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Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

The blazes have burned the second-most acreage since 2000 and included the state’s two largest on record. One of Colorado’s smaller fires exploded late Wednesday from 30 square miles (78 square kilometers) to 196 square miles (508 square kilometers) and closed Rocky Mountain National Park.

Bennett, ‘Burg football games moved to Saturday

                        Both the Bennett Tigers and Strasburg Indians will play their Week No. 3 gridiron games a day later than originally expected as they both will kick off on the road at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 24. The orange-and-black will travel to the Arkansas Valley to play at Rocky Ford while Strasburg is playing at Falcon High School against Banning Lewis Prep Academy. In the case of Bennett, its schedule received a two-week revamp as the Tigers wereRead More

$6M allocated to Energize Gap Fund

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis recently announced that the state will allocate $6 million to the Energize Gap Fund. The second round of applications has opened and it will support even more Colorado businesses. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 26. “The fund is a bold, ambitious proposal that truly represents a holistic effort by both Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and beyond coming together and putting differences aside to provide much-needed relief to small businesses and nonprofits across the state that are reeling from the pandemic,” PolisRead More

Front Range Action Day for Particulates Until at least 4 p.m. 10/20/2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an ACTION DAY ALERT at 4PM on Monday, October 19, 2020 for the Front Range Urban Corridor from Douglas County north to Larimer and Weld counties, including the Denver-Boulder area, Fort Collins and Greeley. Moderate to heavy smoke can be expected through Tuesday morning for locations in Larimer and Boulder counties near the Cameron Peak, Calwood, and Lefthand Canyon wildfires. Lesser, but moderate, amounts of smoke can be found below these fires along the Front Range Urban Corridor, particularly fromRead More


Teens, tweens and parents are invited to spend an hour at home with debut middle-grade author Claribel A. Ortega for a virtual event through the Zoom platform on Saturday, October 24, 2 pm. Ortega will talk about her writing process and how her love for ‘80s pop culture shaped the story of Ghost Squad. A movie adaptation of Ortega’s supernatural fantasy is in the works. Ortega is a former journalist who writes young adult and middle-grade fantasy stories inspired by her Dominican heritage. She also stars in the podcast “Write orRead More

Colorado State Patrol Increases Enforcement of Move Over Law

Colorado State Patrol Increases Enforcement as Part of “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day” COLORADO – A proclamation signed by Governor Polis, officially declares October 19, 2020, as “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”. Together with AAA Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up this weekend in an effort to educate about new changes to this life-saving law – and some of that education will happen through enforcement.  “When you see lights flashing on the roadside, that’s yourRead More

Conversations with Commissioners Bill Holen, District 5

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Holen will provide updates on recent and upcoming projects and initiatives that affect our diverse communities.  A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Bill L. Holen Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 7-8 p.m. At the time of the event, listen in and ask questions by either: –  Calling 855-436-3656 –  Visiting our website at SPREAD THE NEWS COMMENT, Like, Follow & SHARE @I70Scout CURRENT EDITION WEATHER & TRAFFIC    PUZZLES    RECENT NEWS    ADVERTISE WITH US  

Governor Polis Gets Flu Shot, Encourages All Coloradans to Get Vaccinated

In June, Gov. Polis sent a letter to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requesting assistance in ensuring Colorado is prepared to respond during flu season, and can prevent the combined impact of flu and COVID-19 from overwhelming the health care system.

Governor Polis Takes Action to Address Fires in Colorado

The Governor extended an Executive Order concerning multiple fires statewide and authorizing the use of the Colorado National Guard

Hunters reminded to be careful, monitor health during Covid-19 pandemic

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges hunters to take extra precautions during the Covid-19 epidemic.