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.”

Rebuilding the Vail Trail: With newspaper now digitized and searchable from 1965-1979, library fundraisers eyeing ’80s (Vail Daily)

Vail Daily: Rebuilding the Vail Trail: With newspaper now digitized and searchable from 1965-1979, library fundraisers eyeing ’80s. “The 1980s in Vail were an exciting time, and the Vail Trail newspaper captured the entire decade in print, appearing in newspaper boxes every Friday. Currently, however, it’s much easier to re-experience the 1970s via the Vail Trail than it is the 1980s, because the 1970s has been recently digitized and is available for free.”

Summit Daily: Colorado Avalanche Information Center launches avalanche explorer feature

Summit Daily: Colorado Avalanche Information Center launches avalanche explorer feature. “The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has launched a new avalanche explorer tool on its website that allows users to explore and understand avalanche activity in the area. The tool also aims to help users make decisions when it comes to travel in the backcountry, where avalanche danger can be high.”

Denver Post: Omicron hasn’t overwhelmed Colorado hospitals despite “unprecedented” surge, but little capacity is left

Denver Post: Omicron hasn’t overwhelmed Colorado hospitals despite “unprecedented” surge, but little capacity is left. “Since the fast-spreading new omicron variant is less severe than the once-dominant delta, Colorado’s current COVID-19 situation is precarious, rather than catastrophic. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 50,974 new coronavirus infections statewide in the week ending Sunday, a 75% increase over the prior week — and a tally that blows past the state’s single-week record of 37,804 set in November 2020.”

Colorado Attorney General: New state database launched to provide public transparency on peace officer certification, training compliance, and misconduct

Colorado Attorney General: New state database launched to provide public transparency on peace officer certification, training compliance, and misconduct. “The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board has launched a new database that allows the public to access information regarding an officer’s state certification, compliance with training requirements, and employment status. The public database is required under law enforcement accountability legislation the Colorado General Assembly enacted in 2020 and 2021.”

Kitsap family flees Colorado wildfires, COVID-19: ‘We’re just happy our family is safe’ (Kitsap Sun)

Kitsap Sun: Kitsap family flees Colorado wildfires, COVID-19: ‘We’re just happy our family is safe’. “A family reunion for the holidays was first cut short when Sarah [Dubitzky]’s husband, Nick, came down with COVID-19. Days later, the family had to evacuate their quarantine rental as the Marshall and the Middle Fork fires raged through the Boulder suburbs of Superior and Louisville, destroying around 1,000 homes. The destruction included their family’s holiday rental, and many of their belongings and Christmas presents. ”