🌱 Honoring Lost Pets + COVID-19 Cases Surging + Strike Continues

Good morning, Boulder! Here's what you need to know to get this Wednesday started off right.

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Here are the top five stories today in Boulder:

  1. Boulder artist helps families honor pets killed in Marshall Fire. Jewelry maker Dana Birke is using her art for good, especially when words aren't enough. The artist is creating free customized charms for families who lost a pet in the Marshall fire. (9News)

  2. Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers are crazy high. Colorado’s health department reported 1,655 patients are hospitalized with confirmed cases. Positive cases across the state spiked on Monday to an all-time high of 24,407. The high number of patients being admitted to hospitals comes just as hospital staffing of frontline workers is as tight as it has been for since the pandemic began back in 2020. (CPR)

  3. King Soopers files restraining order against workers’ union and picketers. The company claims picketers have intimidated shoppers, harassed temporary employees, destroyed property and blocked access to the stores. The union says the grocery chain's allegations are baseless. (CPR)

  4. Can't find your favorite tapioca pudding? How supply chain issues are making it harder to shop for groceries amid a global supply chain crisis. (9News)

  5. A must see photography exhibition: Boulder's Dairy Arts Center is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit of photos from the civil rights movement by Ernest Withers. (The Dairy)

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Today in Boulder:

  • Boulder Home Professionals: Leads group. (Noon)

  • Lefthand Fire Protection District: Board meeting. (1 p.m.)

  • 2022 Boulder Economic Forecast: Boulder Chamber. (4 p.m.)

  • Boulder Badasses: Networking event. (4:30 p.m.)

  • Flatirons Mineral Club: Junior Geologists Group. (5 p.m.)

  • Arts Commission Meeting: Boulder Public Library. (6 p.m.)

  • Boulder Area Events: This week. (Patch)

From my notebook:

  • Free COVID-19 tests – how to get them in Colorado. Beginning today, Colorado households can order up to four rapid antigen coronavirus tests. (Patch)

  • CU Researchers studying air quality inside homes in the aftermath of the Marshall fire. According to the data, research shows smoke smells are 10 times higher inside homes than what they are outside the home. (CBS4)

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Now you're in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Wednesday. I'll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with a new update! — Brad K. Evans

This article originally appeared on the Boulder Patch