Craig Press: Museum of Northwest Colorado project preserves local newspapers for public access

Craig Press: Museum of Northwest Colorado project preserves local newspapers for public access . “The Museum of Northwest Colorado is working toward digitizing an archive of newspapers from 1945 to 1982 in an effort to better preserve that period of local history and make the records more available for research. The museum is home to more than a century’s worth of original newspapers, containing local records of happenings and history that are often requested by different kinds of researchers.”

KRDO: CPW launches conservation dashboard to show progress on protecting sensitive species

KRDO: CPW launches conservation dashboard to show progress on protecting sensitive species. “Prior to the launch of the Species Conservation Dashboard, the only way for the public to view information about CPW’s State Wildlife Action Plan was through a PDF. The new dashboard now allows people to explore the progress being made on the more than 350 species and 2,500 conservation actions the agency is taking.”

KRDO: State launches new online directory to find behavioral health specialists in Colorado

KRDO: State launches new online directory to find behavioral health specialists in Colorado. “This online directory helps people to find behavioral health providers licensed by the [Colorado Behavioral Health Administration] and to search for specific services or use a guided search to identify providers or resources that best meet their needs. Searches can be specific and narrowed down by criteria such as location, days of operation, language support, payment types accepted, and more.”

Loveland Reporter-Herald: Loveland Museum releases more than 1,500 digitized archival photos in online collection

Loveland Reporter-Herald (Colorado): Loveland Museum releases more than 1,500 digitized archival photos in online collection. “Ashley Yager, collections manager for the museum, said the project, which has been in the works since around October of last year, has taken 1,520 historical photos of Loveland and added them into a searchable program where residents can go and find specific images of the Sweetheart City’s past. Each photo includes some information behind the image; previously, museum staff had to locate the physical copy of the photo for each request.”

Denver Post: “Digital dragnet” or necessary tool? Denver police’s use of controversial Google search technique in deadly arson draws legal fight

Denver Post: “Digital dragnet” or necessary tool? Denver police’s use of controversial Google search technique in deadly arson draws legal fight. “More than three months had passed since five family members died in an arson fire and investigators still had no leads on who set the house ablaze on the quiet street in northeast Denver. They’d authored nearly two dozen search warrants since the Aug. 5, 2020, fire with no luck. But on Nov. 19, 2020, Denver police served a warrant asking Google to turn over information about anyone who had searched the address of the burned house in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood during the 15 days prior to the fire.”

Colorado State University: Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations

Colorado State University: Colorado launches environmental justice tool developed by three CSU organizations. “This week marks the launch of Colorado EnviroScreen, the interactive online environmental justice tool to help disproportionately impacted communities and designed by three Colorado State University entities for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). More specifically, EnviroScreen identifies the Colorado communities that have been most impacted by systematic barriers to health and wellness and the cumulative impact of environmental pollution.”

Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States (University of Southern California)

University of Southern California: Midterm Elections: Data-Mapping Tool for Voting Locations Now Available in 14 States. “The Voting Location Siting Tool uses a web-based interactive data mapping system to identify areas within a half mile in diameter where vote centers and polling places would likely have the most success in serving voters…. Launched in California in 2018, the tool is now available in 14 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Over the coming months, CID will be conducting trainings for election officials and community advocacy groups on how to use the tool to identify accessible and equitably distributed polling locations in their communities. ”

Denver Post: Colorado closing 40 state-run COVID-19 testing sites in April

Denver Post: Colorado closing 40 state-run COVID-19 testing sites in April. “About one-third of state-run COVID-19 testing sites across Colorado will close in April as the state continues winding down its emergency response to the pandemic. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Wednesday that 40 sites will close, with most listing April 30 as their last day. The remaining 80 sites have the capacity to offer about 26,000 tests per day.”

Chalkbeat Colorado: Did this Colorado transparency law make it easier to understand how schools teach reading?

Chalkbeat Colorado: Did this Colorado transparency law make it easier to understand how schools teach reading?. “Colorado has unveiled an online database showing what reading programs schools use in kindergarten through third grade, part of a broader state effort to improve how schools teach reading. At a time when lawmakers in many states want teaching materials publicly posted in order to limit what schools teach about race, gender, and history, the reading database is a very different example of curriculum transparency.”

Estes Park Trail Gazette: Estes Park Historian Laureate’s ‘From the Archives’ made available online

Estes Park Trail Gazette: Estes Park Historian Laureate’s ‘From the Archives’ made available online. “From the Archives is a volume of essays on the early history of Rocky Mountain National Park and its adjacent community. The manuscript is based on documents from the National Archives in College Park Maryland, the Rocky Mountain National Park Research Facility, and other places, including the collections of the Estes Park Museum.”