Officials acknowledged this was the first step to closing the digital divide, but not the last. That’s why the state education department committed to providing $2 million to districts exploring creative solutions to connectivity problems, Anthes said. That could mean investing in hotspots for students, erecting towers or dispatching mobile trucks to help bring the internet to remote parts of the state, she said. … [Read more...] about Colorado pledges $2 million, enlists T-Mobile to help schools get low-income families online for remote learning
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“It definitely gave us a scare, but there’s no perfect solution from our vantage point,” said Chu, as he recalled having to quarantine Kellan after an instructor at her summer camp tested positive for the virus. “Given the risk level, everything I’ve seen for a 5-year-old and the trade-offs, putting her back in-person was almost a no-brainer.” … [Read more...] about How is in-person learning going in Colorado? So far, so good, parents and experts say
Figuring out the plan There are more intensive studies and plans to come, including a look next year at how passenger and freight trains would interact — even if they’re likely on different tracks — and then a National Environmental Policy Act study. That federal law calls for calls for an extensive analysis of a project’s potential impacts that has a tendency to drag on, though federal officials in the Trump administration have been working to streamline the process to two years or so. … [Read more...] about Colorado is making progress on a Front Range railway. Here’s what it will take to make it happen.
Facts: Sturgeon Electric Company provides commercial and industrial electrical construction services, telecommunication services, traffic signals, and high voltage distribution, service and maintenance. Company founder, Dwight “D.D.” Sturgeon, put up the first outdoor Christmas light display to cheer up his sick son. … [Read more...] about Top Workplaces 2020: The best large companies to work for in Colorado
The Lake Powell Pipeline project would divert 86,000 acre-feet (106 billion liters) of water to Washington County, Utah. The state is entitled to the water under agreements between the states that date back a century, but the project’s critics worry the pipeline could further deplete Lake Powell — one of the two man-made reservoirs where Colorado River water is stored. … [Read more...] about 6 Western states blast Utah plan to tap Colorado River water