CONNECTING trails and building new trails is the topic of conversation at a pair of public meetings in Alamosa this week.
At Tuesday’s Alamosa County Commissioners meeting, SLV GO Executive Director Mick Daniel will talk to the commissioners about progress toward a pedestrian bridge to connect the Rio Grande trails west to east. Then on Thursday, Alamosa Parks and Recreation Director Andy Rice will host a virtual Alamosa Trails Riparian Park to Alamosa Refuge planning meeting.
SLV GO and the city of Alamosa have been working on ways to connect trails. One of the more frequent discussions has been to build a pedestrian bridge that connects the Rio Grande from the Adams State campus behind the baseball and softball fields east to behind the Cattails Golf Course. Another conversation is to build a pedestrian crossing at the Riparian Park across the Rio Grande.
At Thursday’s virtual meeting, the city will discuss its master trails planning efforts to get input and ideas from the community. The meeting will go from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. A link to participate is here: https://bit.ly/3f6cTpn.
State Sen. Cleave Simpson
readies for next legislative session
Colorado state Sen. Cleave Simpson of Alamosa said he’ll introduce legislation this year to help the Republican River Basin and Rio Grande Basin with managing groundwater withdrawals when the 2022 legislative session opens Wednesday in Denver.
He’ll also focus his attention on mental and behavioral health issues as a member of the state senate Health and Human Services committee. Simpson, who appeared on Alamosa Citizen’s The Valley Pod, said teen suicide rates, drug overdoses and opiod abuse are growing concerns across the rural parts of Colorado.
“We’re just off the scale in percentage in these rural areas,” Simpson said. The full interview on The Valley Pod is here: https://www.alamosacitizen.com/podcast/episode-2-state-sen-cleave-simpson/
Colorado begins sending COVID-19
text message reminders
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will begin to send text message reminders to encourage Coloradans to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. The state will send messages to people whose vaccine records in the Colorado Immunization Information System indicate they are due for a third dose (booster). CDPHE will send texts to people ages 18 and up who have received two doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago and who have not yet received a third dose. CDPHE will also send reminders to parents and guardians of children ages 12-17 whose records indicate they received two doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago and are due for a third dose (booster).
Text messages will originate from 45778.
The texts for Coloradans ages 18+ will read:
State public health records show you received 2 doses of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccine at least 5 months ago and are due for a third dose (booster). Get up to date on your COVID vaccines today! To find a clinic near you visit: https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated or call 1-877-268-2926 to make an appointment.
Los registros estatales de salud pública indican que recibió 2 dosis de una serie de vacuna Pfizer o Moderna COVID hace al menos 5 meses y debe recibir una tercera dosis (de refuerzo). ¡Póngase al día con sus vacunas contra el COVID hoy! Para encontrar una clínica cerca de Ud. visite https://covid19.colorado.gov/espanol/dondevacunarse o llame al 1-877-268-2926 para programar una cita.
The messages for parents and guardians of children ages 12-17 will read:
State public health records show your child/children received 2 doses of Pfizer COVID vaccine at least 5 months ago and are due for a third dose (booster). Get them caught up on COVID vaccines today! To find a clinic near you visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine/where-you-can-get-vaccinated or call 1-877-268-2926 to make an appointment.
Los registros estatales de salud pública indican que su hijo/hijos recibieron 2 dosis de la vacuna Pfizer COVID hace 5 meses y deben recibir una tercera dosis (de refuerzo). ¡Póngalos al día con la vacuna contra el COVID hoy! Para encontrar una clínica cerca de usted visite https://covid19.colorado.gov/espanol/dondevacunarse o llámenos al 1-877-268-2926 para programar una cita.