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Coronavirus now linked to at least 9 deaths in Colorado

The new coronavirus has now been linked to at least nine deaths in Colorado as the outbreak of the disease rapidly worsens. An El Paso County man in his 80s was killed by COVID-19, the disease...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis signs bill abolishing Colorado death penalty, commutes 3 death sentences

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed into law a bill abolishing Colorado’s death penalty , simultaneously commuting the sentences of the three men on the state’s death row. Polis converted the death...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver mayor issues stay-at-home order

A day after Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said a mandate that people stay in their homes to prevent spread of the new coronavirus was unenforceable, the mayor of the state’s largest city issued an...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado announces seventh coronavirus death as patient numbers balloon

A seventh person in Colorado has died from the new coronavirus as the number of people infected with the disease in the state has ballooned to nearly 600. The death announced Sunday is the fifth...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis asks people to stay home; orders in-person workforce cuts

Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday implored — but did not go so far as to require — Coloradans to go out in public only if absolutely necessary as he tries to stem the spread of the new coronavirus and...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado AG Phil Weiser seeks pause on eviction proceedings

Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement calling on state courts to halt eviction proceedings due to the COVID-19 crisis: “In this emergency, evicting any Coloradan from their...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado health department confirms 160 cases of COVID-19

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Colorado, based on overnight test results reported through 3 p.m. today. That brings the...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Background check requests for gun sales in Colorado double in past week

Toilet paper. Hand sanitizer. Canned soup. And guns. Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check numbers between March 10 and Monday indicate firearms are flying off the shelves the same way...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Colorado governor closes restaurants, bars to in-person dining

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday afternoon ordered the closure of all Colorado restaurants and bars to in-person dining in a dramatic effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus as it rapidly...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus is running rampant in Colorado’s mountains

People who live in or recently visited four Colorado mountain counties should “minimize their contact with other people” because the new coronavirus is spreading so rampantly in those areas, state...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado hospitals postpone surgeries, reuse masks to prepare for coronavirus surge

Some Colorado hospitals are postponing elective surgeries, imposing greater restrictions on visitors and telling staff to reuse protective respirator masks that are intended for one-time use. The...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers adjourn amid concern about coronavirus

In an unprecedented move, the Colorado General Assembly temporarily adjourned in the middle of its lawmaking session Saturday to encourage social distancing and help prevent the spread of the new...

DATE: March 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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