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Leaving a job you had somewhere you’ve never lived? Take the train to say goodbye.

I rode the rails west to say “bye” to Colorado coworkers I'd never met

Culture

Why Rocky Mountain National Park’s new online reservation system is only a short-term fix

Attendance has soared by 1.5 million since 2012, leading the park to introduce temporary measures to manage visitors

Outdoors

Coloradans ages 12-17 who get a coronavirus vaccine are eligible for $50,000 scholarships under new sweepstakes

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced plans to award $50,000 to 25 randomly selected students who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

Coronavirus

Not every vaccinated Coloradan will be entered into the $1 million sweepstakes. Here’s how to check if you are.

Individuals vaccinated through the federal Veteran’s Administration weren’t initially included in the Colorado Comeback Cash drawings. That’s changed, though some are still left out.

Coronavirus

New EV for the moon will be assembled by Colorado’s Lockheed Martin with GM riding shotgun

The new vehicle is being built for NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first woman and person of color on the moon

Business

Nearly half of Colorado emerges from drought conditions while Western Slope remains dry and at risk for fire

Precipitation has quenched 48% of the state even as the Western Slope dries out

Environment

Colorado’s U.S. senators recommend three candidates to Biden for vacancy on Denver’s federal bench

Kenzo Kawanabe, Charlotte Sweeney and Nina Wang were recommended for the job by U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper

Crime and Courts

While Colorado’s eastern half revels in rain, the Western Slope is still stuck in a drought

Ute Mountain Utes and other farmers and ranchers plan radical cutbacks in planting and grazing, as snowpack and runoff in some areas approaches 30% of normal.

Climate

Colorado isn’t experiencing a gas shortage, but there aren’t enough truckers to supply stations

Fuel levels in the state have fallen because of a low number of tanker drivers, not the Colonial Pipeline incident

Transportation

Coloradans will be allowed to go mask-free in almost all settings as coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Denver area

The alterations follow new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated people no longer need to socially distance or wear masks indoors with some exceptions

Health

Former staffer sues Doug Lamborn, claims he took a “reckless and dangerous” approach to coronavirus

The legal action also accuses Lamborn of using his position in Congress to benefit his family, making staff run errands for his wife. The Colorado Springs Republican denies the allegations.

Politics and Government

Two planes collide midair near Cherry Creek Reservoir on approach path for Centennial Airport

No injuries or fatalities were reported

Transportation

Coronavirus hit hotels hard, but it didn’t stop a Colorado Springs couple from opening a new one

The city has outperformed Denver in hotel-occupancy rates despite lower-than-pre-pandemic travel numbers, and summer will help the hospitality industry across the state return to normal

Business

Almost 75% of likely Colorado voters are already vaccinated against coronavirus or plan to get inoculated, poll shows

But 12% said they aren’t sure whether they’ll get vaccinated against COVID-19 and 15% said they don’t plan on getting vaccinated

Coronavirus

Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?

The USDA has extended universal free meals through the next school year. Some districts worry it could result in fewer state dollars they need for vulnerable students.

Education

Coloradans are worried about affordable housing and want the government to do something about it, poll shows

Fifty-seven percent of registered voters consider finding affordable housing a problem and 61% want the government more involved

Housing

Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder discusses her historic tenure, presidential run and more

The first congresswoman from Colorado weighs in on everything from women in politics to the end of bipartisanship in Washington

Politics and Government

Colorado businesses would be required to accept cash under measure headed to governor’s desk

House Bill 1048 comes amid an increase in digital transactions accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Opponents say the policy is onerous.

Politics and Government

Kids aren’t getting school lunches as they learn from home. A plan will get money for missed meals to Colorado families.

But credits for buying groceries won’t hit their pockets until late May, and rollout will extend into the summer

Education

Two passengers sue United Airlines for flight cut short by dramatic engine explosion over Denver

Joseph McGinley and Jonathan Strawn claim the Feb. 20 flight from Denver to Hawaii induced “significant trauma”

Crime and Courts
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