Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Donald Trump’s Colorado troubles are evident in his poll numbers, new analysis shows

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings in Colorado fluctuated often since he took office, but an analysis of two dozen polls over four years shows his numbers never greatly improved.  The Republican started his term with 45% approval and 44% disapproval in Colorado, one poll found, the first and only time he stood in positive territory. […]

Posted inColoradans, Crime and Courts, Education, Politics and Government

The first two efforts to defund police in Colorado quickly failed. Will a push at CU be the first to succeed?

Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death led to legislation to curb police brutality in Colorado. But two high-profile efforts to “defund” or reshape police departments and security forces have failed.  The Denver City Council and the board overseeing the Regional Transportation District this month rejected reappropriating law enforcement dollars to mental health […]

Posted inCOVID, Education, Health, News

As Colorado College students arrived on campus, one tested positive for coronavirus. Now, an entire dorm is quarantined.

First-year students at Colorado College began moving onto campus on Thursday. Two days later, the private liberal arts school in Colorado Springs reported that one of them had tested positive for coronavirus.  Now, an entire dorm building and 155 students who live in it are in quarantine for the next two weeks because CC says […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, COVID, News, Politics and Government

A Colorado county asked residents to share their coronavirus stimulus money. The response was overwhelming.

People who live on Colorado’s rural Eastern Plains are socially distant as a matter of course, but the pandemic has brought them close as a community. When state-mandated shutdowns of restaurants and other businesses deemed non-essential began, residents of Phillips County knew they had to figure out a way to help make sure that when […]

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Colorado universities are increasingly losing money on sports as coaches’ pay, recruitment costs rise

Colorado’s public universities increasingly lost money on their sports programs as they spent more on coaches’ salaries, recruitment and other expenses between 2013 and 2019, an audit by the state released Monday shows. Expenses for athletics increased by $75.9 million during the audit period, while revenue increased by only $49.2 million over the same span […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Culture, Outdoors

Eager to experience Colorado in a different way, a Boulder woman set life aside to forge a new trail across the state

There was a terrifying, wind-whipped storm on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. There was a run-in with a bear near Minturn. There have been blisters, and many reroutes. But none of it has stopped India Wood from pressing on toward her goal of traversing Colorado from corner to corner, a more than 750-mile journey that has tested […]

Posted inBusiness, Energy, Environment, News

Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiled

All three units of Craig Station, one of Colorado’s largest coal-fired power plants, will shut down by 2030.  The five co-owners of Unit 2 at the facility in northwest Colorado last week unanimously voted to close the 410-megawatt plant by Sept. 20, 2028.  It’s the latest blow to the coal economy in the area, but […]

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Coronavirus’ latest victim: Colorado’s election night watch parties

The mixed drinks. The cocktail wieners. The small talk. The joy of victory. The agony of defeat.  Election night watch parties are a rite of passage for any candidate, an often-anxiety-filled exercise in thanking your supporters in celebration or, in the worst case, conceding that you came up short. Coronavirus, the indiscriminate thief, has stolen […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Politics and Government, Wildfire

One-third of Colorado is now in a severe drought, mostly in the south

Drought conditions are setting in across most of Colorado, and that has top state officials worried about wildfire, crop losses and water restrictions. Nearly 83% of Colorado is experiencing abnormally dry conditions and 33% is reporting extreme or severe drought, as of Tuesday, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported, up slightly from the week before. A […]