Good morning, Lookout readers. It's the first Tuesday after the Super Bowl, which means ... pretty much nothing in and of itself.
As readers in the High Country tuck in for snow that should last until Thursday morning (and in preparation for snow on the Front Range tomorrow into Thursday), here's an idea: watch Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times," which was released on this day in 1936. Even these 83 years later, his take on automation and work-life balance, while more mechanical than our reality, still holds a lot of astute observations worth considering. The New York Times' 1936 review remains relevant today.
If you've had your chuckle remembering the scenes you've no doubt seen in the past, there's plenty of fresh news below to bring you back to the present.
Top of the Hour
Top of the Hour features bite-sized updates from today's radio newscasts:
- A large rockslide has closed I-70 through Glenwood Canyon in both directions, and long detours are in place. CDOT is evaluating the roadway for damage and the closure is expected to last most of the day.
- Two men who pleaded guilty to starting the High Chateau Fire that destroyed 11 homes in Teller County last year have been sentenced to a mix of jail time and ten years probation, as well as one hundred hours of community service.
- Lindsey Vonn crashed in a super-G ski race at the world championships in Sweden this morning. Vonn announced last week that she would retire after the championships.
- A new report from Children's Hospital Colorado and the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition found that the cost of treating children who didn't receive vaccines in Colorado totaled $55 million dollars in 2017.
The Big Stuff
Polis tries to broker a deal as more disagreements between Denver teachers and district emerge
Denver teachers and their supporters protested outside school district headquarters on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, ahead of a loud and contentious board meeting addressing a potential strike by the teachers union. (Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)
Before the state decides whether to intervene in the labor dispute between Denver teachers and the school district, Gov. Jared Polis will make one last attempt to meet with both sides.
Meanwhile it has emerged that fundamental differences in beliefs about how teachers should advance in their careers and be compensated are at the root of the disconnect. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has said it will rule by Feb. 11 on whether to intervene in a strike approved by the union.
The Army hopes teachers can help it meet new recruitment goals in 2019
Cheyenne Mountain High School teachers Lisa Jolstad, right, and Kate Bridgman sit in a driving simulator while Army Capt. Wes Barber looks on. (Dan Boyce/CPR News)
The Army fell short of its recruitment goals in 2018 — the first time in a decade. With a strong private sector job market, recruiting could be even tougher.
They're hoping, though, that teachers can help them out. To that end, a group of local teachers got a tour of Fort Carson near Colorado Springs aimed at showing them that the military can be a smart professional and academic choice for career-minded kids.
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