• Anne Boswell Taylor

Here's what we are covering for you in Southeast Colorado today:

Updated: May 9

(Colorado) -- It will be yet another month for mandatory mask wearing in the state of Colorado. Governor Jared Polis amended the mask mandates to allow indoor unmasked indoor gatherings of more than ten people if 80-percent of the crowd is vaccinated. Those who are vaccinated would have to show proof of vaccination. Otherwise, masks must be worn in large group gatherings. Polis urged more Coloradans to roll up their sleeves for vaccines, saying it will allow for a return to normal.

(Las Animas, Co) -- The Covid 19 vaccine bus was busy making stops in Southeast Colorado over the weekend. It was in Las Animas, La Junta and Lamar. On the 7th, it will be in Rocky Ford. The bus driver told KBLJ news that it makes the rounds and will return to these communities in time for the second part of the vaccination. Both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are offered. You don’t need an appointment, just show up and roll up your sleeve.

(Las Animas, CO) -- There's a low cost pet vaccination clinic this coming weekend in Las Animas. The annual clinic is for dogs and cats older than four months. City dog tags will also be available for purchase. You can call 719-456-1621.

(La Junta, CO) -- An upcoming event planned to introduce middle schoolers to careers has been postponed. Wheels-2-Work had three locations in southeast Colorado planned. Businesses with wheels were scheduled to come and talk to students about careers with wheels, which according to event organizer Jennifer Nesselhuf of Santa Fe Trail Boces is just about any career. Nesselhuf says they will try and plan another event for September.

(Colorado) -- - Colorado Parks and Wildlife says human remains have been found inside two of the three bears euthanized after a deadly attack on a woman in southwest Colorado. Parks and Wildlife officers killed a female black bear and her cubs following the Friday night attack in Trimble, which is located near Durango. The bears were sent to a Fort Collins lab for analysis, and a pathologist said two of the three bears showed signs of ingesting human remains. Parks and Wildlife officials say killing the bears had to be done because the mother bear was teaching her cubs that humans are a food source.


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