Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson covers state government, Colorado's congressional delegation, energy and other stories for Newsline. She formerly was a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain, where she covered politics and government in southern Colorado.

Colorado health insurance marketplace sees record numbers following open enrollment

By: - January 25, 2022

Nearly 200,000 Colorado residents signed up for health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado during the open enrollment period that ended Jan. 15, a record that officials say could be due to the COVID-19 pandemic and affordability of insurance due to tax credits. “I think COVID-19 has made everyone more aware of the importance of […]

Congressional ethics investigators say Rep. Doug Lamborn may have misused official resources

By: - January 25, 2022

Rep. Doug Lamborn may have misused his official resources and solicited improper gifts from his office staff, the Office of Congressional Ethics said Monday.  Those violations could have included asking aides to run errands for Lamborn’s wife, Jeanie, and instructing them to help Lamborn’s son apply for a federal job, according to released witness interviews […]

Republican governor candidate Heidi Ganahl rallies supporters at first 2022 event

By: - January 24, 2022

With just over four months until the Republican primary, gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl kicked off her 2022 campaign season Saturday night with a crowded, raucous rally at a biker restaurant in Douglas County.  Ganahl, a University of Colorado regent and the only Republican currently elected to statewide office, gave a stump speech filled with current […]

Democratic statewide candidates lead fundraising efforts while Polis, Ganahl continue to self-fund

By: - January 21, 2022

Current statewide office holders have out-raised their Republican opponents so far in the lead up to the 2022 election, according to recent campaign finance filings.  The gubernatorial race is one of the most visible in the state as Gov. Jared Polis seeks a second term and Republicans try to make the election a referendum on […]

State health officials ‘optimistic’ that Colorado’s omicron wave has peaked

By: - January 20, 2022

Colorado’s surge in COVID-19 cases due to the highly infectious omicron variant appears to have reached its peak, state health officials said Thursday.  Reports of infections and the percentage of tests coming back positive began declining last week, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said during a media briefing.  “At this point, I do believe that […]

Bone fragments found at site where missing woman from Marshall Fire was last seen

By: - January 19, 2022

Investigators with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office have found bone fragments on the property where the final missing person from the Marshall Fire was last seen, officials announced Wednesday.  The sheriff’s and coroner’s offices have been searching a property in the 1500 block of South 76th Street in Superior for the remains of Edna Nadine […]

Navient cancels student loans for over 1K Colorado borrowers as part of nationwide settlement

By: - January 13, 2022

Colorado is one of 39 states to benefit from a $1.85 billion settlement with student loan servicer Navient, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Thursday. The state’s payout will provide complete debt relief for over 1,300 Colorado student loan borrowers and $260 each in restitution to nearly 7,000 others. The settlement comes after “widespread unfair, deceptive, […]

Mesa County grand jury to investigate Tina Peters allegations

By: - January 13, 2022

The Mesa County grand jury will investigate allegations related to vulnerabilities that Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters helped create in the county’s election system during a software update last spring, local and state officials announced Thursday.  “Over the past few months, we have made progress in the multi-agency investigation into allegations of Mesa County election […]

Colorado COVID-19 hospitalizations exceed peak from fall 2021 wave

By: - January 12, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado have surpassed the peak from the recent fall wave as the more infectious omicron variant creates a high case volume. There were 1,577 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Jan. 12, according to state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy. That is one more patient than the Nov. 23 peak last year.  “There’s obviously […]

Army overturns reprimand for captain who attended Denver BLM march, wrote critical op-eds

By: - January 11, 2022

An Army review board overturned a reprimand that a then-captain in the Colorado National Guard received from Guard leadership in 2020 after he participated in a Black Lives Matter march and wrote an opinion column criticizing his leaders for investigating that behavior.  Capt. Alan Kennedy, who as of December serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, […]

Colorado activates crisis standards of care for emergency medical services as omicron surges

By: - January 8, 2022

Colorado reactivated crisis standards of care for emergency medical services late Friday afternoon amid surging COVID-19 infections and an increase in sick EMS staff.  The last time these standards were activated was in April 2020. “With increasing demands on hospitals and EMS, we need to make sure we can provide care to anyone who needs […]

President Biden tours Boulder County neighborhoods scorched by Marshall Fire

By: - January 7, 2022

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Louisville on Friday to assess the damage from the Marshall Fire and meet with affected families.  The Marshall Fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses as it burned through Boulder County on Dec. 30, accelerated by high winds and dry conditions. It is the most […]