Briefs

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 […]

Colorado’s COVID-19 test positivity rate an ‘alarming’ sign, Gov. Polis says

BY: - October 13, 2020

For the first time since early August, Colorado’s percentage of positive COVID-19 tests has exceeded 5%, the threshold that the World Health Organization recommended states and countries stay below before reopening businesses. If more than 5% of tests come back positive, that means not enough testing is taking place and the level of virus transmission […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19, restaurants at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13

BY: - October 13, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and the restaurant industry. 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 […]

‘This affects you,’ Gov. Polis says of COVID-19 increases

BY: - October 9, 2020

Colorado public health officials continue to report alarming trends in COVID-19 infections, and just about every demographic is at risk, said Gov. Jared Polis during an Oct. 9 news briefing. “I’m the most worried that I have been since early July,” Polis said, referring to a rise in infections Colorado experienced after the Fourth of […]