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5 Things You Need To Know - September 22, 2020

Fountain Daffodil Street Fire
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Fall colors near Woodland Park
Posted at 6:26 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 08:26:39-04

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

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Colorado bars can now stay open later in certain places

Many bars across Colorado are now able to stay open a bit later. Before Monday, a statewide last call order restricted all bars to stop serving by 11 p.m. due to COVID-19 crowding concerns. But as of Monday night, there's a new order in place. Under the new order, each county's position on the state's COVID-19 dial will determine how much control a county has over restrictions, including what time last call can be.
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Fountain family of 6 escapes house fire uninjured

A family of six was able to escape a house fire safely after flames erupted early Tuesday morning, according to the Fountain Fire Department. The fire on Daffodil Street started just after 3 a.m. and while first responders are still on scene as of 5:10 a.m., they are just working to extinguish any hot spots at this time. The front of the home and two vehicles were badly burned as a result.
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Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible this afternoon

We have a chance for rain and thunderstorms today across southern Colorado, but don't get overly optimistic about soaking moisture. Showers and storms will start over the mountains around lunchtime and move east to the I-25 corridor and plains through the end of the day. Storms will be non-severe, and not everyone will get wet due to the scattered and spotty nature of the rain.
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Your ultimate guide for Colorado's fall colors

Happy first day of fall! We've been receiving many photos from you all and leaves have started to turn in some places. For the best places to go leaf-peeping, check out our ultimate guide and when various locations in Colorado will be expected to peak. Click the link above for more.
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NFL fines Vic Fangio $100K for not wearing mask during Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh Steelers

The NFL showed its teeth with its policy on face coverings in the bench area Monday night, fining three teams more $1 million for violations. According to multiple reports, including The Washington Post, the Broncos' Vic Fangio was docked $100,000 and the team fined $250K for the coach not wearing his mask during Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fangio had a mask on during Sunday's game, but repeatedly removed it when calling defensive signals as the team's coordinator.
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