August 17, 2020

August 17, 2020


Save our Children

Anne Boswell reports from Otero county on how Southeast Colorado is taking part in the most recent “Save Our Children” movement. The Save our children rally took place Saturday August 15, ending South of the City Park.

Car seat Safety

39 children succumbed to fatal vehicle crashes due to inappropriate car seat use. Colorado State Patrol sergeant John Bronnaman shares the importance of car seat safety to Colorado parents. For questions on your child's car seat, or to schedule an appointment for assistance installing a safety seat, call Colorado State Patrol at 336-7404.

COVID Cases in Prowers County

Over the weekend, several cases of Covid 19 were announced from Prowers County Public Health. A bus driver for Lamar school district has tested positive for COVID-19. Bus services to and from school will now be unavailable until August 31st. The driver, students on board the bus, and anyone in close contact will be asked to quarantine due to the virus. Prowers county also has more than 2 positive cases associated with the Sand & Sage Rodeo and has been identified as an outbreak for the county. Individuals who participated in the Sand & Sage fair between the dates of August 4 and August 8 should seek coronavirus testing. For questions or concerns, contact Prowers county Public Health & Environment at 336-8721.


CU Students Move in for College

It's move-in day for students at the University of Colorado, but things will be very different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spokesman Scotts Pribble says students will need to show proof they have tested negative for COVID-19 within the last five days when they check in at the CU Events Center. Students can only have two people with them this year to help them move into their residence halls, and masks are mandatory for when they are out in public areas.

Southern Colorado Fires

Smoke from wildfires is being blamed for some hazy conditions in Southern Colorado. Marla Luckey with Public Health says people should stay inside if they have respiratory conditions like asthma or COPD. The smoke and haze can also cause irritation for the young and elderly.

One Armed-SkyDiver

A one-armed skydiver from Southern Colorado is celebrating his one-thousandth jump. Tommy Ferguson reached the milestone over the weekend following his leap in Fremont County. Ferguson lost his left arm in a skydiving accident but says it wasn't going to keep him from jumping. He did receive a certificate and wings from the United States Parachute Association for the milestone.

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