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MLB players return to COVID protocols as spring training opens – The Denver Post

One year later, players and managers say they have a better understanding of what it takes to play baseball through a pandemic. Pitchers and catchers around the game reported to spring training Wednesday saying they appreciate what’s at stake as they try to make sure the season starts on time. The protocols have been tightened […]

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Denmark to boost defence of Arctic using drones for surveillance

Lawmakers in Denmark have agreed to spend the equivalent of £176m on improving its defence capabilities in the Arctic. The 1.5 billion Danish crown financial boost will see the country increase its surveillance in the region. Danish broadcaster TV 2 reported the funding would include the use of long-range drones to survey the area. The […]

Business

Exports to the EU have plummeted by 68% since Brexit

The volume of exports going through British ports to the EU fell by 68% last month compared with January last year, according to research. The Road Haulage Association’s chief executive Richard Burnett told The Observer that the organisation had also found 65-75% of vehicles arriving from the EU were returning to the bloc empty. This […]

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Attempts to rename Colorado's Gore Range hits opposition in Grand

Grand commissioners briefly considered a proposal from Summit County commissioners that would rename the Gore Range to the Nuchu Range. The 75-mile-long range spans across Grand, Routt, Eagle and Summit counties. Commissioner Merrit Linke made it clear he does not support the effort, and he doesn’t think it’s worth the board’s time to even discuss […]

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UK access to Pfizer jab threatened as EU imposes new controls on COVID vaccine exports

The European Union has threatened to impose strict controls on the exporting of coronavirus vaccines made in the bloc. The move could impact the UK’s supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is made in Belgium. It comes amid growing European anger towards pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, which is accused of failing to deliver the promised number […]

Business

COVID-19: Sunak urged to extend furlough scheme before budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged by the CBI to extend the government’s furlough and business rates holiday schemes – and to act before March’s budget. The business group said firms needed to know whether financial lifelines that have helped them survive through the coronavirus crisis will be available as they plan for the months […]

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Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Rick Snyder in Flint water probe – The Denver Post

DETROIT — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, his health director and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. Two […]

Politics

Pence plans to attend Biden’s inauguration.

Vice President Mike Pence will attend President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration on Jan. 20, an aide to the vice president said on Saturday, a split with President Trump’s decision not to go. The adviser revealed the decision four days after Mr. Pence hunkered for cover at the Capitol complex as a mob of Trump […]

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Biden needs to act to protect endangered species from extinction

Over the past decades living in the Rockies region, I have witnessed unprecedented changes happening in the American West. More people are moving to once remote areas, and visitorship to the wild places and parks out here is skyrocketing. Now, we are seeing people across the country buy and rent homes near nature to escape […]

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“High-use” fee coming to 6 more popular Colorado state parks starting Friday

Because of consistently heavy use by visitors, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is adding a $1 high-use fee to the cost of daily vehicle passes at half a dozen more state parks starting Friday. The fee will be charged at Lake Pueblo, Golden Gate Canyon, Staunton, Castlewood Canyon, Roxborough and Highline state parks. They join Cherry […]