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Laughing is good for your mind and your body — here's what the research shows

Laughing is good for your mind and your body — here's what the research shows

Laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because it activates many areas of the brain: areas that control motor, emotional, cognitive and social processing.
COVID sparks fierce competition for nurses that were already in high demand

COVID sparks fierce competition for nurses that were already in high demand

The fall surge in COVID cases has turned hospital staffing into a sort of national bidding war, with hospitals willing to pay exorbitant wages to secure the nurses they need. That threatens to shift the supply of nurses toward more affluent areas. But locally, spokespeople for Longmont's two hospitals say they are not yet feeling the strain.
Longmont police report Nov. 27, 2020

Longmont police report Nov. 27, 2020

A daily crime report in Longmont.
With apprenticeships seen as key to post-pandemic economic recovery, local partners invest in future talent

With apprenticeships seen as key to post-pandemic economic recovery, local partners invest in future talent

To harness the power of apprenticeships, the state labor department has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, state and local agencies and workforce organizations to create more than 200 registered apprenticeship programs across the state and engage over 6,000 apprentices, according to the website. One such local partner is St. Vrain Valley School District.
Polis quarantining after COVID-19 exposure

Polis quarantining after COVID-19 exposure

An announcement from the governor's office said Polis began quarantining Wednesday, will be closely monitored and will be re-tested in the coming days.
Thinking small: LDDA has weekend full of events planned to encourage local shopping, spending

Thinking small: LDDA has weekend full of events planned to encourage local shopping, spending

Small Business Weekend will entail three days of things to do downtown, according to the LDDA website. Activities will include the holiday tree lighting, ice carving demonstrations, seasonal decorations, music, roaming holiday characters, giveaways and complimentary ornaments, as well as artist pop-ups.
This Week in Longmont: Museum holiday show, free mental health workshop and more

This Week in Longmont: Museum holiday show, free mental health workshop and more

A recap of news and events happening in Longmont as provided by the city.
Police arrest man sought in connection with assault, death of 71-year-old man

Police arrest man sought in connection with assault, death of 71-year-old man

Edward Herbert Hoid, 36, was arrested shortly after 1 a.m. Friday. He has been charged with a parole violation, menacing, criminal mischief and three counts of vehicle trespass in connection with events that led to his arrest. He has not yet been charged in connection with the assault, according to police.
No hazard pay for Colorado grocery workers despite COVID-19 surge, busy holiday season

No hazard pay for Colorado grocery workers despite COVID-19 surge, busy holiday season

Employees call for stricter safety measures from retailers, customers
Longmont aims to foster spirit of Native American Heritage Day all year long

Longmont aims to foster spirit of Native American Heritage Day all year long

Longmont and the Northern Arapaho tribe await the day when their sister city relationship can be officially celebrated.