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November 9, 2020



LOCAL

Prowers County Commissioners

Prowers County Commissioners will meet tomorrow at 1 pm in the Lamar Courthouse. Meeting agenda items include the possible approval of: Business COVID-19 Program Grant Applications, an Irrigation pipeline across County Road 7, and a new water main and meter on County Road TT , and more. Public appearances are allowed in county commissioners meetings with face mask requirements. For those in need of assistance in participating in this meeting due to a disability please call 719-336-8030 at least three days prior to the scheduled meeting to request an accommodation.


DECA Coat Drive

The annual Lamar High School DECA Chapter Coat Drive is underway. Donation locations include Quality Dry Cleaners, Farmers Country Market, Brew Unto Others, Big R, and Tractor Supply. The deadline for donations is set for Monday, November 16th. The goal is to collect clean, gently used warm coats, and new hats and gloves. The children’s coats will be taken to the local schools to be given out to those in need of a warm coat. The remaining coats will be donated throughout Southeast Colorado to organizations and individuals who are in need of warm attire. If you would like more information, know someone in need, or would like to help distribute coats, please contact Jenna Randle at (719) 336-3488.

STATE

Denver Curfew

Denver's "Home By Ten" order is in effect as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. All bars, restaurants and liquor stores must close at 10 p.m., and residents are urged to return to their homes. Mayor Michael Hancock says groups seated at restaurants will be limited to six people from no more than two households. Fans will also be prohibited at any college or high school sporting events. The order will remain in effect until December 7th.


Pueblo Businesses Enforce

Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar wants the business community to start enforcing coronavirus restrictions. The mayor says he's trying to keep the economy level and avoid any more shutdowns or re-openings. He also notes rising cases all across Colorado and understands people are getting tired of restrictions. Pueblo Mayor Gradisar enacted a curfew late last month which should expire later this week.


Cameron Peak Fire Damage Assessment

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says it has finished its damage assessment for Colorado's largest-ever wildfire. The Sheriff's Office said Friday that the Cameron Peak Fire destroyed or damaged 469 structures since it began in mid-August. The destruction included 42 homes and 220 outbuildings. Over a thousand fire crew members are still working on the fire, which has burned over 208-thousand-acres and is 92-percent contained.


Polar Express

A southwest Colorado railroad line will continue its tradition of running a train called the Polar Express. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will begin running the holiday-themed train on November 20th. COVID-19 protocols will be enforced, including mask-wearing for all passengers and staff. The annual attraction features performances based on the best-selling book and film “Polar Express”. Tickets are now on sale on the railroad's website Colorado Railroad Museum.org.


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