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At the last minute it was determined that the Rye High School class of 2020 would have a somewhat more traditional graduation today (Thursday) at the football field. The starting time has been pushed back to 10 a.m. and graduates will still be restricted to four guests per graduate but they will have a traditional procession, speeches from the Principal, valedictorian, salutatorian and class President. The diploma will be awarded on state and professional photos with the Principal. The Rye graduation will be live streamed at

Pueblo West businessman and longtime assistant wrestling coach at CSU-Pueblo died as the result of a rafting accident in the Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River on Friday. Michael Roumph, 53, of Pueblo West died as the result of the accident which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. at the Narrows Rapid in the Royal Gorge section of the Arkansas River about 5 miles west of Canon City. The rapid is a class IV to V rapid, which is considered very difficult to extremely difficult, and the river was running at 2,780 cubic feet per second at the time of the accident. Roumph was on a private raft with friends and was wearing both a personal floatation device and a helmet, fell into the water.

Colorado State University-Pueblo will not require a tuition increase, or employee layoffs. The board-approved budget will balance a potential $21 million deficit.

Compare that to a $143 million shortfall at CSU-Fort Collins. Both campuses will utilize the aid of combined resources, including CARES Act funding allocated directly to the campuses, state-designated CARES Act funding authorized by Gov. Jared Polis, board reserves, and debt refinancing.

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment officials say another Pueblo County resident has died related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of Pueblo County deaths to 20.

A 52-year-old male, who was reported as confirmed positive for COVID-19, has died.

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