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Humanities Grants Focused on Recovery

Humanities Grants Focused on Recovery Colorado Humanities has released guidelines for the 2021 Colorado Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (COSHARP) grants that will open for submission on August 2. Covid has had a lasting impact on the public humanities field across the state, and Colorado Humanities will award funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, through the National Endowment for the Humanities, to meet the needs of organizations doing public humanities work in Colorado. We especially encourage applications from organizations in rural areas and those servingRead More

New Colorado Outdoors podcast episode explains blue-green algae and E. coli in our lakes and reservoirs

Photo of a blue-green algae bloom DENVER – Summer is the time of year when many folks are enjoying spending time on the water, but it is also the time of year when algae blooms or E. Coli can cause closures of popular areas like swim beaches. Colorado Parks and Wildlife explains them both in its latest podcast episode of Colorado Outdoors.Listen in to the podcast episodeWATCH: video explaining blue-green algaeThis summer there have been closures in areas at Barr Lake, Chatfield and Cherry Creek state parks, and at DeWeese ReservoirRead More

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Annual Take a Friend Fishing Contest encourages anglers to share their love of fishing

  DENVER – For the third consecutive year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its partner Colorado fishing companies are encouraging anglers to take a friend fishing. As a reward for anglers sharing their expertise and love of fishing, CPW has created a contest for mentors who take the time to pass on their knowledge, with prizes for the mentor as well as the mentee.“Fishing is something a person can enjoy their entire life. When you teach someone how to fish, you can literally change their life forever. We’ve received someRead More

Full closure of westbound I-70 from I-270 to Colorado Boulevard rescheduled for the weekend of July 30

DENVER — As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, westbound Interstate 70 has been rescheduled to close between I-270 and Colorado Boulevard at 10 p.m., Friday, July 30, through 5 a.m., Monday, August 2, for final paving operations. This marks the last one-directional full weekend closure in the center segment between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street.   Closing a stretch of I-70 to complete all of the paving over a weekend eliminates months of nightly lane closures. It also ensures the road will be smoother andRead More

Cast Your Vote Colorado – 8th Annual “Best Looking Cruiser” Contest

COLORADO –  The Colorado State Patrol has always taken pride in the vehicles they use to ensure safety, and now they are asking for help in showing them off across the country. Each year the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), holds the “Best Looking Cruiser” contest, setting the stage for a friendly competition between the 50 state police agencies to see who will land in a calendar for the following year. Voting begins Tuesday, July 20 through Tuesday, August 2, 2021.  “Our vehicles are our offices.  They’re distinct, unique,Read More

State Labor Dept. enhancing security measures for unemployment accounts

Fraud prevention protocols will remain a constant in the new normal of unemployment insurance (DENVER) — In order to better safeguard Colorado unemployment claimants against scams and other attempts to compromise their accounts, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) as part of the MyUI+ login process. MyUI+ is the state’s new, modernized online portal used to file unemployment insurance claims that was launched in January of this year. Beginning in early August, Colorado unemployment claimants logging into their MyUI+ accounts will be required toRead More

Full weekend closure of eastbound I-70 from Brighton Boulevard to I-270 starts July 16

Westbound full weekend closure rescheduled   DENVER — As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, eastbound Interstate 70 will close between I-270 and Brighton Boulevard starting at 10 p.m., Friday, July 16, through 5 a.m., Monday, July 19, for final paving operations. The Central 70 Project is nearly finished constructing the new three-mile stretch of I-70 between Colorado Boulevard and Quebec Street. Before reaching this major milestone, there will be two weekend-long closures of I-70 to complete final paving, one in each direction.  By conducting theseRead More

Tree Watering Necessary During Drought Conditions

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Despite occasional rain showers in areas of western Colorado over the spring and summer, persistent drought conditions have parched soil over much of the western part of the state, stressing irrigated lawns and larger landscape trees. During these periods of drought, residents should consider supplemental watering to keep their trees healthy.“Adequately watering your trees is the best way to ensure optimum growth and vigor during the summer months,” said Donna Davis, urban and community forestry specialist for the Colorado State Forest Service. “Drought-stressed trees become susceptibleRead More

Denver Sweep Data Shows City’s Efforts to Hide Homelessness Ahead of All-Star Gam

By Robert Davis The Associated Press An analysis of city data shows the recent uptick in homeless encampment sweeps is more closely connected to the Major League All-Star Game than Denver Mayor Michael Hancock claims.  According to data on homeless encampments sweeps that Denver VOICE obtained from Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca’s (District 9) office, nearly 90% of the sweeps that occurred between April 6—the day it was announced Denver would host the midsummer classic—and July 1 occurred at camps located along roads and multiuse pathways leading to Coors Field. To makeRead More

Phase one of the Staunton cabin restoration complete

Over a nine-week period, volunteers spent 2,435 hours working on the historic Staunton cabin restoration project PINE, Colo. – Despite all the physical challenges such as cold, snow and extreme heat, and the technical obstacles encountered in a 103 year old cabin, the crew from HistoriCorps and 70 volunteers completed phase one of the Staunton cabin restoration on June 18 at Staunton State Park.In nine weeks from the start back on April 5, and with 2,435 volunteer hours (valued at $81,840), a new shake roof, internal structural supports, a new porch and a drainageRead More