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Colorado Democrats abandon 2020 effort to pass public health insurance

Democrats in the Colorado legislature on Monday said they are setting aside their contentious effort this year to pass a bill creating a public health insurance option . The prime backers of the...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

When skiing stopped, so did pooping, and wastewater workers faced a pile of problems

On March 15, the day after ski resorts in Colorado were ordered to close, water treatment workers in Vail and Aspen scrambled to deal with a drastic drop in wastewater flowing into plants. “In...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradan honored after coronavirus death while volunteering in New York

DENVER — A retired Colorado paramedic who died from coronavirus after volunteering to help combat the pandemic in New York City was being honored Sunday as his body was returned to Denver. Paul...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most of Denver area to remain under stay-at-home order

Most of the Denver metropolitan area will remain under a stay-at-home order through at least May 8 even as Gov. Jared Polis relaxes his statewide restrictions on Coloradans’ movement starting next...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

138 inmates at prison in northeast Colorado test positive for coronavirus

A large outbreak of the new coronavirus has been reported at a prison in northeast Colorado after weeks of efforts by law enforcement officials to reduce the risk of a cluster among jail and...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver’s stay-at-home order extended until May 8

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday evening announced that Colorado’s largest city will remain under a stay-at-home order until May 8 even as Gov. Jared Polis relaxes his statewide mandate...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 10% of Colorado’s workforce has filed for unemployment

When the gates opened Monday in Colorado, 51,000 self-employed and gig workers and independent contractors rushed the new filing system to claim unemployment benefits. Not all made it through with...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

Internet outages became a distant memory this month as a good chunk of western Colorado turned on a new broadband system. But this wasn’t built by a typical telecom. It took a band of local...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton challenger James Iacino wins Democratic district assembly

Political newcomer and business owner James Iacino won the 3rd Congressional District’s Democratic assembly Wednesday with 49.4% of the delegate votes. He hopes to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

One hiker rescued, another found dead in western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – One hiker died and another who went looking for help was rescued from a canyon in western Colorado, authorities said Monday. The 31-year-old lost hiker was found Friday after...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado snowpack level reported to be above normal

Colorado snowpack level is at 102% of normal, and just below normal in Southwest Colorado, the Department of Agriculture said this week. The service’s data indicate the statewide snowpack is 102%...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 46,000 people file for unemployment in Colorado

DENVER — More than 46,000 people filed for unemployment payments in Colorado last week as coronavirus-related job losses continued, with workers in the hospitality and food industries accounting...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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