Briefs

Colorado unemployment claims jump by 22% with more COVID-19 restrictions on the way

BY: - November 19, 2020

The number of new unemployment filings in Colorado rose again last week, with regular initial claims jumping by more than 22% to 9,171 — the highest level since early July and a continuation of an upward trend since filings reached a low of 4,840 in September, according to data from the Colorado Department of Labor […]

Colorado Reps. Perlmutter, Lamborn test positive for COVID-19

BY: - November 18, 2020

Two members of Colorado’s congressional delegation in two days announced they had tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Arvada who represents the 7th District, announced the news in a press release Tuesday. “As of now, I am asymptomatic and I’m feeling good,” Perlmutter said. “I am currently in Washington D.C. and […]

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Here’s a list of Colorado counties where gatherings and indoor events are banned

BY: - November 18, 2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a list of 15 counties that will be moving to the red level of the state’s dial system used to determine levels of COVID-19 restrictions for individual counties. At the same time, CDPHE eased some of the restrictions for counties in the red level and added […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17

BY: - November 17, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion. 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 […]

Gov. Polis set to call special legislative session to address COVID-19 relief

BY: - November 16, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis and top officials in the Colorado General Assembly on Monday night issued a joint statement that appeared to confirm reports that Polis plans to convene a special session of the Legislature to address the coronavirus pandemic in the coming weeks. “Legislative leaders and the Governor’s office have been having productive conversations on […]

Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13

BY: - November 13, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Through Nov. 8, Colorado had 147,599 cases of COVID-19 and […]

Tri-State pledges to cut emissions from Colorado electricity sales 80% by 2030

BY: - November 12, 2020

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a Westminster-based electricity wholesaler that provides power to 17 rural electric cooperatives across Colorado, announced Thursday that it plans to achieve an 80% cut to greenhouse gas emissions from electricity sales within the state by 2030. Gov. Jared Polis joined Tri-State executives to announce the pledge, which comes ahead of […]

Polis amends order to allow any ‘persons’ involved in McClain case to be prosecuted if necessary

BY: - November 12, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday amended an executive order originally issued in June that designated Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as the state’s special prosecutor to investigate the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died days after a violent encounter with Aurora police officers in Aug. 2019. McClain was suspected of no […]

Georgia congressman launches bid to lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee

BY: - November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — A longtime congressman’s reelection defeat is opening up a contest among Democrats for the chairmanship of the House Agriculture Committee, and U.S. Rep. David Scott of Georgia is a leading candidate. Scott has announced that he’s seeking to run the influential panel after the current chair, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, lost Tuesday […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9

BY: - November 9, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted remotely. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Through Nov. 8, Colorado had 130,984 cases of COVID-19 and 2,168 deaths due […]

Activists celebrate passage of Denver sales tax to fund climate action

BY: - November 6, 2020

Denver climate-change activists are celebrating after a two-year campaign to boost funding for the city’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ended in victory Tuesday night, as voters approved a ballot measure imposing a 0.25% sales tax hike to fund a new climate-action office. With the vast majority of Denver’s votes counted, unofficial results show […]

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Denver Mayor Hancock announces ‘home by 10’ order as COVID-19 cases rise

BY: - November 6, 2020

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to spike, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced that all residents would need to be home by 10 p.m. except for essential business, under a 30-day public health order that applies starting Nov. 8. The mayor insisted the order was not a curfew, but a public health order — though […]