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Week Of Special Interest 08/26/20
 
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By La Voz Staff
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08/26/2020

CDOT and Scooter’s Coffee in Greeley partner

Wear your seat belt, get $1 off your next coffee drink. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is teaming up with Scooter’s Coffee in Greeley for Click It for Coffee. On Friday, Aug. 28, drive-thru customers will be rewarded with $1 off any coffee drink for wearing their seat belt. The local franchise, owned by two Greeley first responders, hopes the promotion will help CDOT improve seat belt use in Weld County. Click It for Coffee is part of a weeklong focus on seat belt safety and first responders. In addition to offering discounted coffee on Aug. 28, Scooter’s Coffee in Greeley is donating a portion of its proceeds from Aug. 24-30 to ResponderStrong, a local nonprofit that supports Colorado’s first responders.

State health officials recommend radon testing

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommends that Coloradans test their homes for radon as more Coloradans stay home for longer periods of time.

The Surgeon General lists radon exposure as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States behind tobacco smoke. Radon is a gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste that comes naturally from the earth. It is radioactive and can easily enter homes and buildings through small openings. In Colorado, about half of homes have radon levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended action level of 4 picocuries per liter of indoor air.

More than 500 lung cancer deaths are attributed to radon each year in Colorado.

“The best way to protect yourself against radon is to test your home. Testing your home for radon is simple and inexpensive,” said Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the department. “CDPHE also has a low-income radon mitigation assistance program for homeowners that can pay for your radon mitigation system if you qualify.”

Anyone with existing radon mitigation systems should retest their homes every few years to make sure the system is working properly. Through quick and inexpensive actions, Coloradans can protect their long-term health, the health of their family and the safety of their home. More information is available on CDPHE’s website, www.coloradoradon.info. Low-cost test kits are available at www.sosradon.org.

Our Government

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President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires beginning on August 14, 2020, and continuing.

The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the counties of Lake, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Colorado Governor

Gov. Polis extended an Executive Order temporarily suspending certain statutes preventing the issuance of marriage licenses when county clerk and recorder offices are closed due to COVID-19. The Governor also amended and extended an Executive Order temporarily suspending certain regulatory statutes due to the presence of COVID-19.

Denver Mayor

More than 50 Denver residents lined up virtually and in person last Wednesday to weigh in on proposed changes to the Denver Zoning Code. The changes would update how the zoning code regulates a range of residential uses, from how many unrelated people can live in a house together to where residential care facilities can be located. After eight hours of testimony and deliberation, board members voted 8-0 to recommend approval of the Group Living amendments. “Opening new opportunities for more housing options is key to addressing our city’s housing needs, and that need for those housing options has only grown more urgent in the wake of COVID-19,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

 

 

 

 

 
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