Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a former reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Glenwood Springs

Communities across Colorado awarded Main Street program grants

By: - September 9, 2021

Seventy-one communities across Colorado are benefiting from the state’s Main Street program, according to a Sept. 8 press release. The program was developed to guide local efforts to improve downtowns. In addition, the Colorado Department of Transportation developed the Revitalizing Main Streets grant program in 2020 as a way to support infrastructure projects that “provide […]

Events in Colorado honor the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

By: - September 8, 2021

As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, communities across Colorado, home to several military bases, are memorializing the day in different ways.  Pagosa Springs emergency response and officials from Archuleta County are hosting a memorial 5K run at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Pagosa Fire Protection District Station 1 […]

Majority Leader Daneya Esgar

Almost 170 laws passed during this year’s legislative session go into effect

By: - September 7, 2021

Of the 502 laws passed during the 2021 Colorado legislative session, 169 go into effect today. These acts include legislation to combat climate change, reduce gun violence, and promote financial literacy in high schools. The legislation will also create a Special Olympics license plate.  “Today, Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws are more inclusive and insurers can no […]

Boulder County issues indoor mask mandate, the first since statewide order was lifted

By: - September 7, 2021

Boulder County has reinstated a mask mandate for all individuals in public indoor spaces, regardless of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status. The mandate went into effect on Friday, and applies to everyone over the age of 2. The mandate follows a July 27 recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people wear […]

Some schools have tightened COVID-19 policies. Colorado Mesa University has loosened them. 

By: - September 3, 2021

Colorado Mesa University has done things differently since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this academic year is no different. Unlike many other institutions of higher education in Colorado — including the University of Colorado system, University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State University Fort Collins — CMU is not requiring the COVID-19 vaccine […]

Republicans in Colorado can win statewide elections with turnout drive, Ganahl tells GOP gathering

By: - August 29, 2021

A ranch in Woodland Park on Saturday was the site of a gathering of Republicans, who shared barbecue and beverages, participated in an AR-15 raffle, and listened to stump speeches from candidates for elective office. The marquee name on the lineup of the Teller Republicans’ “Big Tent Event” was not-quite-candidate Heidi Ganahl.  Ganahl, who is […]

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 […]

CU Boulder student studying

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 […]