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Tuesday February 2, 2021



LOCAL

SECED Small Business Relief Program

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development continues accepting applications for the Small Business Relief Program through February 9th, 2021. The relief grant program is specific to bars, restaurants, movie theatres, fitness and recreation centers and more. The Small Business Relief Grant Program is available in all 6 Southeast Colorado counties. Executive Director Stephanie Gonzales assures privacy for businesses who apply. For Questions on the Small Business Relief Grant Program, contact SECED at 336-3850.


High Plains Community Health Center Discounts

High Plains Community Health Center CEO Eric Neymier shares information on the Health Center’s Discount Program. High Plains Community Health Center discounts range from 10%-100% depending on the patient’s information. For more information on the High Plains Community Health Center Sliding Fee Discount Program call 336-0261.


STATE-CO

Gov Polis Deliver COVID-19 Tests

Colorado Governor Jared Polis is playing delivery man for Southern Colorado teachers. He made several stops yesterday in Fountain and Pueblo bringing BinaxNow COVID-19 tests. The governor also spoke with teachers on how classes were going and whether things were safe.


Thousands Receive 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

Thousands of older Coloradans now have their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination after a large-scale event over the weekend. The site was held over the weekend at Coors Field by UCHealth. Vaccine recipient Pat Lenz says it was an easy process.The mass vaccination site is the largest in the state with over 10,000 elderly individuals receiving their first dose.


“Snow Down, Slow Down”

A seven-year-old boy from Pueblo is being recognized by CDOT for coining a phrase that popped up on electronic highway signs across the state. Second-grader Julius Romero says he thought of the phrase "snow down, slow down” while watching people drive in snowy weather. He sent it in to CDOT several weeks ago and they liked it enough to put it up on their traffic update signs last week. CDOT officials hope the phrase will make an impression on drivers after last year, which saw traffic deaths increase while the amount of driving time decreased in the state.


STATE-KS

Rally for Reproductive Rights

A group of Kansas residents is rallying for reproductive rights. A small crowd of demonstrators gathered in Topeka yesterday afternoon to march to the Kansas Supreme Court. Organizers of the event tell sources that they want to bring attention to a proposed state constitutional amendment passed by the Kansas Senate last week that would allow the legislature to change abortion laws. The amendment will be up for a statewide vote in next year's primary.


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