Monday, November 25th, 2019

 

‘Perfect Storm’ for Holiday Travelers – Stay off the roads if you can. Plan for long delays if you can’t. 

DENVER (Nov. 25, 2019) – In many ways, it’s the perfect storm: Severe winter weather will bring a foot or more of snow to much of Colorado through Tuesday night, at the same time that nearly a million Thanksgiving travelers will begin to mix with folks commuting to and from work.  The National Weather Service warns that travel may become “impossible” across the I-25 urban corridor and north of I-70 across the Eastern Plains.  AAA urges Coloradans to avoid driving until the storm has passed. If you must drive, slow down, be cautious, and prepareRead More


Gov. Polis Announces New Americans Initiative to Ensure Immigrants and Refugees Thrive in Colorado

DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis announced the launch of the New Americans Initiative, headed by Kit Taintor, Senior Advisor to the Governor for New American Integration.  Focusing on Colorado’s new American populations, the Initiative will involve executive agencies and diverse stakeholders, including nonprofit providers, to ensure new Americans have the opportunity to thrive in their communities. Kit will provide strategic focus to support a Colorado community that immigrants and refugees are eager to call home.  “This week, as the United States Supreme Court hears arguments on DACA, we wantRead More


Twenty-two states join Colorado’s request to U. S. Supreme Court to review “faithless electors” case

Today, twenty-two states signed on to an amicus brief that underlines the urgency in Colorado’s petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an unprecedented decision issued in August in Baca v. Colorado Department of State. The 10th Circuit decision states that Colorado cannot remove presidential electors if they fail to cast their ballots in accordance with state law, which requires presidential electors to cast their Electoral College ballots for the candidate who won the most votes in Colorado. Because the 10th Circuit’s ruling impedes Colorado’s ability to enforce state lawRead More


Colorado Parks and Wildlife releases “My First Big Game Hunt” video series

DENVER – “My First Big Game Hunt” is a new 16-part video series from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, debuting Nov. 25, introducing nonhunters to hunting through the journey of Crystal Egli. Egli is a videographer for CPW, who had no resources or connections to hunting until she joined the agency, and decided to give it a try as an adult.  New videos in the series will be released weekly on Mondays at 3 p.m. mountain time.  Egli filmed and edited each video over the course of a year, documenting everyRead More


State government offices in Denver area will open late tomorrow

DENVER — State of Colorado government offices in Denver and surrounding suburban counties will open to the public at 10 a.m. due to extreme weather conditions. There will be a two-hour delay in scheduled start times for state employees to arrive to work safely.  State facilities essential to public health and safety will maintain regular operating schedules and “essential personnel” will maintain regular schedules.  The Colorado Judicial Branch posts its own information regarding closures and delays related to Colorado’s courthouses and probation offices. Visit www.courts.state.co.us for current information related toRead More


Private Pesticide Recertification Meetings

Colorado State University Extension is hosting Private Pesticide Recertification sessions at various locations in Northeast Colorado.  Anyone who purchases restricted-use pesticides must have a Private Pesticide Applicator license which is issued by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  Private Applicator license study guides and exams can be obtained either from the Colorado Department of Agriculture or some Extension offices.  This test is also available on-line. Once a license is received, it is active for 3 years before renewal is needed.  Renewal can be achieved by either retaking the exam or attendingRead More


Urban green space can prevent premature deaths, study finds

Having green spaces in residential areas can protect against premature mortality, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by Colorado State University in collaboration with the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and the World Health Organization. The research team, led by Dr. David Rojas-Rueda, assistant professor of epidemiology at CSU, found that an increase in green spaces around homes is significantly associated with reduced premature mortality. More specifically, researchers identified an estimate for the protective effect: a 4% reduction in premature mortality per each increase of 0.1 usingRead More