Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'

The bleak milestone the U.S. is about to hit — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 — is far above the number of deaths seen from the pandemic in any other country. So far, the impact of the coronavirus has been felt unevenly, striking certain cities and regions and particular segments of society much harder than others. To get a sense of how that may change, and where in the course of the epidemic the U.S. is right now, NPR's Morning Edition host David Greene spoke Tuesday with Dr. Ashish Jha ,...

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Colorado State Fair officials are considering what this year's event could look like if they can't carry out the competitions, carnivals, concerts and other showcases that attract hundreds of thousands to Pueblo every summer.

A dirt trail surrounded by trees.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Space Coalition

As the state eases restrictions and summer comes into full view, we're wanting to get outside more and more--but we also need to avoid overcrowding popular spaces and maintain a safe distance from others.

That's why we're introducing a new weekly series called Nature's Neighborhood. Every week, Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition will highlight some lesser known parks, trails and walking areas in the Pikes Peak region.

Courtesy of Bent County Public Health

UPDATE--Friday, May 22:

In an update on Friday, May 22, Bent County Public Health Executive Director Omer Tamir said the agency has concluded its investigation.

The individual at the care center tested positive on May 15, and upon a second test on May 18, tested negative.

Colorado Broadcasters Association

The Colorado Broadcasters Association has recognized KRCC for its work in 2019 among other major market radio stations in the state.

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After a state representative and a rural county coroner raised questions about the way Colorado is reporting COVID-19 deaths, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said Friday it has changed its practices.

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Colorado Springs' Peterson Air Force Base will remain the home of U.S. Space Command for at least six more years.

The selection puts to rest, at least in the short term, a battle between cities across the nation jockeying for a piece of the military's nascent Space Force.

Courtesy of Joy Armstrong / Inside Out Youth Services/United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire

Due to the new coronavirus, schools across southern Colorado have cancelled end-of-year events like prom and moved graduation services online. One organization in Colorado Springs has shifted their annual prom for LGBTQ youth into the digital space on Saturday, May 16.

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously supported a plan with strict rules to allow in-person dining at restaurants.

Courtesy of Peterson Air Force Base

The leader of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs has passed away.

Col. Thomas G. Falzarano took over command of the Wing during June 2019. During his tenure, he worked with around 4,300 professionals across the globe on missile defense and space control for combat forces, among other responsibilities.

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