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To stop the rise in street racing, Colorado State Patrol is sending drivers to the racetrack

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press MORRISON — Frustrated by an increase in dangerous street racing amid the pandemic, Denver police have deployed the department’s helicopter to track races, closed lanes in areas often used by racers and sent officers to places where the groups meet. But law enforcement also has shifted gears to tackle […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Scientific innovation and trust in experts is our light at the end of the tunnel

As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, we have seen an alarming amount of disinformation spread online, including by our elected officials. In Colorado we have seen elected officials visiting restaurants in the middle of stay-at-home orders without wearing a mask.   Other elected officials have flouted local health department advice by gathering with thousands at Bandimere […]

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Jefferson County sues Bandimere Speedway, claims track violated coronavirus orders

GOLDEN — Jefferson County health authorities filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to compel Bandimere Speedway to comply with coronavirus-related public health orders after several thousand people attended a rally at the track to protest those same orders. Jefferson County Public Health’s district court suit seeks an injunction requiring the Morrison race track to comply with […]