Headlines — September 29, 2022

September 29, 2022


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    Headlines — September 29, 2022 Luis Licon

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Woman Hit By Train In Platteville Hires Attorney

A Colorado woman hit by a train while handcuffed in a police car in Platteville last week has taken initial steps toward filing a lawsuit against police, according to her attorney.  

Greeley Starbucks Workers Vote on Unionization

Starbucks employees from the 11th avenue location in Greeley became the latest Starbucks to vote in favor of unionization. The National Labor Relations Board held a union recognition election at the Greeley Starbucks on Tuesday, where pro-union workers won by a margin of 20-1. The location is the eighth Colorado Starbucks to unionize with Starbucks Workers United. The others are in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Superior. A location in Breckenridge will hold an election on October 18th. 

Telluride Skier’s Body Recovered From a Mountain

Telluride local and world-renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson died in an avalanche after summiting Mt Manaslu (Muh-NAZ-slou) – the 8th tallest mountain in the world – on September 26th. She was 49 years old. Nelson’s body was recovered from the mountain on Wednesday, September 28th.

Nelson was on an expedition with her partner Jim Morrison. In a post on social media on Wednesday, Morrison says they “reached the true summit of Manaslu in tough conditions,” on Monday morning. He notes they quickly transitioned from climbing to skiing with the intent to ski around the corner and regroup with their Sherpa team.

Morrison writes as she skied, Nelson triggered a small avalanche, was swept off her feet and carried down a slope about 5,000 feet. Morrison says rescuers spent two days searching for Nelson by helicopter. On Wednesday, they were able to land at 22,000 feet, and locate her body. A mother of two, Nelson’s career as a mountaineer spanned two decades. She was the first person to complete a ski descent of Lhotse, and the first woman to link Everest and Lhotse in a 24-hour push. She completed a double summit of Denali and was the first person to ski decent Paupsura Peak. She was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and a North Face Athlete.

Pipe Bomb Outside Safeway 

Littleton Police Department identified what they described as a pipe bomb outside a Safeway on Tuesday.

The device was found outside the Safeway at West Mineral Avenue and South Broadway on the afternoon of the 27th. Littleton Police spokesperson Sheera Poelman told 9News the timer on the bomb was broken and police are unaware of how long the device had been there. 

The Arapahoe County Sheriff bomb squad determined the bomb was active and defused it. Authorities say they will investigate what kind of explosives were present, who put them there and why.

Standard Hop Bus Routing Returns Friday

The City of Boulder’s local HOP bus service will resume its standard route on the east and west ends of Pearl Street in downtown Boulder starting Friday, September 30th. Via Mobility Services, the HOP operators, added signs to bus stops to notify riders of the upcoming service change. Riders can stay informed on HOP bus routine and schedule information from the Transit app.

Avian Flu Outbreak In Colorado

The Colorado State Veterinarian Office has detected a new strain of Avian Flu in the last few weeks. 

The National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) recently confirmed a new Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza  – or HPAI –  in a commercial egg-laying facility in Weld County. 

HPAI is a highly contagious foreign animal disease that can be fatal in domestic poultry. The State’s Veterinarian Office says it is taking steps to make sure the public is aware of biosecurity and preventative measures to prevent birds and poultry from dying. Cases of HPAI in Wild Hawks have also been confirmed. Gov. Jared Polis made a verbal emergency declaration and has funds to support the state’s response to the outbreak. Colorado State Veterinarian Dr. Maggie Baldwin stated in a press release that said, “Cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza are on the rise again across the country as migratory birds start their seasonal movement south.”

Louisville Parents are concerned about Boulder Valley School Districts’ decision to offer advanced math online

BVSD Parents are worried about possible technical glitches, and too much online screen-time for their children in response to the district’s offer to teach advanced math through their online school, Boulder Universal.

Around 230 BVSD elementary and middle school students  are taking the advanced class online. Many parents were unaware the class was online until a few days into the year. Boulder Valley Spokesman Randy Barber said the district ran a similar math program online last school year with 90 fifth graders with promising results in terms of grade. Barber told the Daily Camera that Boulder Universal teachers are math certified, and  trained to teach online classes about math.

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    Headlines — September 29, 2022 Luis Licon

Luis Licon

Luis Licon

Dedicated student, passionate about government relations and social issues. Currently an Intern at KGNU Community Radio as a Bilingual Reporter attending the University of Colorado Boulder.

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