Last day for Hail the Ride tickets

Today is the final day to purchase tickets for the Hail the Ride fundraiser through Epic Rides.

Three winners will be picked on Friday for three new mountain bikes valued at $6,000 each.

The funds will go to four organizations in the states where Epic Rides hosts mountain bike races. For Colorado, funds will go to the Grand Junction's Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association, with the money going toward the development of the Palisade Plunge trail.

So far more than $70,000 has been raised.

Tickets are $5 and people can purchase as many as they want.

To purchase tickets, go to epicrides.com and click on the Hail the Trail tab.

DIA reports second-busiest month

Passenger traffic at Denver International Airport broke another record in May with its second-busiest month in the airport's history, after July 2018.

Passenger traffic was slightly more than 6 million passengers, which was a 9.6% increase from May 2018. 

During May 2019, Frontier added service to Mobile, Alabama, Burlington, Vermont and Green Bay, Wisconsin, which were all new destinations for Denver. United also started new service to Frankfurt, Germany.

All total Denver now has nonstop service to 199 destinations, 21 more than the previous year. Mail, freight and express cargo operations also increased at DIA by 19% in May.

Colorado gets $3M from Equifax breach

Colorado will receive more than $3 million in a multistate settlement with Equifax over a 2017 data breach, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Monday.

The $600 million settlement is the largest data breach enforcement action in U.S. history. Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency, must pay up to $425 million in consumer credit relief, which will include 10 years of free credit monitoring services, identity theft restoration services and hands-on assistance for consumers who wish to understand or dispute their credit report.

The remaining $175 million will be paid directly to participating states. Equifax's data breach compromised the personal information of 147 million people, including 2.5 million in Colorado.

The attorney general filed a complaint in Denver District Court, alleging that Equifax violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act by failing to protect confidential information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, credit card numbers and driver's license numbers.

The $3.16 million Colorado will receive will support consumer protection efforts.

Hepatitis outbreak in Denver homeless

DENVER — Denver public health officials say four homeless people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A this year, so the city is stepping up free vaccinations.

KDVR-TV reported Monday that three of the cases were diagnosed within the past three weeks.

Denver Public Health Executive Director Dr. Bill Burman says his agency will set up vaccine clinics almost every day in day shelters, syringe access programs, Civic Center Park and other places where people at risk of contracting the disease are found.

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