Briefs

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 11

BY: - December 11, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing on COVID-19 at 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 11 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recorded an average of 4,019 new cases of COVID-19 each […]

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Gov. Polis, Western governors push senators to revise aid formula in COVID-19 relief proposal

BY: - December 11, 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Friday joined a bipartisan group of Western governors in calling on congressional negotiators to revise a proposed formula for state and local aid distribution in a potential COVID-19 relief deal, saying it would “unfairly and inequitably distribute revenue across the states.” “The current formula, which distributes ⅓ of the state […]

New unemployment claims top 36,000 as COVID-19 economic fallout deepens

BY: - December 10, 2020

More than 36,000 Coloradans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits in the first week of December, continuing a worsening trend as a nationwide spike in COVID-19 infections and new public-health restrictions impact many businesses, especially in the service sector. The week ending Dec. 5 was the worst period for initial unemployment claims since early June, […]

Colorado’s revised vaccine plan removes priority for incarcerated people, shelter residents

BY: - December 9, 2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment published a revised COVID-19 vaccination plan, which de-prioritizes people in prison and those experiencing homelessness but adds long-term care facility residents to the top of the list. Colorado is preparing to receive 95,600 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine a week after the first shipment of 46,800 vaccine […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 1 p.m. Dec. 9

BY: - December 9, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing on COVID-19 at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. The governor is expected to be joined during the remote briefing by Brig. Gen. Scott Sherman, director of Joint […]

Coloradans must wear face coverings for at least another 30 days, Polis orders

BY: - December 8, 2020

On Dec. 8, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide order requiring face coverings in public indoor spaces. Everyone over 10 years old must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while inside public indoor spaces, including businesses, and while waiting for public transportation. The number of people hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 in Colorado […]

First Gentleman Marlon Reis home after COVID-19 hospital stint

BY: - December 8, 2020

Marlon Reis, partner of Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado’s first gentleman, is home and “feeling well” after being hospitalized for two days due to worsening COVID-19 symptoms, the governor’s office said Tuesday. “I am so thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff and for the support and well wishes we have received from friends, neighbors […]

Colorado Wilderness, CORE acts not included in defense spending bill

BY: - December 4, 2020

Colorado conservation advocates were left disappointed this week after congressional negotiators announced a compromise on a $731 billion defense spending bill that didn’t include a pair of public-lands bills passed by Democrats in the House of Representatives earlier this year. The conference committee for the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, convened last month […]

Neguse pushes for wildfire recovery funds in COVID-19 relief package

BY: - December 4, 2020

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse will urge congressional leadership to include funding for a range of wildfire prevention and recovery programs in any potential coronavirus relief legislation, his office said Friday. “Communities that have been fighting the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19 are now also … beginning the long journey of recovering from catastrophic […]

More than 2,000 additional COVID deaths projected in Colorado by new year

BY: - December 3, 2020

The coronavirus continues to spread through Colorado at a rate that’s killing hundreds and sickening thousands as December holidays threaten to worsen the trends if residents are tempted to congregate despite public health warnings against gatherings. That was the message during a remote news briefing on Thursday that included comments from state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis and Dr. Anthony Fauci give briefing on COVID-19 at noon Dec. 1

BY: - December 1, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at noon Dec. 1 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. The governor is expected to be joined during the briefing by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy […]

Congressional delegation to celebrate lighting of Colorado-harvested Capitol Christmas tree

BY: - November 30, 2020

Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation will join House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week for the ceremonial lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, which was harvested earlier this month from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests on the Western Slope. Pelosi, Colorado lawmakers and U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen will […]