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5 Things You Need To Know - October 13, 2020

Cheyenne Mountain mascot protest
El Paso County
Posted at 6:39 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 08:39:25-04

Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Tuesday morning.

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Dozens take part in heated protest over Cheyenne Mountain High School mascot

Monday evening brought a heated protest over an ongoing issue: does Cheyenne Mountain High School's "Indians" mascot need to go? Police even came out to keep the peace as easily over a hundred people took over the small street in front of the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 offices to let officials know where they stand.
Wild Horse Fire 10% contained Monday evening, pre-evacuation status remains

The Wild Horse Fire is 10% contained as of 5 p.m. Monday evening, according to Fort Carson. Highway 115 was closed from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday between mile marker 38 and 32 for helicopter firefighting activity. Bucket operations will resume Tuesday to cover any hot spots, Fort Carson said
Warmer and breezy today with continued high fire danger

Another day for high fire danger and above-average heat for October. We're going to be warm and sunny with strong and gusty winds out of the south and southeast this afternoon. We'll be hot for mid-October, but we shouldn't break any records today.
Colorado Springs Walmart to temporarily close due to COVID-19 concerns

A Walmart store on the east side of Colorado Springs will temporarily close Monday due to COVID-19 concerns. According to a Walmart spokesperson, the store located at 3201 E. Platte Ave was closed to the public at 2 p.m. Monday and will remain closed all day on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
El Paso County opens first voting center

Ballots are being mailed out and El Paso County has now opened the first of its voting centers. A steady line of cars visited the center Monday, dropping off ballots for the Nov. 3 election. It's estimated that more than 350,000 votes will be cast in El Paso County.
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