Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

 

Storm to hit Rockies before forming new ‘bomb cyclone’

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) _ Flood, snow, avalanche and fire alerts popped up Monday from Idaho to Colorado, as parts of the U.S. interior that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month braced for round two of an unusual weather phenomenon. Welcome to springtime in the Rockies and parts of the Great Plains. It’s not unusual for floods, snow and fire to co-exist in the Rockies thanks to powerful storms blowing through the mountains, melting snow swelling waterways and high winds blowing through dry grasslandsRead More


Valley Hope Launches Alcohol Awareness Campaign

During National Alcohol Awareness Month in April, Valley Hope will highlight issues surrounding women and alcohol. Valley Hope, a nonprofit addiction treatment center, will highlight issues surrounding women and alcohol during National Alcohol Awareness Month in April. The residential and outpatient addiction treatment association plans to provide expertise on topics including women and moderate versus heavy drinking, personal recovery stories, rising alcoholism rates among women and alcoholism, throughout the month of April. “With alcohol misuse rates rising, women face particular challenges and health risks related to excessive drinking,” said Dr.Read More


Clean Campaign Act of 2019 (HB19-1318) and Campaign Finance Enforcement (SB19-232) Introduced

April 8, 2019 – Legislation was introduced in the Colorado Legislature that will shine light on secret political spending in Colorado elections and help Colorado hold those that break campaign finance laws accountable. Secretary of State Griswold ran for office to reform money in politics, and since being sworn in as Secretary of State, has traveled around Colorado to speak with everyday Coloradans about the importance of transparency in political spending. Since January, Secretary Griswold has hosted town halls on campaign finance reform in Aurora, Grand Junction, Pueblo, Boulder, Superior, andRead More


The Road to No More Victims – Impaired Driving Month

By Colleen Sheehey-Church My son Dustin had unforgettable, fiery red hair and a huge, goofy grin. He loved to make people laugh. One summer night shortly after graduating high school, Dustin got a ride with a 19-year-old driver who had alcohol and drugs in her system. Seat-belted and sober, Dustin was riding in the back seat when the driver lost control of the car, ran into an embankment and launched the car into a river. The driver and front seat passenger escaped. Dustin could not, and he drowned. As the immediateRead More


Anythink hosts special event with One Book Colorado author

BRIGHTON, Colo.–April 8, 2019–As a participant in One Book Colorado, a yearly initiative that promotes early literacy by providing all 4-year-olds in the state with access to an exceptional and recently published book, Anythink will be hosting a special story time with Marcie Colleen on Tuesday, April 16, at Anythink Brighton. Marcie Colleen is the author of Penguinaut!, this year’s One Book Colorado selected book about a penguin who devises a plan to fly from the zoo to the moon. All attendees will receive their own copy of the bookRead More


Blizzard Warning: Wednesday April 10, 2019

A Blizzard Warning will go into effect, Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 12 p.m. until Thursday April 11, 2019 at 12 p.m. Very warm temperatures are expected today, ahead of a developing upper level storm system moving over the Great Basin. Drastic changes in the weather are expected to occur on Wednesday as a strong cold front will race across northeast Colorado which will bring much colder temperatures, strong north winds and heavy snow. Areas of heavy snowfall across the Front Range to the far eastern plains and strong winds willRead More


Governor Polis Declares April “Dig Safely Month” in Colorado

DENVER) –Gov. Polis has issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as Dig Safely Month in Colorado. Beneath our feet lies an underground maze of different municipal and utility networks, including traffic signal and telephone systems, fiber optic cables, electric power lines, water, natural gas, oil pipelines and more. Hitting any of these buried lines during excavation work can result in service disruptions and subsequent repair costs and fines. More importantly, however, striking a utility line can be dangerous, resulting in injury or death. Whether the project is doneRead More