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LyftUp provides free scooter rides for critical workers during Covid-19 crisis
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DENVER (KDVR) — LyftUp Scooter Critical Workforce Program allows first-responder, healthcare and transit workforce free scooter trips to go to work. Governor Polis, Denver Mayor Hancock and Lyft announced the new initiative today for critical workers on the frontlines. Employers should email Hero Scooters to enroll their staff in the program. “Thanks to Lyft’s new […]

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An outdoorsman says goodbye to the outdoors — at least for now
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From my back porch, Longs Peak dominates the horizon, the highest point of Rocky Mountain National Park and a daily reminder of my geographic good fortune. Its tooth-shaped pinnacle soars beyond the surrounding summits, often gleaming with snow and painted peach with alpenglow. In the early days of closures and event cancellations related to the […]

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Company that owns Winter Park, Steamboat announces furloughs, layoffs and other cutbacks
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Alterra Mountain Company, which owns 15 North American ski resorts including Winter Park and Steamboat, will furlough year-round employees who cannot work due to ski area closures caused by the coronavirus and “the prospect of zero revenue for the foreseeable future,” chief executive Rusty Gregory wrote in a letter to employees on Thursday. The plan takes […]

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Pandemic puts infertility treatments on hold
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DENVER (KDVR) — The coronavirus pandemic has forced fertility doctors to put certain treatments and procedures on hold.  The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released guidelines on March 17 which recommended suspension of new, non-urgent treatments. According to the group’s release, the recommendations will be revisited periodically.  Dr. Alex Polotsky with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical […]

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Colorado orders millions of medical supplies to fight COVID-19
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado has placed orders for millions of pieces of medical equipment, including N-95 masks and ventilators, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday. The order includes: 2.5 million N-95 masks 1 million surgical masks 250,000 gowns 25,000 face shields 1.5 million gloves 750 ventilators “At this point in the crisis, personal protection equipment […]

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Clear Creek County warns trail users that emergency rescues could be “significantly delayed”
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Clear Creek County sheriff’s deputies began posting bulletins at trailheads on Wednesday, warning backcountry users that emergency rescues could be “significantly delayed” because of the strain the coronavirus is putting on law enforcement, search and rescue teams, and emergency medical responders. Clear Creek County is a popular playground for Front Range backcountry skiers with destinations […]

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Backcountry skiers concerned about safety after sudden influx of novices
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Jon Ingerson is an avid backcountry skier who would love to be out there now as spring conditions ripen an abundant snowpack, but he’s resisting the lure of those slopes because he doesn’t trust the sort of people he might encounter on them these days. He worries that too many of them are inexperienced in […]

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