Colorado 2021 election in charts

BY: - November 1, 2021

Figures updated as they become available. The secretary of state’s office releases initial vote totals after 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Last updated 11:35 p.m., Nov. 4, 2021.

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2021 election guide: Boulder voters to consider raising occupancy limits

BY: - October 30, 2021

A Boulder citizen-initiated ballot question asks voters whether the city should increase the number of unrelated adults who are allowed to live in the same home. It’s an issue that came up recently in Denver, where the City Council moved in February to let five unrelated adults live in the same home, up from two […]

Congress clears temporary extension of federal transportation programs

BY: - October 29, 2021

The U.S. House on Thursday night approved another short-term patch for funding of federal transportation programs, essential for keeping roads money flowing to states despite an impasse in Congress. The bill, passed 358-59, would keep programs running at funding levels first approved in 2015 as lawmakers and the White House seek a bargain to pass […]

What’s in—and out—of Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending and climate bill

BY: and - October 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s sprawling social spending and climate package has been slimmed down into a still-massive $1.75 trillion plan that he and top congressional Democrats are attempting to wrestle through after months of negotiations. Snipped from that proposal are a number of key priorities for Democrats, including an attempt to create the first […]

Pueblo County wants to replace Comanche coal plant with nuclear power. Local activists are worried.

BY: - October 29, 2021

Driving into Pueblo, the Comanche Generating Station is merely a speck on the horizon, just a few smoke stacks rising above the plains towards the southeast part of town. What that coal-fired power plant represents, however, is much larger: millions of dollars in annual tax revenue for Pueblo County, a stain on the area’s environment […]

Colorado launches ‘I Matter’ mental health program for youth

BY: - October 29, 2021

Colorado children can now undergo up to three free mental health counseling sessions through a program announced by the governor’s office on Wednesday.  The “I Matter” program is a response to a worsening mental health crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is funded by $9 million from the Polis administration’s Colorado Comeback roadmap.  “We […]

2021 election guide: Meet the Aurora City Council candidates

BY: - October 29, 2021

The candidates vying for seats on the Aurora City Council come from a range of backgrounds, and they have different visions for the future of Colorado’s third-largest city during a time of local and national upheaval. Most of the candidates prioritize public safety and economic growth but disagree on the best strategies to address problems […]

Trump rally Colorado Springs

Anti-vaccine mandate bill finds support from Rep. Lamborn

BY: - October 28, 2021

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs issued a statement on Tuesday calling President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate a “blatant federal overreach,” when announcing that he co-sponsored a bill to block Biden’s vaccine requirements. Lamborn, a Republican, joined U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarger, of Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District, in co-sponsoring a bill that would prohibit Biden […]

Biden pitches new $1.75 trillion spending blueprint to Dems that drops paid family leave

BY: - October 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met with congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill Thursday morning to pitch lawmakers on a new slimmed-down framework for what would be included in a massive social reform package, according to senior administration officials. The $1.75 trillion blueprint that Biden presented to Democrats includes a universal pre-K program for 3-and-4 year-olds, limits […]

Alec Garnett

Colorado House speaker receives award from anti-pot organization

BY: - October 28, 2021

Colorado’s House speaker, who sponsored a bill this session aimed at limiting youth consumption of high-potency marijuana products, received an award last week from national anti-pot organization Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Speaker Alec Garnett, a Denver Democrat, was selected as the Patrick J. Kennedy Advocate of the Year, according to a Friday statement from the […]

Colorado Supreme Court hears oral arguments for new state legislative maps

BY: - October 26, 2021

While the recently redrawn state House and Senate district maps face fewer legal objections than their congressional counterpart, they must still clear the Colorado Supreme Court before going into effect.  The objections to those maps revolve around the argument that they split up cities like Lakewood and Greeley without justification and don’t create enough competitive […]

$2.39M in COVID-19 relief potentially paid in error to Colorado landlords, audit says

BY: - October 25, 2021

Approximately 5% of the COVID-19 relief funds that Colorado’s Division of Housing sent to landlords was potentially paid in error, according to audit results published Monday. The state auditor’s office reviewed 62 relief payments to property owners and local governments, all of which were made during the audit period, from July 2020 through March 2021. […]