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Gov. Polis extends order requiring 30-day eviction warning

BY: - July 13, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis has extended an executive order requiring Colorado landlords to give tenants a 30-day warning before initiating eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent, as advocates continue to call for stronger action to prevent a looming eviction crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “To be Safer at Home, Coloradans impacted financially by COVID-19 must […]

How a Dungeons & Dragons gadget helps keep Colorado elections secure

BY: - July 10, 2020

Officials with the Colorado secretary of state’s office began a process on Friday aimed at verifying vote counts in last month’s primary elections. And they did it by rolling dice. Staffers rolled a series of 20 10-sided dice during a public webcast to generate a 20-digit random number that will be used to determine which […]

Still no statewide mask order as Gov. Polis announces new COVID-19 website

BY: - July 10, 2020

With cases of COVID-19 climbing in states that weren’t initially as hard-hit as the northeast U.S., governors from across the political spectrum have issued mask-wearing orders. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, hasn’t crossed the line from strong recommendation to mandate, though he said on July 9 he hasn’t ruled it out. The problem is […]

New Colorado oil and gas commissioners seated ahead of critical rulemakings

BY: - July 9, 2020

More than a year after Colorado lawmakers passed Senate Bill 19-181, a landmark package of oil and gas reforms, large swaths of the new law still haven’t yet been implemented by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission — and now a new set of commissioners will finish the work that their predecessors started. The […]

Colorado communities can apply for next phase of COVID-19 reopening

BY: - July 8, 2020

At a time when COVID-19 cases are increasing in many areas of Colorado, the state opened an application process for local communities that wish to enter the next phase of reopening. As of July 8, counties and regions can apply for “Protect Our Neighbors” status if they show that COVID-19 cases are declining and submit […]

Oil and gas, real estate and law firms top list of Colorado PPP loan recipients

BY: - July 7, 2020

More than 104,000 Colorado businesses received between a total $7.9 billion and $14.9 billion in emergency funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration lending initiative authorized by Congress earlier this year to help employers cope with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the SBA this week. […]

Bill meant to prevent opioid abuse vetoed

BY: - July 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday vetoed a bill that contained measures to prevent opioid addiction and abuse of other substances.  House Bill 20-1085 was introduced in early January, during the start of the 2020 General Assembly, and the Legislature passed it during its recent pared-down, COVID-abbrevitated session. But Polis objected to the measure’s projected costs. […]

New state advisory board will bring inclusivity to place names

BY: - July 2, 2020

A new state advisory board will help bring “inclusivity and transparency” to the naming of geological points and landmarks, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Jared Polis. The board, called the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board and created by executive order, will evaluate proposals for new names, name changes, and “name […]

DMV offices in Alamosa, Fort Morgan offer licenses to undocumented immigrants

BY: - July 1, 2020

Two additional Division of Motor Vehicles offices — in Alamosa and Fort Morgan — were set to begin granting driver’s licenses to undocumented Colorado immigrants July 1. “These offices will facilitate licensing for rural workers and community members without having to travel long distances to appointments and missing days of work,” I Drive Colorado campaign manager Siena […]

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Neguse touts Colorado priorities in House climate-action plan

BY: - July 1, 2020

Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse is celebrating Colorado’s contribution to a landmark congressional climate-change plan, and pledging to continue pressing for stronger federal policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to clean energy. “Solving the Climate Crisis,” the report released by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on June 30, contains […]

Organizers plan Capitol event and call on Gov. Polis to ‘cancel rent’

BY: - June 30, 2020

Organizers with the Denver Democratic Socialists of America and other advocates plan an event at the Colorado Capitol lawn to highlight the risk of eviction for thousands of Colorado renters and to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take action. “We’ll be setting up tents and banners across the Capitol lawn, calling on the governor […]

Bow Mar achieves highest Census response rate

BY: - June 30, 2020

Residents in the town of Bow Mar so far have achieved the highest rate of response to the 2020 Census compared to other Colorado municipalities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As of Tuesday, Bow Mar registered a response rate of 88.7%. Bow Mar is a statutory town west of Denver with a population of […]