🇺🇸 Biden scheduled to land in CO today
Despite last week’s speculation, President Biden was not in Denver yesterday, but is expected to be in Jefferson County today. The president is scheduled to speak on clean-energy jobs at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden this afternoon. It will be Biden’s first visit to Colorado since taking office. Mayor Michael Hancock and Representatives Joe Neguse, Jason Crow, and Ed Perlmutter plan to join him. [CO Politics]
🛣️ Watch out for elk… along I-25?
Apparently a herd of nearly 2,000 elk lives along I-25 between Lone Tree and Castle Rock (who knew?!). The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced plans to install wildlife fencing along the 16-mile stretch of highway in an effort to reduce vehicle-animal collisions. Construction begins at the start of 2022 and is expected to take 2-3 months. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson Jason Clay said drivers might also spot deer or the occasional moose, bear, or mountain lion. [9News]
👉 What you can do: Stay alert and watch your speed in the area, especially around dawn or dusk when wildlife is most active. Hear more about Colorado wildlife from Jason Clay on this past episode of City Cast Denver.
⚠️ Colorado had an earthquake yesterday
Monday morning, the United States Geological Survey registered a small 3.8-magnitude earthquake in Pritchett, a small southeast Colorado town 250 miles from Denver. The quakes obviously couldn’t be felt way over here, but if you had no idea Colorado could have earthquakes, you’re not alone (🙋♀️). Just last year, the state experienced 28 quakes between 2.0 and 4.2 magnitudes, plus another 30 under 2.0, which can’t typically be felt. [Denver Post]