. tonight.
El Paso County resolution opposes governor's COVID-19 emergency powers
El Paso County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday saying Colorado Gov. Jared Polis went beyond his authority during the COVID-19 crisis. The governor’s office quickly designated distribution of the federal dollars made available during the emergency. Several commissioners believe Polis ignored Colorado statute requiring funding for the state go through the state’s legislature.
Colorado couple arrested for death of juvenile
An El Paso County couple turned themselves in to authorities and is facing murder charges in connection to the death of a juvenile back in March, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said the juvenile's death happened on March 11 and after months of investigating, they were able to issue arrest warrants for 41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin.
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