Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a former reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Here’s what Colorado officials have to say about the Jan. 6 insurrection anniversary

By: - January 6, 2022

Hundreds of people stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, during a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress, which was in the process of confirming the results from the 2020 presidential election. Legislators and staff were evacuated as armed protestors made their way to the Senate and House floors.   Multiple Colorado residents, including a […]

CU Boulder to start spring semester with remote classes due to fires, omicron variant

By: - January 5, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder will begin the first two weeks of spring semester with online classes. “Because of the impacts of the fires, in combination with concerns about the COVID-19 omicron variant, the broader Boulder area is not in a position to welcome back thousands of students over the next week,” Philip DiStefano, chancellor […]

New state database will allow public access to information about police, other officers 

By: - January 4, 2022

A new database launched by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board will allow the public to access information about state certification, compliance with training requirements and the employment status of peace officers, according to a Sunday statement from the attorney general’s office.  Peace officers include law enforcement, Colorado wildlife officers, public transit officers […]

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Here’s what COVID-19 protocols look like in the new year at some of Colorado’s biggest colleges

By: - December 30, 2021

Despite record-high COVID-19 cases in Colorado, many Colorado colleges and universities will stick to their fall semester COVID-19 protocols. At least four schools — CSU Fort Collins, Regis University, University of Denver and Colorado College — will require booster shots. Other schools are encouraging members of the school community to get booster shots. Here is […]

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Signing up for child support services will be free in Colorado starting Jan. 1

By: - December 28, 2021

Two updates to Colorado’s Child Support Services program will make it easier for parents to access and receive child support, according to a recent Colorado Department of Human Services statement.  Parents who seek child support services in Colorado will no longer have to pay the $20 application fee, starting on Jan. 1. Parents who have […]


Reps. Neguse, Lamborn sponsor legislation to support a ‘hub’ of services for veterans

By: - December 27, 2021

Reps. Joe Neguse, of Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, and Doug Lamborn, of the 5th Congressional District, are co-sponsoring the Helping Unleash Benefits and Services for Veterans Act of 2021, or the HUBS for Veterans Act of 2021.  The bill would help support local “network hubs,” which would make it easier for veterans and service members […]

Local nonprofit for military families shifts its focus to ‘life skills’ training for graduates

By: - December 27, 2021

It began as a summer camp, a way for retired Lt. Col. Steve Harrold to commemorate his friend, Maj. Troy Lee Gilbert, who was killed in Iraq. Today, it’s a 118-acre campground that serves over 100 children throughout the year.  Knights of Heroes is a Colorado-based organization that offers summer camps and retreats for boys […]

How airlines, federal officials have coped with a rise in ‘egregious’ passenger behavior

By: - December 24, 2021

Millions of Americans are traveling for the holidays at the end of a year that has shattered records for the number of unruly and dangerous passenger incidents investigated by federal aviation officials. As of Dec. 14, there have been 1,030 such incidents investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration this year, up from 183 investigations in […]

Gov. Polis appoints Republican Ken Montera to CU Board of Regents

By: - December 20, 2021

Republican management consultant Ken Montera will serve as the new University of Colorado Regent from the 5th Congressional District, Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday. “I will do everything I can to take us into the future with as much pride as Colorado deserves,” Montera said during the announcement, which took place at the University of […]

‘Ghost guns’ would be banned under proposed Denver law

By: - December 17, 2021

Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson and Mayor Michael Hancock proposed an ordinance last week to ban ghost guns, which are privately-made firearms without serial numbers on them, making the guns untraceable.  If passed, the bill would ban the possession, carry, use, manufacture and sale of non-serialized guns in Denver, according to the executive summary of […]

State officials encourage families to catch up on routine childhood vaccinations

By: - December 16, 2021

Like many other states, routine childhood vaccination rates have declined in Colorado since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment encourages families to catch their children up on routine childhood immunizations.  “With all of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been difficult to keep up with our […]

Hickenlooper, Bennet introduce legislation to increase number of district judges in Colorado

By: - December 15, 2021

Democratic Sens. John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet introduced legislation last week to increase the number of district judges in Colorado.  The Colorado Judgeship Act would add three district judges to Colorado’s district court and would be the first increase in judges in Colorado’s district court since 1984.  “Our courts are integral to a fair and […]