Good morning southern Colorado and here's what you need to know on your Friday morning.
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Reminded of post-July 4 coronavirus spike, Colorado officials urge caution this Labor Day weekend
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and other officials on Thursday urged people to be careful over the Labor Day weekend and mindful of not spreading the coronavirus as they get out and about. It’s been a common refrain from Colorado officials this week as we head into the holiday weekend after the state saw a spike in cases following the July 4 holiday.
Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off to explore new heights with citywide launch
Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off will take place this year with hot air balloons launching from various locations in the city, according to event organizers. The announcement came from the event's Facebook page stating the 43-year-old Labor Day tradition will be in a "heavily modified form" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday and Sunday, the balloons will launch from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. with the balloon glow only on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Today is the start of some big weekend heat
Today is the start of a big warm-up over the weekend. We're going to see sunny skies, and a light breeze in the afternoon, and highs up in the 80s and 90s across the lower elevations. The bigger heat will follow on Saturday and Sunday with highs widespread into the 90s and even a few triple digits by Sunday.
Colorado State Fair adds new dates for fair food drive-thru
If you didn't get to enjoy the fair food drive-thru last weekend at the Colorado State Fair, you have another opportunity to do so this Labor Day weekend. The drive-thru was a big hit all weekend long this past weekend. The state fair manager said more than 1,500 vehicles came to get food at the drive-thru. It was so successful, the fair will do the drive-thru again this weekend, starting Friday, Sept. 4. It will open at 11:30 a.m. and go until 7 p.m. until Sunday.
Boy bitten by rattlesnake recovers using telehealth
A 10-year-old boy is teaching us all a thing or two, when he stayed calm after being bitten by a rattlesnake while working on his family's farm. At the beginning of August, Mavrick Mitcheck was tending to sheep when he was bitten while closing a gate. He was alone at the time, but he remained calm, regulating his breath and heart rate. He jumped onto an ATV, and rode to his house to call his father.
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