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The Center for American Values with sponsorship from Pueblo County, Humana, Xcel Energy, Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, Feed the Children, Care and Share, and Pueblo City and County Library District, prequalified 800 veterans in Pueblo, Bent, Conejos, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Otero counties. Those veterans and their families receive a parcel of dry goods, fresh produce, desserts and personal care items valued at $500. All in all, $420,000 in assistance.

More than 30 veterans service organizations from across the region were asked to identify underserved veterans most in need of food and personal care items.

For the second straight year, GOAL High School has been selected as a Microsoft Showcase School.

GOAL is one of 325 education institutions from 58 countries around the world to receive the designation “for commitment to school-wide transformation by leveraging Microsoft’s Education Transformation Framework to drive a culture of learning, innovation, and continuous improvement,” according to a statement from Microsoft.

GOAL was one of only two Colorado schools to receive the honor last year. Thousands of schools apply each year for the honor. Three hundred twenty-five schools received the honor this year compared to 1,000 last year. GOAL was the only alternative education campus in the world to win the honor this year.

Another member of the Goodnight School community has been diagnosed with COVID-19 according to Pueblo School District 60 officials. The initial report came a week ago. The latest case is in the middle school.

Starting on Monday, all seventh and eighth graders will learn remotely, with in-person classes for those students to resume in two weeks, on Sept. 28.

Students in grades kindergarten through the sixth who normally attend classes in-person will continue to do so.

Kyle Rosenbrock, Colorado State University-Pueblo linebacker has been named the 2019-20 Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association South Central Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In July, Rosenbrock earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's Male Scholar Athlete of the Year award. The senior linebacker posted a 3.94 GPA as an engineering major. Rosenbrock has been interning at UTC as a manufacture engineer and has been commuting from Colorado Springs.

Last Friday in the courtyard at Cappella of Pueblo West community living center Leita Hayden celebrated her 102nd birthday with immediate family. Hayden was born on September 11, 1918 in Southeastern Colorado.

According to one of her children Hayden attributed has a great faith, never swears, never drinks or smokes, and never gossips.

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment reported the first COVID death in well over a month last Saturday. An 83-year-old female and a 71-year-old male were the 35th and 36th deaths from the pandemic. In addition, 52 new cases were reported. The last time a death was reported was July 27.

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