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Thursday February 18, 2021

Thursday February 18, 2021



Free Legal Clinic

The Next free Legal Clinic is set for

Wednesday March 3rd from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Despite the COVID-19 closures of libraries across Colorado, all Virtual Pro Se Clinic (VPC) clinics are being held as scheduled. Now, instead of clinic patrons coming to your local public library, your local library staff will schedule all appointments. It is especially important to provide a reliable phone number, so the volunteer attorney can call the clinic patron's telephone directly, during scheduled clinic hours. Contact your local library at (719) 336-4632 to be added to the sign-up sheet. Space is limited.


LOCAL

Baca County Mass Vaccination Event

Baca County will host a mass Vaccination event Friday February 19th at the Baca county Fairgrounds beginning at 9 am. Those eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination at this time include: Health care workers, individuals aged 65 and up, k-12 educators, and other supportive service workers in schools. Visit www.bacacountyco.gov for vaccine forms before attending. Call Baca county public health at 719-523-6532 for more information.


Lamar High School is Pleased with High School Athletics

Schools in Southeast Colorado have adapted well to changes related to high school athletics. As basketball season continues, Lamar High School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Chris Medina says the school is pleased with the season thus far.


New Employment Law

One of the three most assessed and searched for topics on the Colorado Legislature’s website is the Equal Pay for Equal Work act. Anne Boswell sat down with an attorney from La Junta and has this report.


STATE

6th Coloradan Arrested For Capital Riot

Another Coloradan is facing charges in connection with the January 6th riot at the U.S Capitol. Glenn Wes Lee Croy was arrested yesterday in Colorado Springs. Croy was charged with unlawful entry and disorderly conduct in a complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. Prosecutors say Croy's presence in the building was verified through photos and social media posts. He made a brief court appearance yesterday, was advised of the charges and then released.


Republican Praises Democrat Governor Polis

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is getting some Republican praise for his State of the State Address. Monument Senator Paul Lundeen says he appreciates the Democrat Polis calling for more tax cuts yesterday. Polis also pushed the legislature to pass paid family leave, universal pre-school and full-day kindergarten, plus making higher education cheaper. He also thanked all those who worked to help keep the economy going during the coronavirus pandemic including food supply and grocery store workers.


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