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Colorado to begin allowing indoor visitation at nursing homes as soon as next week

Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that Colorado will begin allowing in-person visitation at nursing homes and long-term care facilities as soon as next week. That’s welcome news for families...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s red flag gun law has been used 73 times. Here’s how it went

In the seven months after Colorado’s red flag gun law went into effect in January, allowing judges to order the temporary seizure of firearms from some people deemed a significant risk to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor lets bars, restaurants serve alcohol until 11 p.m.

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he will allow bars and restaurants in Colorado to serve alcohol until 11 p.m. starting on Saturday, but extend his last-call order earlier for at least another 30...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado students may shuffle schools, leaving a mess in their wake

When Centennial School District R-1 resumes classes on Wednesday, the student population will have plummeted from where it was a year ago. The number of children enrolled in the San Luis Valley...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 new insights into Polis’ coronavirus response and how COVID-19 affects Colorado

Jared Polis’ top deputies appeared before a panel of leading state lawmakers on Tuesday to talk about the governor’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Specifically, Polis’ surrogates outlined how...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis orders alcohol sales to cease at 10 p.m. to slow spread of coronavirus

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered that alcohol sales in Colorado cease at 10 p.m. in an effort to slow the increasing spread of coronavirus among young people in the state. Polis said alcohol has...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Threats, vandalism, resignations: Colorado health officials are under attack

Joni Reynolds, the head of Gunnison County’s public health department, entered kind of a routine as the coronavirus crisis descended on Colorado earlier this year: Long hours. Sleepless nights. A...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor vetoes bill that sought to reduce opioid abuse

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday vetoed a bill that sought to reduce opioid abuse in Colorado because it would have increased the cost of health insurance. Provisions in House Bill 1085 requiring...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor orders bars to re-close to in-person service

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday ordered Colorado bars and nightclubs to close once again to in-person service because of the coronavirus crisis, citing the fact that the establishments have been blamed...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus’ latest victim: Colorado’s election night watch parties

The mixed drinks. The cocktail wieners. The small talk. The joy of victory. The agony of defeat. Election night watch parties are a rite of passage for any candidate, an often-anxiety-filled...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s primary day in Colorado. Here’s what to watch

This year, the typically ho-hum primary election is no sleeper in Colorado. A high-profile U.S. Senate race exploded with controversy, the streets erupted in demands for racial justice and...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Supreme Court upholds ban on large-capacity gun magazines

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state’s seven-year-old ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a hard-line gun rights...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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