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Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Boebert’s sole Republican challenger wants a return to ‘ethical representation’

By: - August 27, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert, the incumbent in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, is facing an unlikely opponent for the 2022 election: a fellow conservative Republican. Marina Zimmerman, of Arboles, is running in 2022 to represent the 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and will face Boebert in the Republican primary. Zimmerman is Boebert’s only Republican […]

Boulder sheriff’s new Tesla said to be about cutting costs and carbon, not luxury

By: - August 19, 2021

Boulder might want to downplay its image of privilege and wealth. But the local sheriff’s new ride, a Tesla Model Y, may not help. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will begin testing a Tesla as a patrol vehicle, the office announced in a press release on Aug. 16.  The press release defends the sheriff’s decision […]

Gov. Polis signs letter to Biden urging him to declare FEMA drought disaster

By: - August 17, 2021

Amid droughts in Colorado and across the West, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bipartisan letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to declare a Federal Emergency Management Agency drought disaster for states experiencing droughts. If declared, the FEMA drought disaster would provide additional federal resources to the states impacted.  Colorado, Utah, Oregon, and Idaho have […]

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences selects northern Colorado for expanded research and development facility

By: - August 16, 2021

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has selected northern Colorado for its expanded research and development facility, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced Monday in a press release.  “We have been impressed with the caliber of the talent pool in the greater Loveland area along with the prime location, culture, educational opportunities, and […]

Colorado offers COVID testing for every student in state, Gov. Polis announces

By: - August 12, 2021

Colorado will offer a school-based COVID-19 testing program and provide masks to K-12 schools and school districts that want them, Gov. Jared Polis said during a Thursday press conference.  Colorado is recommending masks in schools, and will continue a mask delivery program across the state. Since the program’s launch this year, Colorado has delivered 8 […]

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Guide: Colorado colleges and universities issue COVID rules

By: - August 12, 2021

Editor’s note: This guide was published on August, 12, 2021. It will be updated as necessary to reflect changing COVID-19 protocols for college campuses across Colorado. Last updated: Nov. 17, 2021. Colleges and universities in Colorado are facing difficulties when it comes to issuing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease […]

Former Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado confirmed as ambassador to Mexico

By: - August 11, 2021

Former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new ambassador to Mexico.  “Colorado is proud that one of our great statesmen will be representing the United States in Mexico,” Gov. Polis said in a press release Wednesday morning. “Ken Salazar was confirmed this morning by the United […]

Colorado’s hemp management plan wins federal approval, Gov. Polis announces

By: - August 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Colorado’s state hemp management plan, Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg announced Tuesday. Colorado’s hemp management plan will allow hemp farmers to grow hemp in Colorado in compliance with federal laws. Colorado’s Department of Agriculture submitted comments for the plan over 18 months […]

The Coloradans charged in connection with Jan 6. Capitol attack

By: - August 7, 2021

Multiple Colorado residents, including a two-time Olympic champion and a geophysicist, have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. NPR reports that over 640 people have been charged in connection to the attack, which the FBI views as domestic terrorism. The attack […]

Sen. Bennet’s forest restoration proposal included in infrastructure deal

By: - August 5, 2021

A proposal backed by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet to boost federal funding for forest and grassland restoration projects was approved by the Senate on Wednesday as an amendment to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “I’m thrilled our bipartisan amendment to formally authorize the Joint Chiefs program will be included in this infrastructure bill. This […]

Report highlights ‘tree equity’ gaps in Colorado neighborhoods

By: - August 4, 2021

How much of the open space, sidewalks and other land in your neighborhood is shaded by trees? It depends on where you live — and, environmental advocates say, on decades of inequities that break down along class and racial lines. Only about 3% of Sun Valley, a west Denver neighborhood where 94% of residents live […]

Rep. Neguse encourages vaccinations in African American community in new video

By: - July 27, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, released a public service announcement video this week to encourage members of the African American community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The video included messages from Neguse and several Black community leaders in Colorado.  “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and extremely effective,” Maya Wheeler, the […]