COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade
The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair Parade Committee. In all of its years, it has not been cancelled. State Fair chairman Steve Shirley said “After careful consideration, it is with deep regret that we have to cancel this year’s parade, but the safety of our community comes 1st.”For questions or more information, contact Terri Kallish at 719-542-1704
Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office
The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of vandalism at the Kit Carson Cemetery. The vandalism is said to have occurred between July 3rd, 2020 and July 6th, 2020. Numerous gravestones suffered substantial damage. A cash reward has been offered by members of the public for direct information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If you have information please contact the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office at (719) 767-5633.
Refuse to be a Victim
A new class is available to Southeast Colorado residents who are looking to avoid being victims of crime. Refuse to be a victim is a class hosted by William Ritter of Prowers County, and begins August 1st. The class will be held at the Lamar Community building from noon - 4 pm and is available for individuals ages 13 and older. Early registration is recommended due to capacity limits, and a $25 fee must be paid at the door. For more information on Refuse to be a Victim classes or to register, contact William Ritter at 620-521-2397
Colorado No Mask Requirement
A statewide mask mandate in Colorado won't happen any time soon. Governor Jared Polis says people who aren't wearing masks will not suddenly start if there is a statewide order. Governor Polis says a mandate could go into effect if COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates don't decline. Currently, 202 patients are being treated for the disease in the hospital.
National Park Service Virtual Meeting (Granada Rec. Center)
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in 1 of 3 virtual public meetings. The meeting is related to a special resource study of the Granada Recreation Center, known as Amache. Amache was one of 10 centers built during World War II, and today consists of a cemetery, monument, and historic landscape. The National Park Service is conducting this study to determine whether Amache should be considered for inclusion as a unit of the National Park system. The meetings will take place July 16th at 5 pm, July 25th at noon, and August 1st as noon. To join the virtual meeting visit www.parkplanning.nop.gov/amache.