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.
|Manhattan's at the Pavillion||1||$2 Fries, 2 for $8 Peach Seltzers|
|Waffle Chix||2||$2 Cornbread on a Stick|
|Santa Lucia||3||$2 Chocolate Covered Baklava|
|Dole Whip||4||$2 Mini Dole Whip|
|Bribiesca Concessions||5||2 for 1 Fried Candy Bars|
|Tony’s||6||2 for 1 Corn on the Cob|
|Sugar’s||7||2 Funnel Cakes for $12|
|Vineland United Methodist Church||8||$2 Soft Serve Cups|
|Oak Mountain||10||$2 One Flavor Sampler Cone|
|Sugar’s||11||2 Funnel Cakes for $12|
|West Coast Concessions||12||$2 Off Large Bags of Kettle Corn|
|Seafood Cajun||13||$2 Eggroll|
|Manhattan’s Pizza Parlor and More||14||2 for 1 Cheese Pizza, 2 for $8 Peach Seltzers|
|Tony’s||16||$2 Small Popcorn|
|Bribiesca’s||17||$2 Off Chili Cheese Fries|
|Stubby’s||18||$2 Off Cinnamon Roll|
|Cowboy Nut Shoppe||19||$2 Small Bag of Cinnamon Roasted Almonds|
|Tequila Shot Cantina||20||2 for $8 Peach Seltzers|
|The Watering Hole Café||21||$2 Fries, 2 for $8 Peach Seltzers|
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.
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.
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.
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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