Briefs

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18

BY: - September 18, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 18 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at Front Range Community College in Westminster. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is visiting Longmont, Lafayette, Broomfield, Westminster […]

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Colorado launches new ‘dial’ system to determine COVID-19 restrictions

BY: - September 15, 2020

Colorado will replace its current system of deciding when counties should get exemptions, or variances, from statewide coronavirus restrictions, with a “dial” system that sets universal thresholds for different levels of business closures or capacity limits, Gov. Jared Polis announced at a news briefing Sept. 15. “Colorado’s not monolithic,” Polis said. “Different counties and communities […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15

BY: - September 15, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. At the COVID-19 briefing, Polis will be joined […]

Statewide mask order extended 30 days

BY: - September 14, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday ordered an extension of Colorado’s face mask mandate. The mandate, first issued by executive order July 16, applies to all Coloradans older than 10 and requires people to cover their nose and mouth inside public indoor spaces, including businesses, or while waiting for public transportation. Polis had signaled Friday during […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 2 p.m. Sept. 11

BY: - September 11, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is touring the northeast Colorado towns of […]

Oil and gas regulators signal support for 2,000-foot setbacks

BY: - September 10, 2020

A majority of the commission overseeing oil and gas drilling in Colorado on Wednesday voiced support for a significant increase in the state’s mandatory “setback” distances between new wells and occupied buildings. “I think we’re tasked with making a setback, and a regulatory regime, that is protective,” Jeff Robbins, chair of the Colorado Oil and […]

Renewed federal aid urged by Colorado Democrats, labor groups

BY: - September 9, 2020

Joined by Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Colorado Democrats and union leaders on Wednesday warned of an urgent need for more federal relief as workers and local governments across the state continue to suffer economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “Local governments and state governments desperately need the help, and the suffering is […]

Equity solutions in education receive support from new RISE Education fund

BY: - September 9, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis today announced a new fund meant to support innovations and close equity gaps in schools. The $32.7 million fund — called Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education, or RISE Education — is available to high-needs school districts, charter schools and public institutions of higher learning, according to a press release from the […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8

BY: and - September 8, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Brittany Bowlen, of the Denver Broncos, and Sarah Tuneberg, […]

Gov. Polis makes plea to college students: Don’t party over Labor Day weekend

BY: - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis praised the state’s successful slowdown of COVID-19 transmission in the state since mid-July, but he issued a strong rebuke to college students who he said “held illegal, large parties over the weekend.” He called the parties “disappointing, inexcusable actions of a small minority of students,” including some from fraternities at the University […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3

BY: and - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic resiliency. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, […]

COGCC officials to be briefed on oil and gas health study ahead of setbacks decision

BY: - September 3, 2020

Colorado oil and gas commissioners will be briefed by state officials on the potential health risks of drilling ahead of a critical rulemaking decision, after all. Kristy Richardson, Colorado’s state toxicologist, is scheduled to deliver a presentation on a landmark public-health study to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Thursday afternoon, as commissioners prepare […]