A strong cold front will move through Southern Colorado today. It will bring much colder temperatures (especially in the afternoon), strong wind, a few rain/snow showers, and blowing dust to Southern Colorado. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
The Air Force Academy has reopened some of its grounds to the public after being closed for more than eight months.
Certain areas of the base have been closed because of security concerns. Those that are reopening include: the cadet chapel, visitor center, Arnold Hall, the field House facilities, and cadet athletic fields.
Another important change visitors need to know is, they will no longer need to show identification in order to gain access to the Academy.
Because of the closing of many of the base's popular tourist sites, according to Air Force officials, the number of visitors dropped this year by about 40,000. They estimate $1.1 million in revenue, normally generated from gift shops and restaurants, have also been lost.
The changes are now in effect. Academy officials say the same driving and parking procedures will remain for Falcon football games.