Monday March 8, 2021

Colorado Corn Administrative Committee

On Wednesday, March 24th; the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee will host an afternoon forum. Panel speakers on global markets and a presentation on corn pesticide updates is on the agenda for the forum. The free online seminar begins at noon and concludes with corn research reports from Dr.Chad Godsey at 4pm. Participants in the March24th web event may also attend a pesticide applicator course for free on March 25th. Email for more information.

Boulder Police Promise Arrests

Boulder authorities and the University of Colorado both promise to take harsh actions toward those who were at a large party on The Hill that turned into a riot on Saturday night. CU's Chief Operating Officer Patrick O'Rourke says the university will take disciplinary action against any student who was involved. (31 sec) Anyone who attended the parties and refused to leave could also face consequences. Three SWAT officers were injured when police were pelted with bricks and rocks. An armored SWAT van and fire truck were also heavily damaged.

Colorado Mask Mandate

Governor Jared Polis is not ready to drop Colorado's statewide mask mandate. The governor announced Friday that he is extending the mandate for another 30 days. The mask order was implemented last July as a low-cost way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The governor said last week that he hopes most Coloradans will not have to wear masks by sometime this summer.

Custer County Solo Restriction Moves

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is telling Custer County to pump the brakes on its decision to end all COVID-19 guidelines. The county's board of health voted to end COVID-19 safety requirements last week, citing low case numbers. The board also cited an executive order from Governor Jared Polis giving counties more freedom to change their level on the state's COVID-19 Dial. But the CDPHE said Friday that the order does not allow counties to throw out COVID-19 guidelines altogether. State health officials said they planned to contact Custer County to remind them that the guidelines are still in place statewide.

Free Admission to Scouts

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum is celebrating National Girl Scout Day with a special offer. The museum is giving all Girl Scouts free admission today through Sunday. Scouts must come to the museum wearing their sash, vest or Girl Scout t-shirt to take advantage of the offer. National Girl Scout Day is Friday.

Wichita Library

Wichita's public libraries are set to reopen for in-person service. Today marks the first day that people will be able to check out books and other materials in-person. City officials say the move comes as the number of active COVID-19 cases declines and schools return to in-person learning. Meeting rooms and collaboration spaces will remain off-limits, and officials are reminding that COVID-19 safety guidelines are still in effect.

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