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Tuesday December 15, 2020



LOCAL

Bent County Virtual Workshop

The Bent County Community Center will be hosting a Winter Virtual Craft Show to encourage patrons to shop local. Items such as jewelry, baked goods, artwork and more will be for sale available to all participants for purchase. Items for sale are available throughout the month of December, and can be accessed through www.BentCountyCommunityCenter.org. Vendors interested in being listed on the virtual Craft Show or for individuals who would like to contact a vendor to us please the Bent county Community Center at 719.662.1235.


City of La Junta Police Department

The City of La Junta Police Department is now accepting applications for Police Cadet. Applicants are required to complete an application and testing process. Successful qualifiers may receive a portion of their POST academy tuition and salary paid. The application deadline for the LaJunta Police Department is set for Monday, December 28th 2020. Applications may only be obtained electronically by contacting dawn.block@lajuntacolorado.org.


STATE

Colorado Department of Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation shares that over 1,300 drivers received citations for not buckling up - or not having children strapped in just during the month of November alone. Drivers are reminded to wear their seat belts and properly strap in their children to help save from injuries and fatalities. The click it or Ticket campaign remains in effect with fines starting at $82. Contact the Lamar, Colorado State Patrol at 336-7404, for assistance in properly securing car seats for children.


Colorado’s First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccines

Colorado has received the first batch of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccination. Governor Jared Polis welcomed the first shipment Monday morning. Governor Polis says the arrival of vaccinations for COVID-19 marks the beginning of the end for the pandemic. Colorado will receive nearly 47-thousand Pfizer vaccine doses in the coming days. The state anticipates more than 95-thousand of another vaccine developed by Moderna next week, pending its approval by the FDA.


Healthcare workers and COVID-19 Vaccine

Healthcare workers in Colorado Springs are getting the coronavirus vaccine. UCHealth Memorial Hospital Dr. Jason Murphy says getting the shot yesterday makes him feel much more comfortable. UCHealth Memorial Hospital Dr. Jason Murphy says getting the coronavirus vaccine means he's even more comfortable around patients. Murphy also says he understands the risk of being a doctor in the middle of the pandemic but is thankful to have extra protection. Penrose-St. Francis should be getting their shipment of the vaccine today.


Colorado Lawmaker Weighs on COVID Relief

Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter is hopeful lawmakers can get something done on a relief package as the nation deals with COVID-19. He believes a bill will pass this week despite disagreements. Perlmutter adds that direct payments to Americans aren't part of the current package, but they are being discussed.

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