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  • With Patient Volumes Cut In Half, Local Hospitals Lost Millions ( Glenwood Springs, Colorado )

    05/28/2020 9:27:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Aspen Public Radio ^ | MAY 27, 2020 | ALEX HAGER
    Tracy Doherty was let go from her job as a pediatric nurse at Valley View Hospital in early May. The hospital’s CEO is projecting $30-45 million in lost income this year, which led to staff cuts. ... Her line of work usually comes with some stability, so she was surprised when she was laid off earlier this month. “Being a nurse you kind of never expect to lose your job,” Doherty said. “I knew they were going to be cutting staff, but I didn't think it would be nursing staff.” Valley View let go of about 100 employees, or roughly...
  • In the end, it is the face mask that is the clearest symbol of America’s divide

    05/27/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    The mask is essentially useless: The mask is not an adequate defense against the COVID-19 virus... The virus checks in at somewhere between 0.06 and 0.14 microns, meaning it’s too small for any commercially available mask to effectively filter it out. The pores on an N95 mask, which are the best masks you’re reasonably going to find, and the vast, vast majority of you are not going to have N95 masks but rather cloth masks, which perform far less well, are 0.3 microns ... Staten Island a mob of “karens” forced a woman from a store for not wearing a...
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • People experiencing homelessness in Denver can expect a series of large clean-ups over the next week

    05/24/2020 9:28:10 PM PDT · by rintintin · 30 replies
    Denverite ^ | May 13 2020 | Donna Bryson
    City crews are planning three large-scale clean-ups over the next week in areas where people experiencing homelessness have been camping. In an email, city spokeswoman Nancy Kuhn said the first would be Thursday along the Platte River around the intersection of 29th Street and Arkins Court, near the Salvation Army’s Crossroads shelter in Five Points. Kuh said clean-ups also were scheduled next Tuesday along Glenarm Place from 21st Street to Park Avenue West in Five Points and Wednesday around the intersection of Washington Street and East 13th Avenue near Saint John’s Cathedral in Capitol Hill. “We are seeing the areas...
  • Protest over public health orders sweeps through downtown Durango ( Colorado )

    05/23/2020 10:04:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jonathan Romeo
    Participants say government is overreaching, violating Constitution.. About 200 people gathered Friday evening in downtown Durango to protest public health orders ... The organizer, La Plata County rancher John Avery .. decried actions by the government as a violation to the constitution. “What have we become, to let ourselves be governed and treated like cowards?” Avery asked the crowd. “This is our time to be strong. Take a stand. Don’t be afraid. Don’t let fear rule your life.” The rally .. gathered without masks and not social distancing. Many people had “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and Trump 2020 swag....
  • Tucker Carlson: Americans are rebelling against neurotic, dumb leaders and extreme coronavirus lockdowns

    05/19/2020 7:19:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 19,2020 | Tucker Carlson
    The problem with assessing political candidates is you never really know what they're like until they get ahold of power. And by then, of course, it's too late. The decent ones wield power with restraint and humility. They understand the limits have their own wisdom -- human wisdom -- and they also understand the inevitability of unintended consequences, which are the rule. They know they won't be in charge forever, and so they tread lightly. But the bad ones, they go crazy. And the more power they get, the crazier they go. Power is the drug they've been searching for....
  • Colorado's Democrat Governor Calls Out CDC For Inflating Coronavirus Deaths

    05/18/2020 7:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/2020 | Matt Margolis
    On Saturday, Colorado’s Health Department revised their official coronavirus death count downward to 878 from 1,150 as of Friday—a stunning reduction of 23.7 percent. The reason for this correction was that anyone who died from other causes while testing positive for the coronavirus was counted as a coronavirus-related death. In the wake of this revision, Jared Polis, the Democrat governor of Colorado, started pushing back against the official coronavirus death counts, saying even those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are inflated from including people who tested positive for the coronavirus but died of other causes. “The...
  • Spot The Difference: Two Governors Reopened Their States, Only One Was Accused of ‘Human Sacrifice’

    05/18/2020 5:12:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | MAY 14, 2020 | Andrew Stiles
    The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states' economies in late April amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But for some reason, the media's coverage of Gov. Brian Kemp (R., Ga.) has been slightly different from the media's coverage of Gov. Jared Polis (D., Colo.). Kemp, for example, has been accused of experimenting with "human sacrifice." So reads the headline of an April 29 article published in the Atlantic, which accuses Kemp of turning Georgia residents into "unwilling canaries in an invisible coal mine, sent to find out...
  • One More State Amends Coronavirus Death Count and the Numbers Are Significantly Lower: Will WorldOMeter and Johns Hopkins Update Their Websites?

    05/17/2020 7:20:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/17/2020 | Beth Baumann
    From the start of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, one of the concerns was how the death count was being tallied. White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said last month that the United States is taking a "liberal approach" to counting coronavirus deaths. Instead of only counting those who died as a result of the virus, they are counting everyone who died who had tested positive, even if their death was unrelated to the virus. "The intent is right now if someone dies with COVID-19, we're counting that as a COVID-19 death," Birx said at the time. "There...
  • Colorado amends coronavirus death count - says fewer have died of COVID-19 than previously reported

    05/16/2020 8:54:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Colorado has made a stunning and significant change to the way it counts COVID-19 deaths that reduced the statewide figure from more than 1,000 to 878, according to a report. The change came after Colorado’s Department of Public Health admitted that its COVID-19 death toll was counting those who tested positive for the coronavirus but had died of other causes, Fox 31 Denver reported late Friday. The department now says 1,150 Coloradoans who died had COVID-19 but only 878 of those deaths were “due to” COVID-19.
  • Colorado man died of alcohol poisoning, but death was later blamed on coronavirus: report

    05/15/2020 2:30:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15 2020 | David Aaro
    A Colorado man who died of alcohol poisoning had his death classified as due to the coronavirus, possibly shedding light on a skewed virus death toll in the state, according to a report on Thursday. Sebastian Yellow, 35, was found dead by police on May 4. Montezuma County Coroner George Deavers later determined that his death was due to acute alcohol poisoning. His blood-alcohol content measured in at .55. The legal limit in the state is .08. But before Deavers signed the death certificate, Colorado health officials reportedly categorized Yellow’s death as being due to COVID-19.
  • Montezuma County disputes Colorado state’s Coronavirus death count: Man With Staggering .55 Blood-Alcohol Content Dies; Officials Call It A COVID-19 Death

    05/14/2020 12:54:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | 05/14/2020 | By Jim Mimiaga
    The Montezuma County Coroner’s Office is disputing the state’s claim of a third fatal case of the coronavirus in Cortez, saying the person died of alcohol poisoning. County Coroner George Deavers said the person tested positive for COVID-19, but an investigation by him and the pathologist determined the cause of death was ethanol toxicity. The person’s blood-alcohol content was 0.55, or almost seven times the legal driving limit of 0.08 in Colorado, Deavers said. A BAC of 0.3 is considered lethal. “COVID was not listed on the death certificate as the cause of death. I disagree with the state for...
  • Shooter's Grill (CO) owner served with restraining order after reopening

    05/14/2020 11:00:31 AM PDT · by dware · 30 replies
    KJCT8 ^ | 05.14.2020 | Natalie Cruz
    RIFLE,Colo.(KKCO)-- Earlier this week Shooters Grill in Rifle reopened for dine-in service, which is against the state’s safer-at-home order. Unlike Mesa County, the Governor has not approved Garfield County for dine-in eating, which means they are only supposed to provide curbside pick-up and delivery. Owner Lauren Boebert, who is also a candidate for the Third Congressional District in Colorado, told us the rule is unconstitutional. She opened up last weekend for dine-in service at 30% capacity. Boebert was initially served with a cease and desist order Tuesday afternoon by law enforcement officials.
  • Rifle (CO) Restaurant Reopens Despite Cease and Desist Order

    05/14/2020 7:34:35 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 05.13.2020 | Stefany Busch
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado. – Shooters Grill in Rifle received a cease and desist order from the Garfield County Public Health Department and the Rifle Chief of Police on Tuesday after reopening its dining room against guidelines from the Garfield County Health Department. Shooters began opening its dining room at 30% capacity on Saturday and has served hundreds of customers so far. Owner Lauren Boebert decided to go against guidance from the City of Rifle, the Garfield County Public Health Department and County Commissioners by opening up the dining room. The restaurant prides itself on being a safe place to eat...
  • New Colorado poll shows Hickenlooper widening double-digit lead over Gardner

    05/13/2020 2:00:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 80 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | May 8 2020 | Ernest Luning, Colorado Politics
    Former Gov. John Hickenlooper leads U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner by 18 percentage points in Colorado's U.S. Senate race, according to a poll from Colorado firms released Wednesday. The Keating-Onsight-Melanson poll of likely voters, made available in advance of its release to Colorado Politics, shows Hickenlooper with 54% support to Gardner's 36% in a hypothetical head-to-head contest, with 9% undecided and 1% picking another candidate.
  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear presidential Electoral College dispute

    05/13/2020 4:33:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 146 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/13/2020 | Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court is set on Wednesday to consider a dispute involving whether “electors” in the complex Electoral College system that decides the winner of U.S. presidential elections are free to disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their state’s popular vote. If enough electors do so, it could upend an election. The nine justices will hear two closely watched cases - one from Colorado and one from Washington state - less than six months before the Nov. 3 election in which presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden challenges Republican President Donald Trump. The...
  • Shooters Grill, of Rifle, opens without permission of government

    05/13/2020 7:12:19 AM PDT · by dware · 36 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 05.12.2020 | Stefany Busch
    RIFLE, Colo. — Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert says she has reopened her restaurant, Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colorado.
  • US Senate state of play: Dems favored to win control now?

    05/13/2020 5:28:35 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 66 replies
    Senate forecast is out and right now Dems have a (somewhat) clear advantage to take control. Here goes: Arizona: McSally hasn’t led a single poll. Trump trails Biden in most polls too so she can’t count on coattails. Dem gain. Colorado: Gardner is down double digits and Trump will Lose CO by double digits. This one is off the board. Dem gain. Maine: Collins is struggling in polling but she knows how to win in Maine. We’ll see. Currently a toss up. Georgia: Internal GOP polling just released shows Biden in the LEAD, albeit within the margin of error. Perdue...
  • Colorado restaurant that hosted large Mother's Day crowds closed by health department

    05/11/2020 11:01:00 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11 2020 | David Aaro
    Health officials closed a restaurant in Colorado on Monday, one day after it opened to large crowds despite a public health order limiting businesses in the state to takeout and delivery services amid the coronavirus pandemic. C&C Coffee and Kitchen drew hundreds of people on Sunday for its Mother's Day rush, and it appeared that in some cases social distancing was not enforced. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Monday that the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) determined the restaurant caused "an imminent health hazard."
  • Teller Co. restaurant owner considers reopening prior to state approving variance ( west of Colorado Springs )

    05/11/2020 8:54:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    KRDO ^ | May 10, 2020 | Zachary Aedo, Suzie Ziegler
    Teller County submitted a variance request to the state Friday to ease some of the state guidelines for COVID-19. But one restaurant owner says that request is coming too late. Bob Kerr, a co-owner of Russ' Place in Divide, says the County Public Health Team has been giving him a hard time as he tries to stay afloat. Kerr says he's been letting people come inside his restaurant to order takeout and have a drink while they wait. But those actions may have prompted Teller County Public Health to deliver a notice of violation on Friday. The letter threatens to...