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Thursday April 8, 2021


FOOTBALL FIELD FACE LIFT

It once was described as the worst football field in America, by Branson town folks, and Kim/Branson football players, now thanks to thousands of dollars in donations, and new football field is coming to Brandon by September. Over $535,-thousand dollars have come to aid the community and allow for a new football field come September 10 or 11th, date of the first six man football game for the Bearcats.

The project is in three phases, and the ground breaking took place yesterday, the new field with be artificial turf, with a walking path, and scoreboard , announcer’s box and picnic pavilion. The first phase is the football field, and the other projects will follow.

An article in the Colorado Sun newspaper opened the door to the funding form all over the United States, including a Pueblo native now living in New York state donating

$50,000 dollars.

More monies are coming in as the project gets underway in Branson.


MASCOT BILL

The march continues for State Senator Jessie Danielson a nd, Representatives Adrienne Benavidez, and Barbara McLachlan, who continue to try and get passed Senate bill 21-116.


The bill that would affect the Lamar Savage mascot and other American Indian Mascots across the state, will have a second reading today, and will be further discussed on the Senate Floor at the Capital in Denver.


The bill if passed would fine schools like Lamar, 25-thousand dollars a month if they continue to use the mascot after June 1st, 2022. All the monies collected would go into a general education fund.


MLB in Denver

Denver and Coors Field will host the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says the city was already prepared to host the Midsummer Classic when Major League Baseball pulled the game from Atlanta last week. (30 sec) The July 13th game was set to be played in Atlanta, but Major League Baseball pulled the game out after Georgia state lawmakers enacted a new voting law. Governor Jared Polis says he expects that COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted enough by July that Colorado will be able to pack every seat in Coors Field for the All-Star Game.

Governor Signs In-Person Learning Bill Kansas public schools will be required to offer full-time, in-person learning to all students. Governor Laura Kelly has signed a measure into law that she says is a testament to her administration's efforts to get people back to school and work. Kelly noted that all Kansas schools already offer on campus learning options, and she added that schools have taken measures to safely re-introduce in-person learning.

Pueblo County Moving Back To Level Yellow On COVID-19 Dial A southern Colorado county is moving back to Level Yellow on the state's COVID-19 dial. Pueblo County returned to that status this morning due to a rising number of virus cases. Businesses in the county will have reduced maximum capacity levels under the new restrictions, while last call is now moved back to 1 a.m. Teller County also returned to Level Yellow last week.

Colorado Renaissance Festival A Go For July The Colorado Renaissance Festival will be held this year. Organizers announced yesterday they reached an agreement with Larkspur on ways to safely hold the event at the city fairgrounds. The festival was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Renaissance Festival is scheduled to begin July 3rd and will run weekends through August 22nd.

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