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New Hope Youth Ranch To Fill In Gap In The Local Health Care System

in Local News

New Hope Youth Ranch is a Christian non-profit that “provides hope and options for families in Larimer and Weld Counties with special needs, medical fragility, disabilities, and crisis situations” according to Marisol Jackson who started the organization.

Jackson has big plans for 2020, and will be working to build an entire campus for those in need, complete with a school, therapy, a teen pregnancy home, daycare, a respite care facility, and more.

For more info and to learn how you can help, visit their website here:  New Hope Youth Ranch

Here's a great interview with Marisol Jackson:

Congrats To The Newly Certified Loveland Creative District

in Local News

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) recently announced the five-year certification of three new Creative Districts in Durango, Loveland and Sterling.

Administered by Colorado Creative Industries, the Creative District Program encourages the formation of creative districts in neighborhoods and contiguous geographic areas for the purpose of:

● Attracting artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community
● Enhancing economic and civic capital of Colorado communities
● Creating hubs and clusters of economic activity
● Enhancing areas as appealing places to live, conduct businesses and attract visitors
● Serving as an economic strategy and magnet
● Revitalizing and beautifying
● Promoting a community’s unique identity
● Showcasing cultural and artistic events and amenities

Get more info at these websites:

Loveland Creative District

Colorado Creative Industries

Loveland Generations Gives $18,300 to Local Non-Profits

in Local News

Loveland Generations is a committee-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.

For 2019 it awarded a combined $18,300 in grants to Harrington Arts Alliance, Give Next, The Matthews House, VITA Loveland, Inc., and Thompson Valley Preschool, Inc.

Last year (2018), it gave $25,500 to local projects.

Loveland Generations is a group of community-minded people choosing to pool their charitable dollars for a greater impact to address city needs.

The giving group was established in 2000, and its members enjoy giving annually and watching the impact that their grants make in the community.

To date, Loveland Generations has awarded 130 grants to Loveland nonprofits for a total of $282,468.

Find out more about these Loveland area benefactors here:  Loveland Generations

 

Estes Just Says NO To Pot Facilities

in Estes Local/Local News

Preliminary, unofficial results of the Town of Estes Park's Special Municipal Election show voters have decided not to allow a limited number of marijuana facilities within Town limits, with a majority of 68 percent.

Approximately 60 percent of active voters registered in the Estes Park town limits cast ballots in the Dec. 10 election. Complete unofficial election results are available at www.estes.org/elections.

Official results will be posted no later than December 20, 2019.

Woman’s near-death experience leads to warning for moms-to-be

in Local News

LOVELAND, Colo. — Loveland mom Sarah Matthews will soon celebrate her son Ethan's first birthday. But she still remembers the fear she felt one year ago, just before he was born.

When Matthews was around six months pregnant, she developed a blood clot. At first, the only symptom was some pain in her leg.

“They actually thought it was sciatica pain. They referred me to go get massage therapy and acupuncture,” Matthews said.

Continue Reading on The Denver Channel

Western Slope groups push for tougher air quality regs for oil and gas drilling

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A push by a coalition of Western Slope conservation groups and elected officials – including the Eagle County Board of Commissioners – to expand limits on oil and gas emissions statewide instead of just along the Front Range is coming to a head next week.

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission (CAQCC) has been holding public meetings on the Western Slope, including Tuesday in Rifle (see press release below), Wednesday in Durango and Monday in Larimer County, and then will take testimony and hold deliberations next week at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in Denver.

“People talk about the war on coal. We talk about the war on powder [snow]. It’s critical,” Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry said earlier this year when asked why she signed a letter seeking stricter statewide standards for methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

Continue Reading on REAL VAIL

Study: Colorado Ranks No. 6 Among States With ‘Worst Drivers’

in Local News

DENVER (CBS4) — It’s not uncommon to find a Coloradan frustrated over traffic and what seems like constant crashes during rush hour. A new study says Colorado ranks No. 6 in the nation for states with the worst drivers.

But it’s not just the traffic that earns Colorado the title. CarInsuranceComparison.com says drivers here rank the worst for failing to obey traffic and safety laws. Speeding was our second worse offense.

Continue Reading on CBS4

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