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June 6, 2020

LOCAL

Lamar Community Building Press Release

The city of Lamar is excited to announce the reopening of the Lamar Community Building and public playgrounds for resident use. Beginning June 8th, the Lamar Community Building will resume regular business hours to the public. Some reopening restrictions include: 10 or fewer people per room, fitness programs will have a maximum capacity of 10 people, and meeting rooms must also maintain a 10 person limit. When utilizing city playgrounds, individuals must not congregate, must abide by CDC guidelines of social distancing. For more information on the recent openings please call the Lamar Community building at 719-336-2774.


Senior grant proposal

The Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging (LAVAAA) is requesting proposals from

qualified organizations interested in receiving a grant to provide services to seniors age 60 and older. Tha grant applies to Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties. Qualified organizations include nonprofits, for-profits, public agencies, and private incorporated organizations. Funding is available for nutrition, chore, homemaker, personal care, transportation, caregiver support,and more. Contracts for this period will be effective June 30, 2021. For more information about LAVAAA grants, please call (719) 383-3166.


STATE

De’von Bailey Sues Colorado

The estate of the Colorado Springs’ black man shot to death by police last summer is suing the city and two police officers. The suit says De'Von Bailey's constitutional rights were violated because officers engaged in racially biased policing and used excessive force last August. Delisha Searcy hopes the suit over her son's death will cause laws to change to a more human perspective. (19 Sec.) CSPD was investigating a report of an armed robbery when they encountered then shot the 19-year-old. The suit says Bailey was not a threat to officers or civilians when he started running. Officers say they were worried he was reaching for a weapon when they started shooting.


Colorado Springs Businesses

Colorado businesses can turn away customers who are not wearing face masks. Governor Jared Polis signed a new executive order, calling it a key component to reopening the state's economy. The governor also unveiled a video advertisement, encouraging people to wear masks in order to return to the "Colorado we love." He also specifically called out individuals who are reluctant to wear masks.


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