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Event Name:CANCELLED - 2020 Salute to American Veterans Rally - CANCELLED
Event Type(s):Community Event Calendar
Description:The City of Cripple Creek City Council held a special hearing on Thursday evening to reconsider the Salute to American Veterans Rally being planned for August 21st-23rd.  Considering current rise in COVID-19 cases in Teller County and in Colorado in general, and with voiced concerns from citizens and business owners in the community, the Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of a motion to consider cancellation of the Salute to American Veterans Rally in 2020.  The event was approved by the Teller County Board of Public Health pending review by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).   This would have been the 28th year for the Rally, and 33rd year for the Ride.   
Event Date:8/21/2020 - 8/23/2020
Location:, CO
Details:Cripple Creek has been a proud sponsor of the event for many years and appreciates all the hard work and dedication that Pro Promotions, the event organizer, has put into this annual celebration for active duty, reserves, and veterans of our armed forces.  In the past the event has attracted more than 10,000 people over the three days and turned the city streets into a motorcycle utopia.  City officials reluctantly made the decision to cancel the event for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens, business owners, employees, service providers, and visitors.  “This decision did not come easy for anyone”, stated Mayor Ashworth.  City officials agree that there will be those that are very disappointed with the cancellation, and those that will applaud the decision.   

On July 3rd Teller County had 41 COVID-19 cases, as of July 23rd that has increased to 89, an increase of 48 cases in twenty-one days.  The State of Colorado defines an outbreak as two or more cases from and event, facility, location, or organization.  The community of Cripple Creek is reliant on the continued operation of the casino industry, and appreciates the exhaustive attention to detail exhibited by all the casino operators, as they strive to meet the suppression plans set forth in the variance they received from the CDPHE.   Casinos re-opened in Cripple Creek on July 15th.  A second closure of the casinos would be catastrophic for the economy of the area.  The cancellation of this popular event was not taken lightly and was done to protect the health, safety, and wellness of the community.   

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