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The Answer to Shortened Seasons, Missed Games, and Modified Schedules

April 15th, 2020

While the hungry sports fan has to settle for games of H.O.R.S.E, NBA2K, and replays of March Madness from 1992 as the world quarantines, there has been some optimism recently as many leagues start to brainstorm about returning to their games. The NHL has reported that cities across the country have shown interest in hosting playoff games at neutral-site locations. MLB has reportedly discussed the possibility of the rearrangement of leagues, increased double-headers, and reduction in games.  And the NBA has even toyed with the thought of moving the entire league to the Bahamas until COVID-19... Read More

The Top Seven Sports of Quarantine

April 7th, 2020

With no professional sports, no collegiate athletics, and the Summer Olympics postponed until next year, the assumption is that sports are gone for now as we sit and wait for it all to return. But that’s not true. Even with the quarantine limiting our access, and changing life’s rules, sport continues on. Here are the top seven sports of quarantine. Tik Tok – Once considered a basic social app that just needed a teenager, a trendy song, and a simple 15 second dance routine, Tik Tok is now a major sport in most households. With nothing but time on our hands, Tik Tok now requires 37 takes... Read More

Goggles for Docs: Donate Used Ski Goggles

April 3rd, 2020

With ski season cancelled early and doctors facing a shortage of protective equipment, Goggles for Docs was born. The site allows you to see what hospitals in Colorado are facing a shortage of protective gear and need something like new or used ski goggles donated. Simply let the hospital know how many pairs you are going to send, sanitize the equipment per their instructions, and overnight the goggles or drop them off at a designated drop-off center. So far, the site has already pulled in over 10,000 donations of goggles. If you don’t have a pair to donate, there are still other ways you... Read More

Colorado Unemployment Claims Top 60,784; How to Apply if You Need Help

April 3rd, 2020

Unemployment claims have been steadily increasing in Colorado as shutdowns continue across the state. To compare, recession-level claims were averaging about 5,000 a week; last week claims were at at 19,000, and this week has hit 60,000. File an unemployment insurance claim – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Unemployment guide – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Additional information on unemployment in Colorado – Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Learn more about unemployment insurance from this PDF – U.S. Department of Labor  Read More

Loophole Allows Gun Sales in Colorado Without Background Check

April 1st, 2020

There is a massive backlog is background checks for gun sales due to a spike in applications from coronavirus fears coupled with the restrictions from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation employees who are working remotely. Under federal law, the CBI has three days to approve or deny a gun sale–if this deadline is not met, it is up to the discretion of the seller to decide. The bureau is working through a backlog of nearly 9,000 applications, making a process that usually takes around 8 minutes take around 4 business days. “Obviously we’re in a different time,” CBI spokesperson Susan... Read More

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

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

The Digital Decameron

March 27th, 2020

Ten writers. Ten days. One hundred stories.   And so, at last, it has come to this: The world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper, not a bomb, but a bug. We don’t ride out in a blaze of glory in a nuclear explosion, but it all ends in the pestilential isolation of our screens. We have been ever-further socially distant for years, but now that it’s a mandate, we seek ever more connection through our last remaining (fiber optic cable) lines. It would serve us well to remember that in this, as in all things, nothing is new. We are only as we ever have been and will always be, in times of... Read More