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City looking ahead to summer of fun for kids

City looking ahead to summer of fun for kids

Longmont Recreation and Museum moving forward with summer camp plans.
Colorado health officials troubled by ‘high plateau’ of COVID cases, hospitalizations

Colorado health officials troubled by ‘high plateau’ of COVID cases, hospitalizations

The number of Coloradans currently hospitalized with COVID-19 has spiked to 341 from 283 just three days ago, according to state data. While hospitalizations have steadily fallen over the last several months since peaking at 1,995 on Dec. 2, officials fear that the decline has leveled off more quickly than they’d hoped.
Local restaurants commemorate anniversary of closure of indoor dining with Dine Out to Help Out Day

Local restaurants commemorate anniversary of closure of indoor dining with Dine Out to Help Out Day

Governor, restaurant owners urge people to eat out or order in to show their support for industry battered by pandemic.
Hiring by restaurants and local governments drives strong Colorado job gains to start the year

Hiring by restaurants and local governments drives strong Colorado job gains to start the year

The state gained an estimated 32,000 nonfarm jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in January, with the leisure and hospitality sector contributing 21,200 of those gains, and government employment adding 3,600.
Kids spending too much time staring at screens? Focus on positive goals to get them moving and reading and talking

Kids spending too much time staring at screens? Focus on positive goals to get them moving and reading and talking

"My research offers a positive – dare I say joyful – way to wean a child off of a screen habit. Instead of focusing on the excessive screen time, my approach focuses on the healthy activities that kids could be doing instead."
From job cuts to online commerce, COVID reshaped US economy

From job cuts to online commerce, COVID reshaped US economy

After a year of ghostly airports, empty sports stadiums and constant Zoom meetings, growing signs suggest that the economy is strengthening. Hiring picked up in February. Business restrictions have eased as the pace of viral infections has ebbed. Yet the economy remains far from normal. Here's where things stand at the one-year mark.
What childhood vaccine rates can, and can’t, teach us about COVID vaccines

What childhood vaccine rates can, and can’t, teach us about COVID vaccines

Colorado is one of 15 states where parents can opt out of vaccines for philosophical reasons and vaccine immunization rates in schools in those states may provide an unfiltered look at COVID vaccine refusals.
Poll: 1 in 5 in US lost someone close in pandemic

Poll: 1 in 5 in US lost someone close in pandemic

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research illustrates how the stage is set for a two-tiered recovery. The public's worry about the virus has dropped to its lowest point since the fall, before the holidays brought skyrocketing cases into the new year. But people still in mourning express frustration at the continued struggle to stay safe. 
Polis eyes mid-April to open vaccines for all in Colorado

Polis eyes mid-April to open vaccines for all in Colorado

When eligibility opens to all residents, providers will be able to use their own discretion to prioritize those in higher-risk categories, said Scott Bookman, COVID-19 incident commander.
More than $17 billion in direct aid to Colorado included in Democrats’ COVID relief package

More than $17 billion in direct aid to Colorado included in Democrats’ COVID relief package

American Rescue Plan signed into law by President Biden on Thursday