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5 things you need to know: Tuesday, August 31

Colorado State Fair
Posted at 6:43 AM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 09:22:27-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Good morning, Southern Colorado. Here are the 5 things you need to know for your Tuesday, August 31.

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KOAA Day and $2 Tuesday at Colorado State Fair

Today is $2 Tuesday at the fair and KOAA Day! You can find plenty of deals starting with $2 for fair admission, Ranch Rodeo admission, carnival rides, and Fair Food Bites!

The News5 team will be at the fair all day long, so stop in and say hello.

Today's $2 Fair Food Bites are below, the number corresponds to the location in the Fair Map.

Colorado State Fair $2 Tuesday
Tuesday, Aug 31 is KOAA Day and $2 Tuesday at the Colorado State Fair. Find your favorite food vendor with this map.

Manhattan's at the Pavillion1$2 Fries, 2 for $8 Peach Seltzers
Waffle Chix2$2 Cornbread on a Stick
Santa Lucia3$2 Chocolate Covered Baklava
Dole Whip4$2 Mini Dole Whip
Bribiesca Concessions52 for 1 Fried Candy Bars
Tony’s62 for 1 Corn on the Cob
Sugar’s72 Funnel Cakes for $12
Vineland United Methodist Church8$2 Soft Serve Cups
Sugar’s9$2 Soda
Oak Mountain10$2 One Flavor Sampler Cone
Sugar’s112 Funnel Cakes for $12
West Coast Concessions12$2 Off Large Bags of Kettle Corn
Seafood Cajun13$2 Eggroll
Manhattan’s Pizza Parlor and More142 for 1 Cheese Pizza, 2 for $8 Peach Seltzers
Tony’s15$2 Nachos
Tony’s16$2 Small Popcorn
Bribiesca’s17$2 Off Chili Cheese Fries
Stubby’s18$2 Off Cinnamon Roll
Cowboy Nut Shoppe19$2 Small Bag of Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Tequila Shot Cantina202 for $8 Peach Seltzers
The Watering Hole Café21$2 Fries, 2 for $8 Peach Seltzers

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Cripple Creek-Victor Reopens

Cripple Creek-Victor middle school and high school will reopen today after making the decision to close yesterday due to several people being exposed to COVID-19. The closure gave the district time to conduct contact tracing and determine who needs to be quarantined.

All unvaccinated teachers and staff will be required to wear a mask when they return to school. Students will still have their temperatures checked every morning as part of the district's covid-19 protocols.
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Schools Close Due to Heat

Two elementary schools in district 70 will remain closed today after sending students home early yesterday due to problems with their air conditioning systems. The district says they are working as fast as possible to get both Prairie Winds and Desert Sage elementaries back up and running. They don't know how long the repairs will take. And since hot weather is in the forecast again today, the district decided to call off classes for the day.
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CDPHE Votes to Require Vaccine for State Health Workers

The State Board of Health has voted to require the COVID-19 vaccine for workers at hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. The mandate does not apply to individual health care practitioners or staff or other settings where patients seek care. Close to 3,800 facilities will be affected by this mandate.
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Today's Forecast
Hot and dry today with hazy skies and wildfire smoke elevated through the sky are expected in Colorado Springs with near record-breaking temperatures. The high in Colorado Springs will be 94 degrees. The same is expected for Pueblo which will top out around triple digits at 99 degrees. But we still want you to come out to the fair for KOAA day! Admission is only $2 and we'll have our whole KOAA team out all day.
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