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Lighter COVID restrictions go into effect in Colorado

By: - March 24, 2021

Colorado moves into a new set of lighter COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday. The changes both make moving between levels on the state’s “dial” system of restrictions easier for counties and ease the restrictions called for in each level. For example, counties starting this week can be eligible for the dial’s blue level, its second-least restrictive, if […]

Boulder shooting updates

By: - March 24, 2021

At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, a man arrived at a King Soopers grocery store in south Boulder and opened fire using an assault rifle. He left 10 people dead, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley. Law enforcement took the suspect into custody at the scene. Newsline will provide ongoing coverage of the […]

VP Harris visits Colorado Tuesday to tout pandemic relief package

By: - March 16, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emfoff are due to visit Colorado today. The visit is part of a tour to tout the recently enacted $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package. Harris plans to visit a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Plan De Salud Del Valle in Fort Lupton and to attend a “listening session” […]

Every Coloradan expected to be vaccine eligible by mid-April

By: - March 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected to be available to the general public in about a month, Gov. Jared Polis announced during a Friday news briefing. “We expect that every Coloradan will be eligible for the vaccine by mid-April,” said Polis, who was joined during the briefing by Brigadier General Scott Sherman of the Colorado National […]

Rep. Titone elected chair of Colorado Legislative LGBTQ Caucus

By: - March 11, 2021

Rep. Brianna Titone was elected on Thursday as the new chair of the Colorado Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, the caucus announced. Titone, an Arvada Democrat who represents the 27th District, is Colorado’s first openly transgender state lawmaker. “Our caucus has made great strides for LGBTQ Coloradans in the past few years, banning conversion therapy, updating laws […]

South African coronavirus variant, said to be more vaccine resistant, found in Colorado

By: - March 8, 2021

Colorado public health officials announced Sunday night that a concerning new coronavirus variant had been detected in the state for the first time. Staff of the Colorado State Public Health Laboratory detected three cases of the variant — known as B.1.351 and first discovered in South Africa in October 2020 — at the state’s Buena […]

JBS pauses operations at Greeley beef plant during vaccine clinic for workers

By: - March 5, 2021

Operations at the JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley paused Friday to allow workers to get vaccinated for the coronavirus. The vaccination clinic included a visit from Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg. Employees made their way past safety measures now in place at the plant, including signs in multiple languages […]

State meets vaccine goal for age 70-plus as Polis forecasts ‘final months of the pandemic’

By: - March 2, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis, at a pivotal time in the evolution of the pandemic in Colorado, led a cautiously optimistic news briefing Tuesday during which he referred to the state being in “the final months of the pandemic” and announced the state had reached its vaccination goal related to people 70 and older. With the aid […]

Vaccinations in long-term care facilities lead to drop in COVID cases

By: - March 2, 2021

State public health officials have registered a decline in cases of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities since vaccinations began in those locations, officials said during a news briefing on Monday. Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said 100% of clinics for first and second vaccine doses […]

LISTEN: Rep. DeGette talks COVID-19, impeachment role during tele-town hall

By: - February 22, 2021

Rep. Diana DeGette participated in a tele-town hall with constituents on Feb. 20. During the Saturday morning event, the Denver Democrat took questions submitted online and asked live by phone. Colorado Newsline · Diana DeGette tele-town hall, Feb. 20, 2021   Most of the questions concerned the coronavirus and vaccines. They included constituent inquiries about […]

Decision to move Space Command out of Colorado to be reviewed by Defense inspector general

By: - February 20, 2021

Just over a month after the U.S. Air Force, in the last days of the Trump administration, said it would move Space Command from its current site in Colorado to a permanent location in Alabama, the Defense Department’s inspector general, under the Biden administration, is stepping in to review the decision. The inspector general’s office […]

WATCH: Gov. Polis delivers the 2021 State of the State address

By: - February 17, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis delivered the 2021 State of the State address at 11 a.m. today during a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly. The speech took place in the House chamber. Polis acknowledged the extraordinary challenges and events Coloradans have experienced in the last year, including those related to the pandemic, systemic racial discrimination, […]