Colorado Department of Corrections officials are revisiting a policy requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees as the department scrambles to fill nearly 1,800 open positions. The vaccine mandate and testing requirements for prison workers remained under administrative review Friday, and a potential rollback could come this week, the DOC confirmed. “Any decisions will be made with […]
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Colorado offered $28 million for free transit in August. Most money for smaller agencies has gone unclaimed.
More than $2 million in state money allocated to make public transit free this month — in a push to boost ridership and ease pollution — will go unused as some regional transportation agencies say they don’t have enough drivers to handle a ridership surge. Statewide, 14 transportation agencies, including the Regional Transportation District in […]
Second round of Denver e-bike rebates snapped up in hours, leaving only a few for income-qualified applicants
Denver had 2,000 rebate vouchers available. They went fast in a crush of applications that crashed the computer system used to accept them
What’s Working | Median home values haven’t fallen in Colorado, but list prices for a new house have
As average 30-year fixed mortgage rates continue to hover around 6%, there’s an expectation that prices of homes for sale will fall. It’s only been 10 days since the Fed increased interest rates so it’s too soon to see the impact. Or is it? So begins week two of What’s Working’s focus on housing (Missed […]
In Colorado’s current real estate market, is it better to be a renter right now?
What’s Working: This is a segment of our weekly What’s Working column. Read the full column. >> Sign up for the newsletter Feel like there’s no chance you can buy a house? You may be better off renting anyway. With national average mortgage payments of $2,576.39, that’s above average rent of $1,589 in Colorado, according […]
What’s Working: Same Denver house, same price, but $190 more per month
The biggest inflation news this week erupted Wednesday as the Federal Reserve announced the largest interest rate increase since 1994. While expected, that doesn’t make it any easier for those hunting for a new house, especially in Colorado, and realizing the monthly cost may have gone up hundreds of dollars in one week. But don’t […]