Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Thursday morning.
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Town hall taking place virtually on Colorado election security
As election season nears, a town hall discussing the state's election security will take place virtually Thursday morning. The town hall with President of the Senate Leroy Garcia and Secretary of State Jena Griswold will discuss the state's approach to the election, mail-in ballots, and the new tracking system. Here in Colorado, mail-in ballots are nothing new, with the state considered a national model for how the system can work safely. Click the link above to register for the Zoom town hall.
COVID-19 outbreak at CU Boulder now the largest in Colorado, state data says
The COVID-19 outbreak at the University of Colorado Boulder is now the largest in the state, with 1,198 positive cases among students and 104 with probable cases of the virus, according to the latest outbreak data released by state officials Wednesday. Twelve staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the data. CU Boulder switched to fully-remote classes Wednesday for at least the next two weeks, as university officials work to curb the spread of COVID-19 among students, with cases on the rise and isolation spaces dwindling on campus.
Record heat possible over the next few days
We're looking at a hot few days here at the end of September in southern Colorado! A heat ridge from the west will slide in and warm our high temperatures up to or over the record high from today through Saturday. We'll see sunny skies and breezy conditions today that will last over the next few days.
Several streets, parks, and trails to be impacted by 4-day mountain bike race
More than 200 cyclists from across the country are taking part in a four-day mountain bike challenge at various locations in Colorado Springs and El Paso County. Several streets, parks, and trails will be impacted by Pikes Peak APEX going on Thursday through Sunday. It's a mixed terrain off-road event that will feature a variety of mountain bikes. Spectators are welcome along the course and strongly encouraged to wear face coverings, practice physical distancing, and refrain from congregating in starting and finishing areas.
Man detained after driving car through crowd of Breonna Taylor protesters in Denver, police say
A man has been detained after he drove his car through a crowd of protesters calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case outside the Colorado State Capitol late Wednesday night. Video showed a small crowd of protesters surrounding the parked vehicle and blocking the man's way, at times banging on the hood of the car, before the driver accelerated and drove his vehicle through demonstrators.
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