CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (CBS4) – Douglas County will be re-opening with no capacity restrictions Friday, April 16. It’s a move many call getting back to normal. “When Friday morning comes around, and we’re actually able to open up it’s going to be very exciting,” Scott Gerdis, Castle Cafe Bar Manager said. READ MORE: Subaru Stolen Outside Westminster Business With 15-Year-Old Dog Inside (credit: CBS) Douglas County’s decision to opt out of a Tri-County Health order comes as welcomed news to some businesses like the Castle Cafe. “So we’ll be able to open up another 45% our restaurant,” Gerdis explained. He has been with the restaurant for 20 years, and he’s never seen business slow down as it has in the past year. “This is so unprecedented, it’s unbelievable. Not only does it affect the economy of the restaurant, but the trickle-down effect, your delivery drivers, your food reps,” he added. While some are praising the decision, others are concerned. READ MORE: … [Read more...] about Douglas County Business Eager To Reopen Without Limitations: ‘Life Has To Go On’
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By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – High school football coaches across the state are being told not to apply for the open position at Pine Richland High School. READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Pittsburgh: AHN Administers Thousands Of Shots On Saturday Gateway Athletic Director Don Holl confirms to KDKA that he has emailed every high school football coach in Pennsylvania and told them not to apply for Eric Kasperowicz’s old job. RELATED STORIES: Pine-Richland Head Football Coach Eric Kasperowicz And Entire Coaching Staff Will Not Return In Fall Assistant Pine-Richland Football Coach Believes Coaching Staff Was Victim Of Power Grab By School Officials More Coaches And Players Speak Out After Pine-Richland School District Removes Football Coaching Staff Pine-Richland School Board Member Resigns; Parents And Students Voice Support For Eric Kasperowicz After Losing Job, Eric Kasperowicz Reapplies To Be Head Football Coach At Pine-Richland … [Read more...] about Gateway Athletic Director And Head Football Coach Tells Coaches Not To Apply For Pine Richland Job
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Friday announced that the country would begin easing some of its stricter COVID-19 restrictions April 26. At a Rome news conference, Draghi said that a priority would be given to opening outdoor establishments such as restaurants and that all schools would reopen. The prime minister expressed "cautious optimism" about the nation's COVID-19 situation, saying there had been modest improvement. But he said government was taking a risk in that reopening would be based on the premise that people continue to wear masks and maintain social distancing. The announcement came the same day the World Health Organization expressed concern about the continued global increase in new COVID-19 cases. At his regular Friday news briefing, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the weekly number of new cases had more than doubled over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate seen since the pandemic began. He said the … [Read more...] about Italy to Relax COVID Restrictions April 26
COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 3 million people globally, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The center’s website reported early Saturday the 3-million mark had been surpassed with 3,001,068 deaths. The grisly landmark death toll comes as the world has begun to rollout vaccine programs to combat the deadly virus, and many locations are experiencing a surge in cases. India, a major vaccine producer, reported Saturday it had recorded more than 230,000 new cases in the previous 24-hour period. While the U.S. is inoculating millions of people, it still leads the world in the number of cases. Johns Hopkins reports the U.S. has 31.5 million of the world’s 140 million cases, followed by India with 14.5 million cases and Brazil with 13.8 million. A surge in cases in Canada’s largest province as resulted in the implementation of severe new measures. Ontario residents who have contracted the virus must now observe a six-week home quarantine, two … [Read more...] about Johns Hopkins: Global COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 3 Million
Ever since the Democratic wave of 2018, Travis Oliger, chair of the La Plata County Republican Party, has come to expect low turnout at the candidate meet-and-greets he arranges. But earlier this year, when he looked out at a meet-and-greet crowd in his Democratic-leaning southwest Colorado county , there were a lot of young, unfamiliar faces and they were there to see a little-known candidate for Congress named Lauren Boebert . “It was kind of like with Trump,” Oliger recalls of that unusually large gathering. “People showed up and came out to support Trump and they would tell me, ‘I’m not here to support the party, I really don’t like the Republicans, but I’m for Trump’ and it was like, ‘Wow, really?’ This is very similar.” Boebert, a 33-year-old restaurant owner, pulled off the summer’s biggest political upset on June 30, toppling incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District , a massive area that spans the western half of the state, … [Read more...] about Lauren Boebert beat a Colorado congressman. Is she the next GOP star?