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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

03:37 min | 5 months ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Right now We're talking with Colorado Restaurant Association president and CEO Sonia Riggs. Sonia. Good morning. Good morning. How are the restaurant operators feeling about the future now, and we talked to a couple weeks ago. They're feeling a little more optimistic. Absolutely. I mean, they're continuing to feel more and more optimistic, especially now that restrictions are pretty much lifted, and they're seeing more and more people venture out to eat. But it's almost a perfect storm. Isn't it? All these people going back to restaurants and not enough staff to help serve them. So how are they dealing with that? Well, honestly, that's their number one issue right now, more than 90% of Colorado restaurants told us recently that they're struggling to find workers and so that makes it difficult for them to really start to recover when they can't fully open. You know, we're seeing restaurants limit their hours and we're seeing others limit their spaces within the restaurant rooms or not feeding so It makes it real difficult, son. You were losing you just a little bit. You sound good right there, But we're just having a little bit of interference. Sort. Your phone. Just wanted to make you aware so we can hear you. I know you. Yeah, I can hear you. Fine. I know you're launching this job board for it, but I guess from a deeper level, how much are people transitioning out of the industry Because of the pay, or is there cannibalism going on where restaurants are Taking away workers' because they're either paying more giving better hours. Is that some of the issue too. Well, I think a lot of people unfortunately left the industry or left the workforce altogether during the pandemic, and it's a combination of things. Certainly, you know, we've heard a combination of the federal additional unemployment insurance pay people that are struggling to find childcare with those those types of limitations. Some people that have just left the industry altogether. And some that are not fully vaccinate, so they may be hesitant to go back to work. But yes, we are seeing restaurants that are raising their pay and providing benefits and signing bonuses and retention bonuses and all sorts of things to try to get people. But you mentioned that pay may not be good. The fact is, that's actually a misunderstanding. Pay in restaurants is actually There for the most part, and they've got jobs that people can start out with no experience whatsoever and learn on the job, so there are really inflexible, good paying jobs at all levels. Well, that's good to hear. But how is this restaurant Renaissance campaign helping? What's it all about? Well, it's really just a reminder to people what a great industry is. This is to work in and and that restaurants are really coming back. You know, obviously there one of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic, But today is a brand new day and restaurants are really poised for a comeback. You know, Like I said, wages are going up. There are some really great opportunities for people of all ages and all skill levels. So we're hoping that people will will reconsider this industry over the summer. Yeah, and you know what? I'm looking at some of the data and the notes. They have 95% of the restaurants increasingly way just 21% of expanded their benefits packages, which I think a lot of people think you work in the restaurant industry. Am I going to going to get benefits? Is it a generational thing, though, Sonya with some of the restaurant workers, and I don't know. Are you seeing that younger workers are more hesitant to want to come back? Is it older workers? Is that part of it, too, that we have a changing demographic when it comes to that industry? I think a lot of people are trying to figure out what the reason is that folks are not coming back. And and you know, this industry has traditionally been a young industry. A lot of students, people that like the flexibility of having you know part time jobs are being able to trade shifts whenever they want so But really there are people of all ages that are that are part of the industry. Alright, Sonia will run at that today. Thanks for the update. We appreciate it. Thank you. Can I just add CEO restaurant jobs dot com is the website people can go due to either find a job or post a job? Perfect Colorado Restaurant Association president CEO Sonia Riggs 8 28. Let's head back outside. It has.

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Colorado Restaurant Association 'disappointed' with state vaccine schedule

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00:30 sec | 8 months ago

Colorado Restaurant Association 'disappointed' with state vaccine schedule

"But Colorado Restaurant Association says it shocked its workers have to wait to get vaccinated against covert 19. President of the association's on Your Rig says they were assured multiple times by the governor's office that they would be included in the same faces grocery workers. But restaurant workers have now been told that they'll have to wait until late March to be eligible for the shots, Riggs says About half of Colorado restaurants say they'll have to close their doors within the next six months. If they're not allowed to more fully

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

06:39 min | 9 months ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Have you Wednesday. Happy Hump Day. Glad to have you with. I know for a lot of people. In this audience in my afternoon audience. That the past year we're coming up on a year since the lock downs, you know, 15 days to flatten the curve. Remember, that seems like just yesterday. That the economy has really been bad for people. Whenever I see shuttered businesses as I travel around The different metropolitan area. Can't help but think not just of those particular businesses. That are no longer there. But of all of the People that are connected to that business. Maybe it's the shopping. Maybe it's the shop owner's wife. Her husband or boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe it's their kids. In their customers. Perhaps it's the individual that was bringing the The Amazon package is with the vet expected use UPS packages. Maybe was the person that took care of the maintenance of the building. Maybe was the landlord your stop and think about that. Everybody hates landlords, Right? Well, you know, maybe that landlord that had that strip mall Maybe he poured his life savings into that, And that was his income that was his retirement income. Now he's lost that, and he's desperately seeking somebody else to fill that space. Since we've destroyed the business that was there. Must, Beyonce Unless, of course, it was a really crappy business. That just, you know, couldn't make it. That's one thing. But we have to at least consider the possibility. That when we told everybody stay home when we scared the freak out of everybody and you, you can't go anywhere and you can't do anything. And if you're gonna kill Grandma and grandpa, and you're gonna get me horrible, right? Absolutely horrible. Well, now that landlord Just desperately trying to find somebody to fill that space. Because he may solve a mortgage on that property. So you got a few tenants left, but you know, now he has to dip into a savings. Or maybe he's not making as much as he did. So. Now he's had he's had to cut back his spending. And that ripple effect just goes on and on and on. I am. A lot of people. We were considered, you know essential workers. Oftentimes, don't take Moment to stop and think about those people. Who have Lost. The rain comes There. They're depressed. They're anxious. Maybe they've completely given up hope. You know that? Colorado. Had one of the Best labor markets in the entire country. I know it's hard to believe this now. But back before all of this started, we had a low sub 3% unemployment rate prior to the pandemic less than 3% 5%. Unemployment is generally considered full employment and we were 3% but actually below 3%. Now, what's the what's the result of having that low of an unemployment rate? It means that everybody who is looking for workers. Has to compete with everybody else looking for a smaller and smaller pool of workers. Which means you have to offer more benefits were better benefits or higher self salaries are higher wages. And so we saw that happening in Colorado. We saw that wages were beginning to rise and we were we were on the verge of just economic Tsunami of fantastic news. Have endured, polls decided to shut down everything. The unemployment rate skyrocketed to 6.4%. Last November. To 8.4% in December. May not seem like a lot to you. But if you're in that 8.4% It's It's devastating to you. It's also the fourth highest in the entire country. The fourth highest unemployment rate in the entire country. In the vast majority of those job losses were within Colorado's and I want you to stop and think about this. If you had to just guess real quickly. Name. The one named the number one business in Colorado. Many of you would think tourism. Hospitality. People come here, Ski. They come here to wreck Read to come here to hike. They come here to camp. They come here to go to all of the mountain towns and enjoy all the seasons. Spring. Camel by winter. We're a destination state. In the vast majority of job losses were within that hospitality and leisure section sector which experienced the brunt of Pulis's draconian shutdown mandates. Not just it's not me, saying this. Money. The Denver Post ran the story. The document it concerns from financial analyst Small business owners and local economists about the nail dire state of cholera was once booming labor market. What The Denver Post had to say. It appears the on again off again Efforts to find a balance between the economy and the number of covert 19 cases killed the economy. From unemployment perspective, according to Gary Horvath, an economist based in Broomfield. Now, if you listen to pull it from the Democrats, they argue that the shutdown actually put us in a better situation economically once the pandemic begins subside, But that prediction has turned out to be Absolutely wrong. Completely wrong. Our labor market is now so bad. We even trail New Mexico. State with far more systemic economic problems that we have here and the Colonna Restaurant Association finally After I've grated them on air for numerous times finally came out and said this For reasons she still doesn't understand. Sonia Riggs, president and CEO of the Colorado Restaurant Association, said Colorado officials chose to take a harder line against bars and restaurants than other states did. They did so without presenting studies to show restaurants where a significant contributor to the spread of covert 19 cases. For example, capacity was captain 50, even.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA

NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA

04:58 min | 10 months ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on NoCo Now ? 1310 KFKA

"Businesses for their communities. And look maybe clearly. It's it's what is being employed by the governor's office right now is sort of onto a lot of these decisions until they make the decision but that puts a lot of folks who are out there At at the mercy of those decisions and they all what i keep hearing over and over and over from people who look. I just wanted to know what the rules are. And i want to be able to plan. I wanna be able to make sure that. I can clearly communicate to to my staff to my patients to whomever what the plan is. And the plan over the last two weeks has gotten messy and because of that. There's going to be undermining in the process itself. And that's unfortunate. We'll talk about the vaccination problems here in just a moment. Chris but i learned. I was talking with a restaurant owner. Who has been following all of these. These guidelines have been paying close attention to what the colorado restaurant association has been saying. And now he just and for me that any of the restaurants who had applied for the five star program the variants and was operating under. Let's say level orange. When they're county was level read now that their whole entire county has been bumped up to level orange. The restaurants still have to even even under the five star program have to operate under level. Orange that talk about undermining. It's undermining the the five star program as well. Yeah and that's i think that's where things got messy This idea that we're going to have a pretty clear color coded system and people could get. Even when purple was added it was a dial metric and all of a sudden you introduce a completely new metric with a five star various program and it just becomes confusing most people. Don't pay attention to this I've nerd it out on this stuff over the last few months is we we as you know and i think i think what i struggle with is like what point did the five star issue become the other metric that wasn't just in accounting or two.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:27 min | 10 months ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Have been impacted by the covert 19 pandemic. One of the hardest hit industries, of course, is the restaurant industry and 50 to 80 food Editor Denise Mickelson joins us now to talk more about it. Good morning, Denise. Good morning. How are you? Good. Thank you. And before we get into the ways that we can help One of the things that you've been doing on your social media channels since the pandemic started, is keeping a running tally of industry closures. How bad has it been for restaurants and bars here in Denver? Devastating. I wish I could say otherwise. But it's really bad. We have much higher than 100 restaurants on our On our running list we're adding to it every day. My inbox is is pinging constantly with news of new closures temporary and permanent. Denise doesn't show the fragility of the industry, especially when you see iconic brands like Racine, Zor El Chapultepec closing after so many years. I mean, it's it's changing the landscape. But does it make even just the average restaurant that doesn't have that name brand? It's very nervous and skittish for them. T continue to proceed. Of course, Of course, you know, the restaurant industry is known for having these razor thin margins they do not have. I wasn't thousands of dollars in the bank. And right now, I mean Colorado Restaurant Association averages. It costs about $17,000 to winterize your patio. If you have one for winter in the hopes that people will bundle up in and come and dine, you know by a fire pit, so they're in peril and we need to support them. However, we can you mentioned what restaurants are doing and how they're adjusting to the outdoor dining requirements. In the winter time, and it'll be interesting to see if it gets colder and colder if they can survive with just some of those changes, But have you been kind of encouraged by the real creativity? That's come out of this, too. Are you kidding? It's been absolutely inspirational, watching everybody give it and change their menus. And, you know, invest in these patios. And these really beautiful outdoor dining set up. You can dine in an igloo right now You're tense. You know anything you can imagine all across the state of Colorado. It's an exciting I'm in that way. The ones you're still kicking it. You know they're putting everything into this. Just stay alive until the weather gets warmer regions. You thinking of these changes will stick around. Will they be permanent? Everything I hear and everyone I've talked to you, They're going to keep very strong, robust, take out and delivery menus. A lot of restaurants are trying to develop their own in house delivery systems right now, because when they use a third party delivery app, they lose money because those up charge commissions And we have limited those commissions in a lot of counties to 15%. It used to be 30%. But right now, our independent restaurant can't afford to lose 15% on every sale. Do you get a sense that there's gonna be a pence up demand and enthusiasm? Once we finally get back? If you want to say to against some semblance of normal that it's gonna be overflowing with people wanting to get out and socializing congregating go to their favorite places to go do that. I feel like yes, I mean, I feel like it's gonna be like after Prohibition. The roaring twenties, right? It will literally be the roaring 20 twenties because my goodness, don't you long for the day when you can go back out to a restaurant or bar and be surrounded by friends and you know, or even strangers and kind of share that communal feeling and spirit. I can't wait personally, and I do think so. And I think that we're going to lose. Way too many restaurants. But I think that on the other side of this, there will be a lot of available visas and open spaces, and we're going to have a whole new flood of creativity along those lines. Maybe we'll get some new blood. Some fresh ideas. Some new Trans What do you see as far as that goes, and maybe it's not even next year. Maybe it's 2022 or 23. Do you see smaller places Opening more specific, more niche? What What's next? I hope that we'd be small operators who maybe were able to close down now and hunker down and then come back again. There's a restaurant in Belle Caro. I adore bright Martin, and it's just a neighborhood thought it's across from Bonnie very extreme, and and they're wonderful. And they're doing that a lot of restaurants or hibernating right now and hoping that they can come back in 2021 2022 Bring back there very unique. Take on hospitality. I love I think what makes the dining scene great. Is all the small mom and pop shops. And I am hopeful that you know, those will be the ones that come back to give us those really personal touches in our restaurants. And as you know, the restaurant experience isn't just about the food. So if you're getting if you're reviewing restaurants based on take out you're not getting the full experience of the service and the knowledge of the server and the theme of the restaurant and the setting and the inside of it. And all of that. You must miss that part of it. Oh, my God! E have Uneaten inside and actual real restaurant in a very long time. You know, it's been all outdoor and studio and a lot of takeaway. I miss it. I miss it a lot. And I also think that now is certainly not the time to review restaurants. I think we all need to be very kind to our restaurants right now. And we need to support not knock down 50 to 80 food Editor Denise Mickelson. Denise Thank you for your insight. And for your time we appreciate it. Thanks for having me you can follow her at Denise Mickelson spelled as it sounds on Twitter. Her and Yeah, she's right. A lot of changes coming for some will be good. And we'll have to say good bye to some very good restaurants. Unfortunately, too, and I like how she said you get off from grace right now, you know, don't be overly critical because they're trying to navigate it. So a little patients because they're trying to figure it out as well. Right? If your food came cold when it was delivered to you hits you could put in the microwave, right? Exactly Exact little patients. Little Grace, 7 29 here. The newscast is ahead. Right now we'll check in again.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

04:59 min | 11 months ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Situation with Michael Brandon, Take away your news radio was beautiful, some talking about these businesses that are being murdered by the government. I had to read and I do think it's analogous to the murder of an individual. Because it Z Even though some of these businesses them about the list off May die of natural causes, just like AMC theaters. The more people stay at home, The more we we cocoon, the more that we scream, the more that we sit and watch things on our ipads or laptops or whatever else it might be. These theaters have to fight to get people in to get butts in the seats. What I find fascinating on this list is also regal Entertainment. The Wall Street Journal says that Regal's owner secured a $450 million loan to stay afloat through at least the early part of next year. But the Wall Street Journal asked this question. Well, People return to the movies once the vaccine has been widely distributed. I find that question Fascinating. I thought I mean, first, we were told, you know, 15 days to flatten the curve and that morphed into 15 days to slow the spread, and then that morphed into 280 days or whatever it's been to do whatever the hell it we're trying to do. I don't think anybody knows what we're really trying to do. And then we're told over gonna, you know, do operation works speed and we're going to get these vaccines And once we get the vaccines, we could go back to normal. If we can go back to normal. Then why would the Wall Street journal question whether or not people will go back to the movies once a vaccine has been distributed? At least enough distribution that we reach herd immunity. Because I think we're putting so much faith in the vaccine. That we think that's going to cause us to like. Okay. Good. Yeah, I can go do whatever I want to do. Us scares me. Scares me is that I think most people have been so frightened. On purpose like a medium, the government But that's redundant. I know. I've been so frightened by the media. That I'm not sure that even with the vaccine that people ever going to go back to What are normal Woz? Which causes me to go ballistic. When I hear people talk about whatever the new normal lives, I don't Maybe I'm just an old fart. But I don't want the new normal with the old normal. What? The old normal where the government didn't pick winners and losers. I want the old normal where the government didn't decide there was okay for you to go to Sam's and Costco or go to the grocery store, but you can't go to the small boutique. Or you can't go to this restaurant. We found the data last night. You know, I've got to give nine news credit. Find it funny, too, because A couple of reporters from nine news are constantly on Twitter, just scaring the bejeezus out of everybody about how bad cove it is. They're on the nine news website. They actually dug through some of the data and determined that out of I think, the Colorado Restaurant Association said there's about let's say 11,000, some odd number of restaurants and eateries in the state of Colorado. According to nine news website. At least yesterday, I would look at it today. But yesterday there were about 56 eating establishments. That it had covert 19 outbreaks. 56 you do the math divide 56 into 11,000 Listen, say 511,500. Not even 1%. And of all of all of those 5600, and I'm gonna take out most incurs brewing company because I don't really consider it an eatery place even though you can eat there. It's that's more like a tourist attraction. I'm talking about just restaurants. You know how many patrons Could be traced back to a covert outbreak in a restaurant. Many customers. Zero Nada zilch. The employees got it. But because the employees when they got sick, were sent home. Nobody else was getting sick in the restaurant. So hate Europe. Where we shooting down restaurants. Who decided that going to the grocery store was safer than going to the restaurant. We're going to Santa Costco, who made the decision that going to any place One over the other, A church over Sam's Or maybe Sam's has become church. For some people. I don't know. From fame what we're doing back to the business list,.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Con about their medical professionals that make house calls dispatch health is covered by most insurance. Arming Morgan on K Away Use radio live everywhere on the I. Heart radio at Fox 31 pinpoint whether it's sunny and 60 today, with temperatures remaining pretty much there through Halloween. It's 46 now talks on a new stimulus are still deadlocked in Washington. So Governor Polish is getting proactive. He signed an executive order that will send $375 to thousands of Colorado who earn less than $52,000 a year and we're on unemployment between March in October of this year. Checks will be sent in early December. Denver's new tighter Coben 19 restrictions has hit the restaurant industry hard. Sonya Riggs is president of Colorado Restaurant Association and told Colorado's morning news that reducing capacity to 25% is not good news. They're already concerned about what the winner's gonna look like. This certainly does not help. You know, we recently surveyed restaurateurs at the 50% capacity, half of them said they would consider permanently closing within six months. Under those guidelines. Now we've seen that ratchet down even more so. Oh, it's gonna be tough. Denver officials severe mark about $400,000 from the cares Act for restaurant and bar owners who paid for expanded outdoor seating areas. But, Sonya says, is over 300 other restaurants that may not qualify. There was no movement on the East troublesome fire yesterday, but damage assessments continued. Last night, Grand County Sheriff Metroland discussed the process to be able to get people back in their homes before we get everybody back into their houses. One of things that we're looking at is a clearance from the utility companies. You know, water, sanitation, electric and gas or propane. He's one of those needs to be reiterated..

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Clear she'll push the GOP agenda from the bench. But Judge Barrett maintains she will refuse to let personal politics tipped the scale. I'm Jim Ryan ABC News as the Weather Service is updating us about the wind event that's kicked up the Cameron Peak Fire up in Larimer County. Near the fire. There were 60 Mile an hour gusts at 3:45 A.m. at Pingree Park. His 73 miles an hour just west of Red Feather Lakes. So far, the highest wind gust was at birth of past 3 A.m.. It was Very close to a hurricane with 90 Mile an hour winds now because of increased fire activity, new evacuations were ordered this morning at the camera Peak fire the Larimer County Sheriff issued Eve Axe along Buckhorn Road from County Road 44 Age to Mason Ville. Today's winds are part of a cold front that's heading our way. We're going to reach 80 degrees on Wednesday before the cold front arrives Thursday. We're down into the mid fifties behind the cold front. Unfortunately, no rain just the wind. Saturday will be in the seasonal sixties. We go to the seventies again on Saturday, and it turns windy as a second cold front comes in, squeezes out maybe a rain or snow shower on Sunday. Pox. 31 chief meteorologist Dave Fraser says winds could gust up to 40 miles an hour here this afternoon. Red flag warnings are posted in much of northern and eastern Colorado for extreme fire danger. While many restaurants have closed because of the pandemic, many were saved by expanding outdoors. Patio expansions and other measures have been critical toe helping restaurant survived the summer, which is why we're very worried about the winter that's on your rigs with Colorado Restaurant Association on Monday, a virtual workshop is being his will bring experts together to create concepts for outdoor dining during the winter teams will work on conceptual solutions for different kinds of spaces. Rum parking lanes to rooftops and different geography. Tze from urban corridors to the snow. Iraqis Excel energy, donating $500,000 to provide grants to help build outdoor spaces. Matching donations could bring that total to $750,000. Two of the last three days have seen more than 1000 new cases of Copan 19 in Colorado. We now have a positivity rate in Colorado above 5%, which is the number identified by the World Health Organization..

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Three. Okay away news Radio. Radio Times. 6 30 on Morning news. Good morning. I'm Chuck Larkin for April. Along with Marty Lens, Fox 31 pinpoint whether sunny and 80 today big shift, though tomorrow the high in the mid fifties and will be mid sixties on front. It is 58 degrees right now in Denver. Besides the temperature's How about those unbelievable winds in the middle of the night? Especially up where I live? The National Weather Service updating us about wind events that have kicked up In the camera Peak fire in Larimer County near the fire. There were 60 Mile an hour gusts at 3 45 this morning at Pingree Park. It had 73 miles. Now we're just west of red Feather lakes. And so far the highest wind gust was at birth had passed at three. This morning. It was like a hurricane 90 mile an hour winds as you can imagine. That makes the fire more difficult to fight that increased fire activity, new evacuations or this morning at the camera Peak fire, the Larimer County sheriff issuing mandatory vax along Buckhorn Road. From County Road, 44 H to Mason Ville. We're going to reach 80 degrees on Wednesday before the Cold front arrives Thursday. We're down into the mid fifties behind the cold front. Unfortunately, no rain Just the wind Saturday will be in the seasonal sixties. We go to the seventies again on Saturday, and it turns windy as a second Cold front comes in, squeezes out maybe a rain or snow shower on Sunday that is Fox 31 chief meteorologist, Dave Frasier. Those winds were part of that cold front that is moving in. And again those wind gusts of up to 40 MPH in Denver this afternoon being Dissipate. Those red flag warnings are posted in much of northern eastern Colorado for extreme fire danger. While many restaurants have closed because of the pandemic, many were saved by expanding outdoors. Patio expansions and other measures have been critical toe helping restaurant survived the summer, which is why we're very worried about the winter Sonya Riggs with the Colorado Restaurant Association on Monday, a virtual workshop will bring experts together to create concepts for outdoor dining during the winter. Teams will work on conceptual solutions for different kinds of Spaces from parking lanes to rooftops and different geography. Tze from urban corridors to the snow. Iraqis Excel Energy is donating $500,000 to provide grants to help build outdoor spaces. Matching donations could bring that total of $750,000. To the last three days have been Seymour than 1000 new cases of covert 19 in Colorado. We now have the positivity rate in Colorado above 5%, which is the number identified by the World Health Organization.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"A lot way were ableto manage it Well, we used it all for payroll and a lot of have, um, you know, create some questions from the summer. The Colorado Restaurant Association estimates some 500 restaurants are closed because the pandemic and that many are on the edge of having to close Republicans and Democrats are at odds. Of how much money the government should spend and supply to small businesses and individuals hurting from the effects of the covert 19 pandemic. The concern is about a mountain lion in Deer Creek Canyon Park. Just reports amount line activity had not lines have been spotted on the trail there. Not really wanting to run away on their own like a not lying Only what these parks and wildlife spokesperson Jay Clayson says The lion sighting over the past couple of weeks are unusual. And he says the secretive cats may not be staying hidden because they're trying to protect their dear kill. Broncos Patriots backed up day after the Patriots tested positive for Copan 19 live coverage on Monday, starting at noon. Our next updated 7 30, I'm Danko Shell on Karen Use radio 8 50 am in 90 for one of them. From the BET. Fred Sports Traffic Center North and 25 still sluggish between sixth and Spear and further up north and 25 slows, passing 84th 70 just tap the brakes eastbound on the way into Commerce City. Hi seventies, clear out both directions through Denver. Now, in between Boulder and Long month, a diagonal highway 1 19 closed for a serious crash between Nightwatch and Airport.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Tested no matter where they're going to, and from the airport. You're listening to ABC News away news radio time for to Colorado restaurants watching Congress and hoping for another stimulus package to bully them. Ashqar, a restaurant owner, Juan Padro says earlier stimulus went a long way towards staying open and keeping employees really helped us out alive way We're able tto manage it. Well, we used it all for payroll. A lot of have, um, you know, to treat someone cushion from the summer Colorado Restaurant Association, estimating some 500 restaurants have closed because of the pandemic, and that many more are on the edge of having to close. Republicans and Democrats have been at odds over how much money the government should supply to small businesses and individuals. Hurting from the effects of the pandemic. Open space in the metro areas. Far Southwest has been closed because of concerns over mountain lions were just doing our due diligence. Make sure that no, it's safer. People that go there to create and we'll see what wildlife boxer determine. Today. Jefferson County is closed Deer Creek Canyon Park because of unusual mountain lion behaviour. Jason Clay with Parks and Wildlife says in the last two weeks, a lion has not moved off a trail like it normally would when people are on the trail, Clay says. Rangers suspect The lion may have been protecting a deer kill, but that they don't know for sure. Deer Creek Canyon Park is west of C 4 70 shot field Reservoir well over 1000 families picking up food and household goods. Today at Dick's Sporting Goods park. They were all grateful and Thanking everyone, whether it's the volunteers or our staff. You can tell that the food is very much needed for any of these family. Kate Barnett with Food Bank of the Rockies, which partnered with aliens a day football, the country's.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Repeats parish also providing food and supplies. You're listening to ABC News News radio time. 10 to Jefferson County is closed Deer Creek Canyon Park because of unusual mountain lion behaviour there, Jason Clay with Parks and Wildlife says at least one lion in the area. Has not been moving away from people on trails as his typical suspected that there might be a deer kill. In the vicinity of the trail. That line was probably hanging around No one into no say it's killed, consume the rest of it and keep anything away from it. Clay says. There have been such incidents in the last couple of weeks, including last night. He says Rangers are in the area today, but they don't know when the area will reopen. Deer Creek Canyon Park is west of C 4 70 Chatfield Reservoir. In the far Southwest part of the Metro area, Colorado Restaurant Association estimating some 500 restaurants have closed because of the pandemic, and that many more are on the edge of having to close restaurant owners closely watching talks in Congress on another stimulus package that has not yet happened, long time hospitality worker Lindsay Restaurants are struggling, and to think that we have to endure at least another month without the support of the government. Is it scary? There are many that won't survive this month until we get another stimulus. Republicans and Democrats at odds over how much money that government should supply to small businesses and individuals hurting from the effects of the pandemic, whether Much of the same, but a slight change coming. We continue with our warm, dry, smoky pattern once again for today or in the eighties for this afternoon, and then for tomorrow have a cold front. So does knock us back to the seventies..

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"ABC News. Ko, a news radio time 12 to the Colorado Restaurant Association estimates some 500 restaurants have closed because of the pandemic, and that many more are on the edge of having to close restaurant owners closely watching talks in Congress on another stimulus package that has not yet happened, long time hospitality worker Lindsay Restaurants are struggling and to think that we have to endure at least another month without the support of the government. Is it scary? There are many that won't survive this month until we get another stimulus. Republicans and Democrats at odds over how much money the government should supply to small businesses and individuals hurting from the effects of the pandemic. Deer Creek Canyon Park closed this morning due to reports of at least one aggressive mountain lion. That, according tto Colorado parks and wildlife. The park is part of Jeff Go open space just west of C 4 70 in the far southwest portion of the metro area. The Manitou Inclined trails remain closed today. After last night's fire near Bar Trail. The fire burned 3 to 5 acres on private land. And for now, no new online reservations are being accepted to hike the Manitou incline this weekend, whether much of the same with a change coming We continue with our warm, dry, smoky pattern once again for today or in the eighties for this afternoon, and then for tomorrow have a cold front. So does knock us back to the seventies, and it's Fox 30 one's Carly Cassidy a very slight chance of rain tomorrow evening. Rocky Mountain National Park says it will end reservations requirements beginning on Tuesday. Time entry still needed through Monday. The time reservation system has been in place since early June as a pandemic precaution and Broncos Patriots on Monday afternoon. We'll have three kick off Next update at 12 30, David Ko ke Way news radio 8 50 AM and 94 1 FM from the BET, Fred Sports Traffic Center. We have a new crash westbound on Sixth Avenue. Right around Sheridan That's blocking into the left lane causing stop Goto lays back to I 25 that earlier crash 25 south bound at Colfax has been cleared. We still have some pretty serious delays, though back to eyes 70 Also we have some residual slowing westbound on. I 70 between C 4 70 Genesee Park Following an earlier crash Fox 31 pinpoint whether mostly sunny skies today a high near 82 this afternoon and overnight low down around 54 in Denver, currently.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Jared PYLE DOT region, four communications manager got a lot to cover with him. That could well be of some interest to you. We're going to talk a little bit about ongoing work on twenty-five virtual public meetings that. have been scheduled and then cdot coming out with something very interesting least I founded interesting They're creating ads to deter driving under the influence of cannabis after a two year study, so we got a lot of ground to cover. With jared files cdot region four communications manager when he joins us at. Right around eight thirty five. We talk so much about the number of businesses small and large that have been. Hit so hard many shuddered permanently case in point as a result of the COVID, nineteen case in point, according to a May survey, sent out to restaurants around the state by the Colorado Restaurant Association more than four hundred Colorado restaurants four hundred have been forced to close their doors permanently this since the pandemic head to large chunk with the Colorado Restaurant Association. According to a piece out of nine news said that while the four hundred number is based off the survey of restaurant owners, the Association believes the closure number may even be higher well. COVID nineteen related closures taking its toll on gyms, fitness facilities across the state as well this as twenty four hour..

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on Brew Talk  1310 KFKA

Brew Talk 1310 KFKA

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on Brew Talk 1310 KFKA

"Flushes and it's become a tradition at our house. Grab our slush. Sit on the back patio and and enjoy. You came in with force on that. You're passionate about the I tell you what that's been one of the bright spots of my my quarantine though is the slashes. While I was like. Oh Yeah I was going to try and like that's my one job. Here's like D'Amato in shadows like shut up Kenner. I've got something to say there so I was just go ahead pretty. That's been great for the summer right and we're talking summer beers and you mean you. I mean you talk about Northern Colorado Summer. You got it and if you're an alcohol drinker of your beard lover you gotTa talk about the sloshes from white roots. Gal most definitely. I don't have anything to add to. That had delic covered. Chad was rich. I just we've been my wife and I have enjoyed though so much and every week. It's a different flavor. And why don't you ever offer to drop off for me? Since you're going that way you know never know what you're doing. I'm always always down to for for a beer with you. Next time we go grab sloshes. Sounds most likely Anna Friday. Okay probably Sunday to just get enough off Friday and we got a lot going on Saturday. I just figured you got to see so you know. I don't know if you've ever did as a kid went on the Sunday. Drive with your family. Yeah so that's kind of what we do we go get our slashes. We don't drink them. Driving we go home said on the back porch and enjoy slush all right. We'll pick me up next time I'd like do. I'm going to be a part of the family for for a day. So hit their Their sloshes out and get a continue to release those throughout the summer. It's weird saying it's summer right. I feel like we. We missed spring. We completely missed. And then all of a sudden it was ninety five. And then we've got a tornado eating last week during the middle of our shows hopefully knock on wood no more S.'s. That are going off because I think we set a record. We have two or three during a two hour show. That's that is a new. Yeah hopefully we don't have any more of those but anyhow shot go go ahead with the next the next door open. Sorry I threw. Everybody likes I just want to expect to jump onto the next. I thought we were having fun talking about that but I can. I can move on. Yeah well normally. When we switch from beard emergency alert services and tornadoes. We have to draw back so it's time to go back on. I came prepared. I do have some other stories. Okay good deal. Bricks opened up today along a bunch of other played across Colorado Tar fifty six opened out. There's stipulations that we're gonNA talk about later. You'll as to what breeze have to do to open. But there are some places that are that are opening back up either at a full-timer limited basis depending on what they are able to serve. Foodwise hours are going to be tricky. There's no doubt about that. The one thing that I I'm happy about this and I do want to dive into this a little bit more in depth here as well. There was a stigma for a minute about restaurants that were not just restaurants or Burris but businesses that were opening and ones that weren't it was like you're getting judged one way or the other. Oh you're scared or oh you don't give a crap about and that was just nonsense. It was utter complete nonsense that was going on. And now I'll get off my soapbox but that's what this does is that it opens it up and it's like okay. You guys are good now now. There's not going to be a judgment free zone so as a business owners and as as patrons a lot of local breweries and distilleries syntax. I know that they've got plans there. Abreu hop stop. I know they've got plans to get rolling again. It's just nice to to know that the hours may vary but everyone's under the same rules. Now that's gotta be that's gotTa be. It's Nice for me to from an outside looking in on this as well and it's Kinda Nice for each of the individual businesses to make their own decisions right before it was kind of standpoint of we don't care if you're going to be precautious and take all the right steps that you need we're just not gonNa let you open and now it's more in the control of the businesses opening of okay. We're GonNa let you open. Here's the rules and guidelines that are set but for the businesses. That maybe aren't as comfortable opening right off the bat and want to kind of see how this plays out. They can take their time to open like we mentioned earlier. Widely routes isn't willing to just slam on the brakes and immediately shift back over into right. You know life how it was four months brewery distillery restaurant all looks different to you know lease or Syntax. Right or br well in Wylie might be onto something. They may be sitting there saying. Got The drive through. It's working pretty well. And they're gonNA experiment a little bit longer and and I think that's that's a good thing for them to do as well. I know you guys kind of looked at me a little little funny when I said that about the judgment but did you. Were you guys experiencing that as well about. Oh well they're opening this this guy's experiencing it as well or or was I- off on that. No I think you're right. I got phone calls when some other restaurants were opening before the guidelines came out and said well. Why aren't you guys opening your well? You know we're just not ready. We you know we want to do. What's right and we WANNA follow the guidelines and we're waiting for somebody to tell us what the guidelines are right as as I was talking during the break. It's really nice to open up slower so that you can constantly be sure that you're doing continual quality improvement as you open up rather than just go back the way you were And assume that everything's GONNA fall into place. It's much nicer to go. Slow to make sure that the demand is there to to build a demand and to make sure that the the quality is there. When you're opened all the way I think even now that the places are opening up there still people that are aren't going to be comfortable going to a place that's correct so I think to go and delivery in that still GONNA be viable option for a lot of places for for the foreseeable future and possibly for good as well. I mean if they show a business model that can sustain that I mean why not. Why not run that route if that if that makes more sense and and you talk about a perfect perfect time to to be the Guinea pig mouse the time because there are going to be? There's going to be a large majority people now. I think there's a large majority of people that are ready to get out there again. But there's also people that are going to hesitate. Or maybe they are that at risk where they still want to enjoy the takeout. They won't enjoy that stuff so Now's the time for them to experiment with it. So like bricks is doing but like the roots. It's just it's nice to see. These businesses started. Take those steps makes you wonder the question. You know. Some of the Variances that have been allowed to occur during the shutdown. Will those continue and that's been in back hot topic. Yeah so like I finished with my meal and I'm not done with my drink yet. Can I get it to go up to take it home with right but I do know that the Colorado Restaurant Association is pushing and there is some legislation being debated At the state level to continue with the to go sales of of drinks and beverages were good or for for for good once. This is all over just to kind of keep it going and that's not the only variance that's been out there. No but I think that's the one that we all relate to row right in..

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Says the safest thing anybody can do is stay home whenever possible but for those who want to shop and dine they want to make sure it can be done as safely as possible Chad Bauer K. away newsradio Sonya rigs with the Colorado restaurant association says there were some flexibility in the regulations originally at that table had to be eight feet away now they're saying that they wanted parties compared to six foot distance from each other they're not going to discriminate they're they're they're fine with that there is no curfew in the original proposal there was you had to close by ten PM Greg says the state is also being flexible on what constitutes a restaurant meaning some breweries are gonna be able to open their doors tomorrow as well after opening on mother's day in defiance of the Colorado could nineteen mandates the owners of CNC copying kitchen are suing the state and several health departments the lawsuit filed in Douglas county District Court of the weekend sites governor pulls for quote unlawful move of indefinitely suspending the eatery's license the suit also accuses the tri county health department Colorado department of public health and environment and its executive director Jill Hunsicker Ryan and the governor of denying the owners their livelihood and ability to operate their business after they welcome customers into the restaurant to serve food and drinks a deadly deadline is approaching for laid off workers to get health care coverage under obamacare when the pandemic cost workers their jobs with it went their health insurance the affordable Care Act provided a two month special enrollment period for those workers to get coverage that opportunity will end next week in several states industry experts say.

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA

"Must wash their hands at least every thirty minutes menu offerings should modified to create more kitchen space customers should and again. This is under those initial guidelines of for reopening restaurants to In restaurant dining customers should be asked to wear masks. When they're not eating or drinking that would make it rather difficult when customers should be asked to register with the restaurant in case an outbreak actually occurs. Now there was some talk of perhaps Instituting temperature check before you go into a restaurant but well that remains to be seen restaurants under the draft guidelines are also directed to notify public health officials if there is an outbreak among their staff or patrons of covid Nineteen Colorado's food service industry has been as we've talked about To a great extent one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic scores have lost their jobs because of the virus and some restaurants have closed their doors for good because of the financial impact in fact he had the Colorado Restaurant Association saying that a full twenty percent of those restaurants. May well never reopen few restaurants where already chafing at the proposed guidelines released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Tuesday. William Oliver's Public House has locations in Lafayette and Fort Collins said the eight foot spacing role would limit seating to about nine point five percent of capacity and this hearkens back to our conversation. We had with tiffany. Elton Co owner of Lonesome Bach and stop Burger because again as she mentioned the profit margins are very very narrow. They're they're very very small in the restaurant business. So if governor comes out and says well. You can reopen at ten percent. You can reopen a twenty thirty percent. Is it really worth it for restaurants to indeed reopen given the fact that well once again those profit margins are just pretty slim? Colorado Restaurant Association set in a post on its website these guidelines still a work in progress however they give us a glimpse of what reopening may look like. Governor? Jared police for. His part has encouraged local governments to loosen regulations to allow restaurants to serve customers in their parking lots on sidewalks and even on streets. Now wait a minute. Where possible so that they can have more capacity. That's exactly what Lauren bogert of. Shooter's Grill in rifle was doing all. That's right I forget. There were political ramifications there because she had the audacity to challenge Scott Tipton in that third congressional district. Meanwhile back to pull us. That's really the only way with the spacing we're going to have a thriving restaurant environment for the coming months. Governor hopes to solicit feedback before he releases those guidelines Memorial Day..

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"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"colorado restaurant association" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Belt K. we news radio the U. S. is now the hardest hit country in the world from corona virus the number of cases top eighty two thousand today that's more than China and Italy this comes as the global count past half a million the national death tolls in your twelve hundred today the first day of the state wide stay at home order issued by governor Polish information Michael Hancock spoke with big Alan Jo Jo and had kind words for the governor I got K. we have seen what leadership on this topic issues really looks like here at the state level I think governor Poloz has just done a great job and I've talked to him every day and I know of the very difficult decisions he really have to grapple with and we've watched him really rise to the occasion the Colorado restaurant association says one hundred seventy four thousand restaurant workers in the state of lost their jobs the economic policy institute forecast by this summer a quarter of a million hospitality and retail workers in Colorado will have lost their jobs time is winding down on the fifteen day guidelines president trump issued last week to prevent the spread of the corona virus and many are wondering what he'll do once the guidelines expire on Monday there are even more signs that he is seriously considering easing them this letter to America's governors that president trump sent them today reads in part quote my administration is working to publish new guidelines for state and local policy makers to use in making decisions about maintaining increasing or relaxing social distancing and using data from expanded testing capabilities the administration will also offer guidelines categorizing counties as high risk medium risk or lower risk that's fox's Kristen Fisher I'm Chad Bauer and K. O. A. news radio eight fifty A. M. and ninety four one FM people would be here that businesses are doing good too like our friends and allies they recognize there's never been a more critical time to deliver on the promise to do the right thing for the community and their customers that right now so ally is deferring payment for auto and mortgage customers for up to one hundred and twenty days new auto customers can delay their first.

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Economic updates: 3.28 million unemployment filings shatter 1982 record of 695,000

Mandy Connell

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Economic updates: 3.28 million unemployment filings shatter 1982 record of 695,000

"A record breaking nearly three point eight million Americans filing for first time unemployment claims last as the nation is battling the corona virus pandemic Colorado restaurant association says one hundred seventy four thousand restaurant workers in the state have lost their jobs the economic policy institute is forecasting that by this summer a quarter of a million hospitality and retail workers in the state will have lost the

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