Jan 15, 2021

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Monument passes resolution rebuking Governor’s pandemic restrictions

By Brandon Thompson
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  • -- The Board of Trustees for the Town of Monument voted unanimously on a resolution that said the town "will no abide by any executive orders" related to the pandemic set forth by Governor Jared Polis.
  • "I would love to have further conversations with our Governor and I would like to see a broader guideline that doesn't pick and choose different industries and different people for their businesses," said Mayor Wilson.
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Pres. Trump says speech at rally before Capitol riots was ‘totally appropriate’

By Alexa Mencia
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  • When asked about his role and personal responsibility in fomenting the attack, President Trump said that people have said his remarks to supporters at the rally ahead of the Capitol breach were "totally appropriate."
  • "So if you read my speech, and many people have done it, and I've seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television, it's been analyzed and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate," Trump said.
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Pitkin County votes to move itself back to Level Red COVID restrictions

By Ashley Michels
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  • “As soon as we have those two weeks of sustained decline in red, as soon as that happens our intention is to already have businesses lined up who have certified with the program to be able to operate,” Pitkin County Public Health planning, prevention and partnerships manager Jordana Sabella said.
  • The move is a voluntary decision to self-impose more strict public health orders than required by the state.
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