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October 26, 2020



LOCAL

Angler Parks and Wildlife Information

Jim Ramsay of Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages anglers in Southeast colorado to take advantage of fall fishing opportunities and recent trout replenishments in local lakes and ponds. Fishermen and women are encouraged to acknowledge Parks and Wildlife regulations as wildlife flocks to local areas for migration during the colder months. Ice fishing is not encouraged in Southeast colorado due to rapid weather changes throughout the weeks. Ice fishing is recommended for the western Colorado areas in the mountains for angler safety.


Lamar Fire Department Equipment Overview

As calls continue to remain steady for the Lamar Fire Department, Deputy Chief Marcus Widner shares information on new instruments used to save lives and assist EMT’s with CPR. Lamar Fire department has also gained access to another ambulance vehicle labeled with Lamar Middle School emblems. New power cots, and lifepak AED will also be useful to the Lamar Fire Department for community needs from the City of Lamar and government CARE’s act funding. Volunteers are still needed for the local Fire Department.


Colorado State Patrol Investigates Car Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, October 22nd. The crash occurred 9 miles north of Wiley Highway 287 in Prowers County. Two vehicles collided head on as one attempted to pass a vehicle northbound on the left. The crash is currently under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol. Alcohol and drugs are not being considered as factors in the crash. Not all occupants were using their seatbelts at the time of the accident and severe injuries occurred. The Colorado State Patrol would like to remind drivers to always buckle up.



STATE

Colorado Gathering Limit

Colorado health officials have placed additional limits on social gatherings, due to COVID-19. Gatherings are now limited back to ten people from no more than two households for all counties under the "Safer at Home" health guidelines. Officials for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment say the move comes due to an alarming rise in hospitalizations due to the illness. Currently, 446 Coloradans are in the hospital.


Polis Will Not Isolate

Colorado Governor Jared Polis will not be isolating himself after Aurora's mayor tested positive for COVID-19. Polis' office initially announced yesterday that the governor would quarantine himself after Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman announced that he had tested positive for the virus. However, the governor's office released a second statement last night saying that Polis has been assured by the Tri-County Health Department that there is no risk of Polis being infected and that he will not have to quarantine. Polis and Coffman appeared together at an event on October 15 and Polis said he had been prepared to quarantine as a precaution.


East Troublesome Fire

More than 700 firefighters were battling the East Troublesome Fire in Grand County over the weekend. Incident Commander Noel Livingston says crews have the same mission today as yesterday. Crews battling the East Troublesome Fire are hoping the winter weather will have an impact on the flames. As of yesterday, it had burned around 200-thousand acres. The fire grew by about ten-thousand acres on Saturday after it exploded last week. The fire is to blame for at least two deaths.


Colorado Voters Registrations

Today's the last day for Coloradans to register to vote and still get a ballot mailed to them ahead of next week's election. After today, people can still register online, but they will have to vote in person at a polling center. More information can be found online at GoVoteColorado.com. Those that receive mail-in ballots need to get them in by 7 p.m. on next Tuesday.

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