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NIH grants over $3 million to CSU researchers for studies on children with Down syndrome

A Colorado State University research team has received more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health for two studies of children who have Down syndrome. Deborah Fidler and Lisa Daunhauer, two faculty members in CSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, have received a five-year, $2.9 million NIH grant to identify the best ways to measure cognitive function in children, ages 2 to 8, who have Down syndrome. They’ll use a second $500,000 NIH grant to identify early indicators of attention difficulties in children with Down syndrome.Read More


Franktown man attacked by deer that was suspected to be hand-raised by people

FRANKTOWN, Colo. – A 56-year-old man was gored by a deer and received medical treatment at a hospital Wednesday evening. Wildlife officers suspect the aggressive deer was hand-raised by people. The man was released from the hospital Wednesday evening. The deer was dispatched by a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy after responding to a 911 call from the homeowners. The deer had displayed aggressive behavior towards the officer.    SPREAD THE NEWS COMMENT, Like, Follow & SHARE @I70Scout CURRENT EDITION WEATHER & TRAFFIC    PUZZLES    RECENT NEWS    ADVERTISE WITH US  


Franktown man attacked by deer that was suspected to be hand-raised by people

FRANKTOWN, Colo. – A 56-year-old man was gored by a deer and received medical treatment at a hospital Wednesday evening. Wildlife officers suspect the aggressive deer was hand-raised by people. The man was released from the hospital Wednesday evening. The deer was dispatched by a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy after responding to a 911 call from the homeowners. The deer had displayed aggressive behavior towards the officer.  The man and his wife told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers they saw what was a “friendly deer” fitted with a fluorescentRead More


Rain may be on the horizon in the West as a pattern change raises hope for wet weather

As firefighters continue their efforts to control blazes across California, there is hope on the horizon for some assistance from Mother Nature early next week. A stagnant ridge of high pressure has sat comfortably over the state through much of November, bringing about a delayed start to the wet season across the West. There will be a pair of incoming storm systems that will bring wet weather to the West Coast this week, but coverage will be limited to the Pacific Northwest and Montana. The unsettled weather will be welcomeRead More


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet November 14 – 15 in Wray

DENVER, Colo. – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss an annual review of “General Provisions” regulations (adjusting license fees and license agent commission rates according to adjustments to the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Consumer Price Index), annual review of “Fishing” regulations, annual review of “Furbearers and Small Game” (turkey hunting season dates and license numbers), as well as regulations pertaining to “Wildlife Properties,” “Damage Caused by Wildlife,” and “Passes, Permits and Registrations” at its November meeting. The Commission will also discuss the Department of Interior Wildlife Officials Exchange Program, Colorado Wildlife CouncilRead More


Gardner Announces $43 Million in Major Infrastructure Grants for Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, todayannounced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will award $43.35 million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant funding for two Colorado projects, including a $25 million grant for the City of Aurora to realign Picadilly Road and construct a new bridge over I-70, and an $18.35 million grant for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for highway improvements aimed at helping connect El Paso County regional military installations. NOTE:Read More


Small, wearable air pollution sensors will let workers know what they’re breathing

  Every day, millions of workers head to their jobs and breathe any number of airborne chemicals, particles or vapors, all of which may or may not be affecting their health. Measuring these pollution exposures – and making that data meaningful to workers and employers – is both difficult and expensive. Colorado State University engineers and social scientists are working to make such measurements simpler, more affordable and more comprehensive, so that workers everywhere can know what they are breathing. A team led by Ellison Carter and John Volckens inRead More


For better US foreign policy, report looks to Colorado’s middle class

BOULDER — U.S. foreign policy professionals should pay more attention to income inequality and rising costs for housing and childcare in states like Colorado, according to a new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report prepared in part by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. If U.S. foreign policy experts in Washington, D.C. remain disconnected from the economic realities Americans beyond the Beltway experience, the American public’s trust in them will continue to erode, according to researchers behind the “U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class” project. In an increasinglyRead More


Bennet Announces $18 Million Infrastructure Grant for El Paso Military Installations

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed an announcement that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive an $18.35 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a project aimed at helping connect El Paso County regional military installations. In August, Senator Bennet led a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao advocating for the grant.  The project includes improvements to turn lanes and additional westbound lanes on a nine-mile section of State Highway 94; widening 1.5 miles of South AcademyRead More


Governor Polis to Break Ground for Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial Nov. 11

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, along with Colorado Gold Star Families will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 in Lincoln Park at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be led by Gov. Polis and Larry A. Mizel, chairman and CEO of the MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, which is underwriting the construction of the memorial. Following the groundbreaking, Gov. Polis and others will read the names of fallen soldiers during the annual ColoradoRead More