Wednesday, July 31, 2019

10 stories making headlines this week

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click to enlarge Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado announced it has received a $20,000 grant from Starbucks to fund its mobile food pantries, which travel to areas where there are few food resources. Lynne Telford, Care and Share CEO said the gift was greatly needed. “One in eight people in Southern Colorado struggle with hunger, including one in six children,” she stated in a press release. - FAITH MILLER
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  • Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado announced it has received a $20,000 grant from Starbucks to fund its mobile food pantries, which travel to areas where there are few food resources. Lynne Telford, Care and Share CEO said the gift was greatly needed. “One in eight people in Southern Colorado struggle with hunger, including one in six children,” she stated in a press release.

KKTV reports that mosquitoes in Pueblo County tested positive for West Nile virus, the first to do so in Colorado in 2019. No human cases have been confirmed in Pueblo this year.

The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has canceled its 2020 motorcycle race after racer Carlin Dunne crashed and died this year, the Gazette reports.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is adding more routes to its regional Bustang bus service, The Denver Post reports. The new routes connect Denver to Loveland, Arapahoe Basin and Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park.

A poll by conservative-leaning Louisville-based Magellan Strategies found 47 percent of likely Colorado voters oppose recalling Gov. Jared Polis, compared to 38 percent who support it.

Colorado College chose Nunn Construction to build the Edward J. Robson Arena, a sports venue that’s part of the City for Champions tourism venture.

Mental Health Colorado has named Vincent Atchity as its president and CEO.

An environmental assessment on sites for the U.S. Space Command is open until Aug. 23 for public comment. Colorado’s Peterson, Schriever and Buckley Air Force bases are vying for the command, along with a base in California and another in Alabama. Email comments to russell.perry.1@us.af.mil.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is closing its urgent care facility in Teller County — the only such facility in the area, the Gazette reports.

In partnership with local nonprofits and service providers, the city will host an “expo-style” event titled “Addressing Homelessness: A Community Call to Action” Aug. 1 at 6 p.m., at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St.

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