Briefs

Jared Polis ranked among top 10 governors by conservative-leaning organization

BY: - October 23, 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was the only Democrat ranked among the country’s top 10 governors by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative-leaning organization that advocates for limited government, free-market capitalism and states’ independence. Polis came in No. 9 in ALEC’s ranking, after Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana and before Gov. Chris Sununu of New […]

Environmental groups again urge bolder action after Polis touts climate ‘roadmap’

BY: - October 23, 2020

As climate-intensified wildfires continued to rage across Colorado on Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis touted his administration’s collaborative approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in remarks to a state air-quality board — and environmental advocates once again faulted the governor for not pushing hard enough with strict regulations. Polis addressed the members of Colorado’s Air Quality […]

New Colorado health order limits gathering size to 10 people, two households

BY: - October 23, 2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Oct. 23 moved to limit personal gatherings in most counties to no more than 10 people, effective immediately. Under the new order, those 10 people must be from two or fewer households — so two families of five people each is allowed, but not five couples […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives update on state’s response to wildfires, at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22

BY: - October 22, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22 on Colorado’s response to wildfires. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by: Stan Hilkey, executive director of the Department of Public Safety  Scott Jalbert, […]

Hospital capacity could be exceeded by late December in Colorado due to COVID-19

BY: - October 20, 2020

Colorado officials on Oct. 20 painted a troubling picture of the state’s COVID-19 situation, with its fast-rising cases and hospitalizations. Modeling presented by state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy at a news briefing showed that if current levels of transmission are maintained, Colorado’s intensive care bed capacity would be exceeded by late December. “We unfortunately see the […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20

BY: - October 20, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by […]

Supreme Court to review Trump plan for excluding undocumented immigrants from census

BY: - October 19, 2020

The Supreme Court on Oct. 13 allowed the U.S. Census Bureau to stop counting people across the country two weeks earlier than a lower court’s order had originally required, raising fears that many people — including racial and ethnic minorities, who have historically been undercounted — would not be included in the census data. Now, the […]

Colorado COVID-19 vaccination plan announced

BY: - October 16, 2020

Colorado officials on Friday announced the state’s plan to distribute a vaccine for COVID-19. Gov. Jared Polis during a COVID-19 news briefing said he expects a vaccine, in limited supply, to be ready for distribution in late November. But it could take up to a year to distribute a vaccine widely in Colorado. A main […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 1 p.m. Oct. 16

BY: - October 16, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and the state’s plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine once it’s received. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on […]

‘Record turnout’ already seen in Colorado election

BY: - October 15, 2020

Colorado voters by Oct. 14 had already returned 300,795 ballots in the 2020 general election, Secretary of State Jena Griswold reports. That’s almost 25 times the 12,141 ballots returned by the same time — with 20 days to go — in the 2016 election. “Colorado is seeing record turnout,” Griswold tweeted on Thursday. Her office […]

Gardner, Hickenlooper trade jabs at Denver Chamber candidate forum

BY: - October 15, 2020

With voting in Colorado’s pivotal U.S. Senate race already well underway, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and his Democratic challenger, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, appeared at what may have been their final joint event before the election on Thursday, speaking separately at a candidate forum hosted by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Both Gardner and […]

Need legal advice? Colorado Judicial Department hosts free virtual informational events

BY: - October 14, 2020

The Colorado Judicial Department will host Free Legal Resource Days at several court locations throughout the state to provide information and guidance to community members facing a wide range of legal issues.  Volunteer lawyers and others will teach sessions — some in-person, but most by telephone or videoconference — in seven judicial districts in late […]