Thumbin' It

  • A new altered strand of DNA that can cause malaria-spreading mosquitos to self-destruct saving the lives of more than 400,000 people every year, many of them children
  • Construction slated to finally start this week on the much-anticipated and oft-delayed 32nd Street underpass
  • San Juan Basin Health holding pop-up COVID vaccine clinics several days a week on Main Avenue and other locations in and around town, offering convenient shots for locals and visitors alike
  • A rise in COVID-19 cases, mostly among the unvaccinated, leading the CDC to re-issue mask recommendations for indoor public spaces in counties with high infection rates
  • At least three people dying and one still missing in Northern Colorado mud slides and flash floods, which were linked to the Cameron Fire burn scar
  • Outspoken voices on the right bashing on U.S. gymnast Simone Biles as being "unAmerican" for dropping out of some of her Olympic competitions for mental health reasons