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Thursday in Denver: Broncos hire Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach, Omicron sweeps city public safety agencies & more

Steven Bonifazi

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Aerial panorama of ballpark during rush hour during Covid-19 stay at home policy in Denver.(Josh Berendes/Unsplash)

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Hello, top of the morning and happy Thursday, Denver.

Once more, welcome back to yet another Thursday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.

The weekend is just one day away, however, there is plenty of time for more to happen in the Mile High City. Here is a deeper dive into some of the most important and local stories you should know more about this Thursday:

1. Broncos to hire Nathaniel Hackett as new head coach

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Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett of the Green Bay Packers watches action prior to a game against the Washington Football Team.(Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett will sign a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos Thursday as the team's next head coach.

Hackett was brought to Denver on Monday by General Manager George Paton for a second interview that carried on for more than eight hours, according to The Denver Gazette. The deal was finagled late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.

With Hackett taking the role as Denver's new head coach, many are left wondering if Packers' star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will follow.

2. Omicron sweeps through Denver's public safety agencies

A total of 489 sworn workers from the police, fire departments and sheriff have tested positive for COVID-19 since Jan. 1 as omicron creates chaos on Denver's public safety agencies.

Axios Denver reports that about 50 employees are currently off-duty with positive cases. The Denver Police Department saw a big surge in cases around three weeks ago that may have been the agency's peak.

No Denver police officers have died from COVID thus far, however, at least two city sheriff's deputies have passed away.

3. Safe Outdoor Spaces program expansion moves forward in Denver

A Denver City Council committee has chosen to invest $4 million in Safe Outdoor Spaces in an attempt to help the city's homeless.

The funds would be utilized to implement four additional camping sites in the city by the end of this year, according to CBS Denver. This would mean that a total of 370 people would gain access to food, electricity, water and job and mental health resources.

There will be a final vote on the plan on Feb. 7.

4. Denver concert to benefit Marshall Fire recovery

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Allison Price (L) and her boyfriend, Leonid Grachev, dig through the debris at his parents' house decimated by the Marshall Fire.(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

A handful of Colorado musicians are banding together to hold a benefit concert in Denver to aid the Marshall Fire victims.

FOX31 reports that the concert, called ā€œMusicians for Marshall Fireā€, will take place Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theater in Denver, with 100% of proceeds going to the Colorado Gives community foundation.

Musicians for Marshall Fire performers are as follows:

  • Dotsero
  • Hazel Miller and the Collective
  • Hot Lunch Band.
  • Jacob Larson Band

Local job listings

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  • Bilingual Client Service Representative at Nicholas Holmes-District Office: $2,000 to $3,500 monthly. Full-time. Find more information here.
  • Customer Service / Sales Representative at Klick Solar: 6430 S Fiddlers Green Cir., Denver. $65,000 to $85,000 yearly (plus commission). Full-time. Find more information here.
  • Inventory Auditor at Retail Auditing Services: Denver (full address not listed). $17 to $20 hourly. Contractor. Find more information here.
  • Remote Customer Service Sales Representative at Family First Life: Denver (full address not listed). $150,000 to $400,000 yearly. Contractor. Find more information here.

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