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Gov. Polis Says Schools Will Likely Be Closed the Remainder of Year

April 1st, 2020

Gov. Polis stated in a press release yesterday that it was likely that schools would remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year across Colorado. “All school districts… should prepare for traditional in classroom instruction to not return this school year,” said Polis. “I like to be an optimist, so it is possible, very unlikely.” Schools in Colorado were officially closed two weeks ago, and many classrooms are slowly shifting to online learning as they transition from spring break. “I think as much as possible, we want to make sure that everybody has... Read More

Air Force Academy Seniors Graduating 6 Weeks Early

April 1st, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Air Force Academy will be graduating its senior class six weeks early, on April 18th. Family and friends will not be allowed to attend, but will be able to livestream the event “I have invited the Class of 2020 to help the staff design their graduation ceremony and they will do this with the same care for military tradition and the Academy’s legacy as they’ve done leading other world-class Academy events,” Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria said in a press release from the academy. The academy said the graduation day will retain “the rigorous... Read More

Wild Animals Exploring Cities in Japan, Thailand, California, Colorado [VIDEO]

March 31st, 2020

With less humans moving around cities, wild animals are slowly moving into human territory. In Japan, deer are wandering the streets and getting into Dumpsters as less tourists have meant less freebies from humans feeding them. Deer have also been spotted near the airports in London as there have been less flights. Monkeys have been spotted in India and Thailand near once-popular shops as they are hunting for food. In California, wild turkeys have been spotted on shuttered school grounds. In Italy, the lack of boat traffic has led to crystal clear waters and wildlife, including swans, fish, and... Read More

Broncos News: Peyton Manning Shares Pep Talk for COVID-19

March 30th, 2020

Peyton Manning took to the Broncos Twitter page this week to share a message pertaining to COVID-19 and how it affects Coloradoans. Manning encourages Coloradoans to stay positive and to help out any way they can, including a link to Help Colorado. The site is looking for volunteers and donations to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis. #BroncosCountry, Colorado needs your help now more than ever. Join Peyton Manning & learn how you can help during this time of need » https://t.co/cipYV4v2JD#StayHomeStayStrong pic.twitter.com/z01jJLoPBM — Denver Broncos... Read More

How to Safely Order Takeout During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 28th, 2020

There’s no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, as is stated by the Food and Drug Administration: “Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness,” the agency’s website reads. “Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.”‘ The overwhelming evidence shows that COVID-19 is transmitted from being in close contact with an infectious person,... Read More

What You Can and Can’t Do Under Denver, Boulder’s Stay-at-Home Orders

March 25th, 2020

Denver and Boulder residents have been ordered to stay at home through April 10 at a minimum. Essential businesses will remain open, including:   Hospitals, clinics and walk-in health facilities. Medical and dental care, excluding elective procedures. Research and laboratory services. Medical wholesale and distribution. Home health-care companies, workers and aides. Pharmacies. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Behavioral health-care providers. Nursing homes, residential health care and congregate care facilities. Medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers, and... Read More

Colorado Real Estate Update

March 25th, 2020

Despite recent events, the real estate market has not yet hit a pause in Colorado. There are still new listings going up, and properties are selling, albeit at a slower pace than the last few weeks. The biggest factor that changed was properties withdrawn from the market, which increased considerably–understandable given the uncertainty regarding jobs right now and in the near future. Compared to last week: New Listings: 2438 – Up 16% from prior week Properties Pending: 2307 – Down 13% from prior week. Properties Withdrawn: 471 – Up 111% from prior week Properties Sold: 1744 – Down... Read More

Prohibition Last for ~3 Hours in Colorado

March 24th, 2020

Yesterday, the City and County of Denver deemed liquor stores and dispensaries non-essential in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus by shutting down more and more businesses. This plan backfired in as little as 30 minutes a crowds swarmed to stock up before the shutdown, causing huge crowds and fear from owners who tried to control the masses. The decision was reversed and extreme distancing was put in place instead, with customers required to remain six feet apart, including in lines that are now wrapping around  buildings. There has been both support and criticism of the decision, as... Read More

Boulder County Issues Hopeful Letter to Residents

March 21st, 2020

Boulder County Commissioners have issued a letter to residents offering to help those in need and instructions on self-care during the coronavirus epidemic. As we face these extraordinary circumstances, it’s important to remember we’re a community – and that together, we will get through this difficult time in our lives caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Boulder County residents have a long and resilient history of working together through tough times, from wildfires to floods to economic recessions, and we will do so again as we have before. While the impacts we’re... Read More

How Coloradoans Can Help Their Neighbors During the Coronavirus Shutdown

March 15th, 2020

It can be easy to get scared and begin to think selfishly in such an unusual time as this, but now more than ever it’s important to reach out to your fellow Coloradoans to offer any help possible. Social distancing does mean to stay six feet away, but it doesn’t mean to ignore everyone around you as long as you have hand sanitizer (even if your neighbors don’t). Here’s a few ideas on staying neighborly in Colorado during the outbreak. 1. Maintain social distancing, even if you’re young and healthy As there is not a vaccine for the coronavirus yet, everyone has to bank... Read More