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5 Things You Need To Know - October 5, 2020

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 08:41:06-04

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

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New pedestrian bridge finally taking shape in Colorado Springs

The southwest downtown pedestrian bridge will begin to take shape Monday morning. With the construction of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic museum, the downtown area is undergoing $2 billion renovations, including a 550-ton bridge. Work will take place during an eight-hour window. Crews will set specialized transport ramps across four main railroad tracks. The crews then need to move the bridge over the ramps, and then remove the ramps to allow traffic flow to resume.
Queen Palmer Elementary moves to remote learning after positive COVID-19 case

Queen Palmer Elementary in District 11 has moved into remote learning after being notified of a positive COVID-19 case. The district announced Sunday evening that "due to the number of individuals placed in quarantine," the school would be in remote learning until Oct. 20. The district started welcoming back elementary and middle school students on Sept. 21 for in-person learning.
Warm with high to elevated fire danger today

Fire danger is high once again today across Colorado, particularly for areas along and north of the Palmer Divide. We're going to see highs in the 80s across the region with gusty afternoon winds and very low relative humidity.
Murals go up in Colorado Springs to encourage voting

Five new murals just went up around Colorado Springs as part of a national get out the vote initiative. And they're making the city just a bit more vibrant. It's all part of Facebook's 'Voting is Voice' initiative encouraging people to vote this November. The social media giant commissioned five artists to create murals encouraging voter participation in 10 cities across the U.S., including Colorado Springs.
The Review & Preview: What southern Coloradans need to know this week

With so much information being announced daily about the COVID-19 pandemic, here is a review and preview of what is going on in Southern Colorado as it pertains to the virus. Click the link above to catch up on what took place last week and what is to come this week within News5's The Rebound series.
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