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Broncos Report Card: Defense leads the way in shutout of Jets

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Offense — B

It was an efficient-but-unspectacular game for the Broncos’ offense, which was the requirement against the Jets. The Broncos gained 344 yards, including a season-high 121 rushing (although only 3.3-yard average) and one touchdown apiece from tailbacks Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was 19 of 25 for 235 yards and enters October without an interception. Receivers Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton had five catches on five targets apiece and minus Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and possibly KJ Hamler (knee), the focus will be on Sutton and Patrick. Left guard Dalton Risner (foot) and right guard Graham Glasgow (knee) were unable to finish the game. Williams’ goal-line fumble in the fourth quarter was one of the few negatives.

Defense — A

A shutout is a shutout is a shutout, right? The Broncos skunked an opponent for the second time in coach Vic Fangio’s two-plus years; the first was 16-0 over Tennessee, which brought about the end of the Marcus Mariota Era. The Jets didn’t cross 100 yards offense until the final minute of the third quarter and the pass rush got going after being semi-quiet in Weeks 1-2. The Broncos sacked Zach Wilson five times, including two by inside linebacker Alexander Johnson. Interceptions by safeties Justin Simmons and Caden Sterns moved the Broncos to a plus-3 turnover ratio through three games. Life without inside linebacker Josey Jewell (out for the year following pectoral surgery) and outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (out at least a month following ankle surgery) couldn’t have gone much better.

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U.S. wholesale prices rose record 8.6% over 12 months

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U.S. wholesale prices rose record 8.6% over 12 months

WASHINGTON — Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% in September compared to a year ago, the largest advance since the 12-month change was first calculated in 2010.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the monthly increase in its producer price index, which measures inflationary pressures before they reach consumers, was 0.5% for September compared to a 0.7% gain in August.

The 8.6% rise for the 12 months ending in September compared to an 8.3% increase for the 12 months ending in August, which had been the previous record 12-month gain.

On Wednesday, the government reported that inflation at the retail level rose 0.4% in September with its consumer price index up 5.4% over the past 12 months, matching the fastest pace since 2008.

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U.S. unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months.

Unemployment claims dropped 36,000 to 293,000 last week, the second straight drop, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the smallest number of people to apply for benefits since the week of March 14, 2020, when the pandemic intensified, and the first time claims have dipped below 300,000. Applications for jobless aid, which generally track the pace of layoffs, have fallen steadily since last spring as many businesses, struggling to fill jobs, have held onto their workers.

The decline in layoffs comes amid an otherwise unusual job market. Hiring has slowed in the past two months, even as companies and other employers have posted a near-record number of open jobs. Businesses are struggling to find workers as about three million people who lost jobs and stopped looking for work since the pandemic have yet to resume their job searches. Economists hoped more people would find work in September as schools reopened, easing child care constraints, and enhanced unemployment aid ended nationwide.

But the pickup didn’t happen, with employers adding just 194,000 jobs last month. In a bright spot, the unemployment rate fell to 4.8% from 5.2%, though some of that decline occurred because many of those out of work stopped searching for jobs, and were no longer counted as unemployed. The proportion of women working or looking for work fell in September, likely because of difficulties finding child care or because of schools disrupted by COVID-19 outbreaks.

At the same time, Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, with about 3% of workers doing so in August. Workers have been particularly likely to leave their jobs at restaurants, bars, and hotels, possibly spurred by fear of the delta variant of COVID-19, which was still spreading rapidly in August.

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5 killed in Beirut clashes as tensions over blast probe soar

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BEIRUT — Armed clashes erupted Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and its allies against the lead judge probing last year’s blast in the city’s port. At least five people were killed and dozens were wounded in some of the most serious fighting in years, authorities said.

The hours-long exchange of fire along a former front line from the 1975-90 civil war involved snipers, pistols, Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenades, and were reminiscent of that conflict. The clashes were the worst since 2008, when the Shiite Hezbollah briefly overran parts of Beirut.

It was not immediately clear how Thursday’s violence erupted but tensions were running high after the Iran-backed Hezbollah and its Shiite allies from the Amal Movement demanded the removal of the judge leading the investigation into last year’s massive port explosion. The two parties called for a protest near the Justice Palace, along the former front line between Muslim Shiite and Christian areas.

In a statement Thursday, the two groups said their protesters came under fire from snipers deployed over rooftops in the Tayouneh area.

Gunfire echoed in the capital for several hours and ambulances, sirens wailing, rushed to pick up casualties. Snipers shot from buildings. Bullets penetrated apartment windows in the area. Four projectiles fell near a private French school, Freres of Furn el Chebbak, causing panic, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

The students huddled in the central corridors with the windows open to avoid major impact, in scenes reminiscent of the 1975-90 civil war. Smoke covered the neighborhood where intense gunfire was relentless. A car caught fire, while a blaze was reported in a lower floor where residents were stuck and called for help.

Haneen Chemaly, a resident of Furn el-Chebbak and mother of a 6-month old girl, said she first moved to the corridor before running to the shelter because the sound of gunfire was terrifying from her 10th-floor apartment.

“I did it for my child,” she said. “I don’t know what is happening. I can just hear the sound of gunfire.”

The violence unfolded while U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland was in town, meeting with Lebanese officials. Her schedule was slightly thrown off by the action on the streets.

The demands for Bitar’s removal and calls for protest upset many who considered it blatant intervention in the work of the judiciary.

The right wing Christian Lebanese Forces mobilized supporters Wednesday evening after Hezbollah and Amal called for the protest at the Justice Palace, located in a Christian area. Videos circulating on social media showed supporters of the Christian Lebanese Forces marching in the streets, carrying large crosses.

A journalist with The Associated Press saw a man open fire with a pistol during Thursday’s protest, as well as gunmen shooting in the direction of protesters from the balcony of a building. Several men fell immediately from the gunfire and bled on the street. The army deployed heavily and sent patrols to the area to search for the gunmen, following the exchanges of gunfire between the Muslim and Christian sides of the capital.

A staffer at the emergency room at al-Sahel hospital said they received three bodies and 15 people who were injured. One of the dead, a woman, had received a bullet to her head. Two of the 15 injured were in critical condition.

In a statement, Prime Minister Najib Mikati appealed for calm and urged people “not to be dragged into civil strife.”

The probe centers on hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrates that had been improperly stored at a port warehouse that detonated on August 4, 2020, killing at least 215 people, injuring thousands and destroying parts of nearby neighborhoods. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history and has further devastated the country already roiled by political divisions and unprecedented economic and financial meltdown.

Bitar is the second judge to lead the complicated investigation – his predecessor was removed following legal challenges. Now Bitar has come up against formidable opposition from the powerful Hezbollah group and its allies who accuse him of singling out politicians for questioning, most of them allied with Hezbollah.

None of Hezbollah’s officials have so far been charged in the 14-month-old investigation.

Sporadic shooting continued even after army troops deployed to the area Thursday. Residents and civilians in the area were ducking to avoid the shooting. Someone screamed: “Some martyrs on the ground!” People pulled one man who was apparently shot and down, away from the line of fire. Others pulled another body away.

In some videos circulating online, some men were chatting: “Shiite Shiite” on the streets, as residents were running from the gunfire.

The tensions over the port blast add to Lebanon’s enormous multiple troubles, including an unprecedented economic and financial meltdown, an energy crisis leading to extended electricity blackouts, hyperinflation and soaring poverty.

Chemaly said said there was no electricity for her to follow on TV what was going on. So she knew nothing of the situation on the ground and opted for safety. After spending some time in the shelter, she moved to the first floor to stay with her neighbors away from the fire.

“I know there was so much mobilization from the night before, all predicting that a war would erupt,” Chemaly, who heads a local NGOs that provides social services. Civil war erupting “is the last card they have to use. They have (driven) us into bankruptcy, devastation and now they are scaring us with the specter of civil war.”

The armed clash could derail the country’s month-old government of Prime Minister Najib Mikati even before it begins tackling Lebanon’s economic meltdown.

A Cabinet meeting was canceled Wednesday after Hezbollah demanded urgent government action against the judge. One Hezbollah-allied minister said he and other Cabinet members would stage a walkout if Bitar isn’t removed.

Associated Press journalist Hassan Ammar in Beirut contributed reporting.

By ZEINA KARAM and SARAH EL DEEB

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Overnight building blaze in Taiwan raged for hours, 46 dead

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By HUIZHONG WU

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — A building fire that raged out of control for hours overnight in a major city in southern Taiwan left 46 people dead and at least 41 others injured, authorities said Thursday.

Flames and smoke billowed from the lower floors of the 13-story building as firefighters tried to douse the blaze from the street and aerial platforms in the city of Kaohsiung. A fire department statement described the fire, which started about 3 a.m., as “extremely fierce” and said several floors had been destroyed.

The death toll rose steadily during the day as rescue workers searched the combined commercial and residential building. By late afternoon, authorities said 32 bodies had been sent to the morgue, while a further 14 people who showed no signs of life were among 55 taken to the hospital. In Taiwan, official confirmation of a death is made at the hospital.

After daybreak, firefighters could be seen spraying water into the middle floors of the still smoldering building from high aerial platforms. One woman, who was not identified, said on Taiwanese TV that her 60-to-70 year old parents were still inside.

The building’s age and piles of debris blocking access to many areas complicated search and rescue efforts, officials said, according to Taiwan’s Central News Agency.

Many of the residents of the 40-year-old building were elderly and lived alone in apartments as small as 13 square meters (140 square feet), local media said. The building had 120 residential units on the upper floors, as well as a closed movie theater, abandoned restaurants and karaoke clubs below them, the Central News Agency said.

Fire extinguishers had been installed last month, but only three per floor because the residents could not afford to pay more, the United Daily News, a major newspaper, reported.

The fire appeared to have started on the ground floor, Taiwanese media said.

The United Daily News said that investigators were focusing on a first-floor tea shop whose owner reportedly fought with his girlfriend earlier on Wednesday. They had not ruled out arson, the newspaper said.

A 1995 fire at a nightclub in Taichung, Taiwan’s third-largest city, killed 64 people in the country’s deadliest such disaster in recent times.

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$210M America’s Center expansion hinges on funding for north St. Louis County track facility

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A solution to the last-minute delay for long-awaited America’s Center expansion may lie in a new indoor track and field facility in North St. Louis County.  

Hundreds of millions of dollars are on the line for St. Louis.   

The $210 million convention center (America’s Center) expansion would add a new plaza, pavilion, and ballroom, plus more than 90,000 square feet of exhibit space to be operated by the convention and visitors commission, known as Explore St. Louis. 

“A convention center brings new people to the community who don’t live here but bring a whole lot of money with them … overall it’s an infusion of cash that we as a community don’t get any other way,” Explore St. Louis President Kitty Ratcliffe said.  

“What I hear is ‘why can’t we be more like Nashville or Indianapolis. We’re not Denver.’ All of those cities made the investments we’re not making. We should have done this with the convention center 10 years ago.” 

It wasn’t possible then because the St. Louis Rams lease required dome upgrades, she said. The team is now gone and this is the final year for payments on dome bonds but revenues from hotel taxes to fund the dome continue.    

Both the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County agreed a long ago to equally fund the expansion but St. Louis County Council Chairwoman, Rita Days, is now holding up a vote on the actual bonds. North County was promised a new community center as part of the deal, she said.  

“We want to make sure that we have the dollars to have this building built, this facility built, period,” Days told Fox 2 news.   

Former St. Louis County Councilwoman, the late Hazel Erby, struck a deal with Explore St. Louis in 2019 to set aside a portion of excess hotel tax revenues (“dome dollars”) for a project in North County.  

“As there was growth in the fund and there was excess, she wanted 35% of it to be dedicated towards building a facility in her community,” Ratcliffe said.  

“We agreed with that as long it was something that would generate new tourism activity per the statute.” 

State law says such funds can only be used for “regional convention and tourism purposes.” So, Explore St. Louis hired consultants to perform what is called a ‘gap analysis’ to identify a niche that would bring tourists into North County.  

They identified a new, state of the art, track and field facility for regional, even national competitions.  

Days is on board with the idea but won’t yield on a new community center.  

“Clearly you can have an indoor track facility and you can have these other things added on to that,” she said.   

It’s unclear whether dome funds earmarked for tourism under state law can be used for a neighborhood community center.  Ratcliffe points out those funds do not belong to Explore St. Louis.  

It’s simply the appointed ‘gatekeeper’ for them.  

Days is now forming a review committee of city, county, and convention officials to iron out all details of plans for North County before there’s any vote on bonds for convention center expansion. She believes such a committee can act very quickly.  

The economic windfall from the expansion far exceeds the investment and the region stands to lose at least $100,000 in convention business if the expansion isn’t completed on time in 2023, Ratcliffe said.   

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Norway officials: Bow-and-arrow attack appears act of terror

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Norway officials: Bow-and-arrow attack appears act of terror

By PAAL NORDSETH, JAN M. OLSEN and MARK LEWIS

KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — A Danish man suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack in a small Norwegian town that killed five people is a Muslim convert who was previously flagged as having been radicalized, police said Thursday. Norway’s national security agency said the suspect’s actions “currently appear to be an act of terrorism.”

The man is suspected of having shot at people in a number of locations in the town of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening. Several of the victims were in a supermarket, police said.

“There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalized,” Police chief Ole B. Saeverud said during a news conference. He added that there were “complicated assessments related to the motive, and it will take time before this is clarified.” He didn’t elaborate on what was meant by being radicalized.

Norway’s domestic security agency, known by its acronym PST, cited various aspects of the attack that also wounded two people in explaining its belief that the suspect’s actions “currently appear to be an act of terrorism.”

“Attacks on random people in public places are a recurring modus operandi among extremist Islamists carrying out terror in the West,” the domestic security agency said.

The agency said that “the most probable scenario of an extremely Islamist terrorist attack in Norway is an attack carried out by one or a few perpetrators with simple weapon types, against targets with few or no security measures.”

It added that the suspect “is known to PST from before, without PST being able to provide further details about him.”

“The investigation will clarify in more detail what the incidents were motivated by,” PST said in a statement.

Ann Iren Svane Mathiassen, the police attorney who is leading the investigation, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK that the suspect will be assessed by forensic psychiatric experts Thursday.

“This is not unusual in such serious cases,” she was quoted as saying.

The victims were four women and one man between the ages of 50 and 70, Saeverud said.

Police were alerted at 6:12 p.m. on Wednesday to a man shooting arrows in Kongsberg, some 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo. Officers made contact with the suspect but he escaped and wasn’t caught until 6:47 p.m., Saeverud said.

Officials believe that the man didn’t start killing people until police arrived on the scene.

“From what we know now, it is reasonably clear that some, probably everyone, was killed after the police were in contact with the perpetrator,” Saeverud said.

Speaking calmly and clearly after his arrest, the suspect told police, “I did this,” said Svane Mathiassen. The suspect “clearly described what he had done. He admitted killing the five people,” she told The Associated Press

The rampage happened in clear view of dozens of witnesses in this small town, which today is in hushed shock, according to onlookers. Police have already spoken to between 20 and 30 witnesses who saw the attacker wound and kill his victims, according to Svane Mathiassen.

“There are people who saw him in the city. Before the killings. That is when he injured people,” she said.

Erik Benum, who lives on the same road as the supermarket that was one of the crime scenes, told the AP that he saw the escaped shop workers sheltering in doorways.

“I saw them hiding in the corner. Then I went to see what was happening, and I saw the police moving in with a shield and rifles. It was a very strange sight.”

The following morning, the whole town was eerily quiet, he said. “People are sad and shocked.”

The bow and arrows were just part of the killer’s arsenal. Police are yet to confirm what other weapons he used. Weapons experts and other technical officers are being drafted in to help with the investigation.

Both the hospitalized victims are in intensive care. They include an off-duty police officer who was inside the store. Their condition was not immediately known.

The suspect is being held on preliminary charges, which is a step short of formal charges. He will formally face a custody hearing Friday. Police believe he acted alone.

“It goes without saying that this is a very serious and extensive situation, and it naturally affects Kongsberg and those who live here,” Police spokesman Oeyvind Aas said earlier.

Norwegian media reported that the suspect previously had been convicted of burglary and possession of drugs, and last year a local court granted a restraining order ordering him to stay away from his parents for a six-month period after he threatened to kill one of them.

Newly appointed Prime Minister-Jonas Gahr Stoere called the attack “horrific.”

“This is unreal. But the reality is that five people have been killed, many are injured and many are in shock,” Gahr Stoere told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

In a statement to the mayor of Kongsberg, Norwegian King Harald V said people have “experienced that their safe local environment suddenly became a dangerous place. It shakes us all when horrible things happen near us, when you least expect it, in the middle of everyday life on the open street.”

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote on Twitter that he was “shocked and saddened by the tragic news coming from Norway.”

The main church in Kongsberg, a small town of some 26,000 inhabitants, was open to anyone in need of support.

“I don’t think anyone expects to have these kinds of experiences. But nobody could imagine this could happen here in our little town,” parish priest Reidar Aasboe told the AP.

Mass killings are rare in low-crime Norway.

The country’s worst peacetime slaughter was on July 22, 2011, when right-wing extremist Anders Breivik set off a bomb in the capital, Oslo, killing eight people. Then he headed to tiny Utoya Island, where he stalked the mostly teen members of the Labor Party’s youth wing and killed another 69 victims.

Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum under Norwegian law, but his term can be extended as long as he’s considered a danger to society.

PST said Thursday that the terror threat level for Norway remains unchanged and was considered “moderate.”

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Olsen reported from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Lewis from London.

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Colorado snow totals for Oct. 13-14, 2021

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Denver weather: This week’s cool down could bring the first metro-area snow, freeze

The following Colorado snow totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for Oct. 13-14, 2021, as of 6:30 a.m. Thursday:

Arroyo Seco, CO — 6 inches at 9 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Carr, CO — 2 inches at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Cherokee Park, CO — 2.1 inches at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Dillon, CO — 3 inches at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Elkdale, CO — 2.6 inches at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Estes Park, CO — 0.5 inch at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Fairplay, CO — 3 inches at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Floyd Hill, CO — 1 inch at 7 a.m. MDT — 10/3

Georgetown, CO — 0.5 inch at 8 a.m. MDT — 10/3

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Keeler: Bo Byram hurt Marc-Andre Fleury’s feelings on Avs’ opening night. And it was glorious.

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Keeler: Bo Byram hurt Marc-Andre Fleury’s feelings on Avs’ opening night. And it was glorious.

Did you see The Flower wilt?

Four months too late, but whatever. Ten minutes into the season opener, there was Marc-Andre Fleury, shaking his head, spanked by a 20-year-old, trailing 3-0 at Ball Arena and looking for the reset button on the PlayStation.

Bo Byram made The Flower feel bad.

Man, did that feel gooooood.

“Obviously, it’s something you dream about for a long time,” Byram said with a grin late Wednesday night after firing the third goal, his first in an Avs sweater, during a 4-2 win over Chicago in the season opener. “And (it’s) also nice to get it out of the way. Get the pressure off.”

The pressure on the Avs to settle old scores, meanwhile, has only just begun. Wednesday made for a nice start, though, as the hosts put three early past Fleury, who was making his Blackhawks regular-season debut after years of bedeviling the Avalanche as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights.

“It’s always special to beat him,” new Avs goalie Darcy Kuemper said of his counterpart in the other crease.

Byram later added an assist on a Nazem Kadri tap-in, finishing with a plus-2 in just 17:23 on the ice. Cale Makar stuff.

Even the old guys were impressed. Avs defenseman Jack Johnson, a greybeard who’d landed a 1-year contract just this past Sunday, was in the rotation for the opener as cover for the injured Devon Toews.

Now he’s the answer to a trivia question, scoring the first of what will be many, many, many, many, many Avs goals this season on a gorgeous breakaway backhand less than five minutes into the tilt.

“Age is just a number,” The 34-year-old Johnson cracked later. “I’m young at heart.”

Byram, meanwhile, is just … young. According to the gang at TSN, at 20 years and 122 days old, the Avs’ defenseman became the third youngest defenseman in Colorado/Nordiques history to produce a game-winning goal.

“I was thrilled for him,” Johnson said of Byram. “Whenever I see a guy score his first goal in the NHL, it’s something you remember for the rest of your life.”

Something old.

Something new.

Something borrowed.

Something blue.

As in black and blue.

Whenever the Blackhawks wanted to dance, the Avs were game. Logan O’Connor got chippy toward the end of the first period. With 3:34 left in the third, captain Gabe Landeskog plowed a kneeling Kirby Dach into the boards, a questionable barge at game speed that looked even worse on replay. All heck broke loose, with Mikko Rantanen and Blackhawks defender Calvin de Haan adding spice to the undercard.

“I think it was a fun game,” Byram said. “And we did a pretty good job out there.”

Super Joe Sakic knows a tiger shark when he sees one. A half-dozen Avs are 24 or younger. Maybe Johnson is the sort of random, out-of-left-field veteran signing that helps to push the kids through the marathons to come.

“I mean it’s the NHL, it’s a hard league to play in,” Byram continued. “I think I did a decent job last year, but this year, I really want to take a step and assert myself. This was a good step in the right direction. But I’ve still got a long way to go.”

So does the narrative. But if more nights land like this, the journey might wind up becoming almost as fun as the destination. Almost.

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Copper Mountain Resort to host Olympic qualifying events

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When the Winter Dew Tour and Toyota U.S. Grand Prix return this season, competing athletes will hope to earn a spot in the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games, according to a news release from Copper. Both events are free and open to the public and are coming back after they were canceled last winter during the coronavirus pandemic.

Grand Prix will host halfpipe skiers and snowboarders from Dec. 9-11. The event will be followed by Dew Tour, which takes place from Dec. 16-19 and features halfpipe and slopestyle competitions as well as men’s and women’s snowboard adaptive competitions and a nighttime street-style jam session.

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No surge in eviction filings in Colorado despite end of federal moratorium

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Eviction filings in Colorado last month came in at two-thirds of the level seen in September 2019, despite the end of a federal eviction moratorium in August that allowed landlords greater leeway to take action against tenants behind on the rent, according to the Colorado Apartment Association.

The state recorded 2,498 eviction filings in September, which was 66.3% of the number filed in September 2019. It marked the first full month since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled an eviction moratorium by the Centers for Disease Control unconstitutional.

“Rent payments have remained strong and steady, and eviction lawsuits have been abnormally low throughout the pandemic,” Drew Hamrick, general counsel and senior vice president of government affairs at the apartment association, said in a release. “Colorado’s (eviction) numbers remain well below pre-pandemic levels.”

Eviction filings in September were up from the 2,283 filed in August and at the highest number since January when 2,672 cases were filed. But the volume isn’t anywhere near what some tenant advocacy groups have predicted based on what the Household Pulse Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau was capturing.

Of Colorado households responding in the second half of September, 46.4% reported being behind on a housing payment and concerned about facing eviction or foreclosure in the next two months. The response, however, carried a 19% margin of error.

“Eviction filings are a trailing indicator of rental debt and housing insecurity and as such are not the most reliable data source for who is in debt or not in debt to their landlord and, as such, at risk of eviction,” said Zach Neumann, an attorney who founded the Colorado COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project.

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