Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Johnson & Johnson pause may not affect Colorado’s vaccine equity efforts. But other issues persist.

A pause on Johnson & Johnson doses will do little to alter the course of Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Gov. Jared Polis’ office says. The single-dose option has recently accounted for only about 9,000 doses delivered to the state each week, “a drop in the bucket,” said Rick Palacio, who is helping lead vaccine equity […]

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State stimulus tracker: We’re keeping tabs on Colorado lawmakers’ $800 million coronavirus aid package

Colorado lawmakers have set aside $800 million for a stimulus package aimed at helping propel the Centennial State’s economy beyond the coronavirus pandemic.  The one-time spending is made possible by better-than-expected tax revenue over the past year. In anticipation of a worse economic downturn, lawmakers had previously slashed this year’s budget, leading to the current […]

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Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo acquitted of charge that she provided alcohol to a minor

Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo was acquitted by a Weld County jury on Thursday of a charge that she provided alcohol to a minor who worked on her 2018 statehouse campaign. “I knew that if I stood by the truth, and trusted in the process, that the truth would shine through,” Galindo, a Greeley Democrat […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

President Biden will regulate gun device possibly used in Boulder shooting, make it more difficult to buy

A gun accessory possibly used by the gunman who killed 10 people at a Boulder King Sooper’s last month will be more regulated by the federal government, President Joe Biden said Wednesday as he announced a number of measures aimed at combating gun violence.  So-called stabilizing braces, which can make a pistol more accurate and […]

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How bad are Coloradans at recycling? Chaffee County contractor closed its free sites over bad actors, slim profits

Angel of Shavano Recycling spent 15 years sifting through Chaffee County’s trash collecting its treasures — plastics, cardboard, paper, newspaper, tin and aluminum. But slim profits and bad behavior by customers led the owner, Mickey Barry, to close the gates on the four free community recycling sites.  “In the recycling industry the drop sites have […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News, Water

Big March storms helped boost Colorado’s snowpack, but they weren’t enough to solve the long-term drought

Snowstorms last month replenished snowpack in the Colorado mountains and improved drought conditions on the Front Range, as did rain that quenched the parched Eastern Plains. But smaller amounts of precipitation farther south and west have done less to dampen drought conditions. Ultimately, researchers say that one big storm is not enough to break Colorado […]

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Colorado’s Sierra Nevada plans to develop commercial space station and serve space tourists

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems division has spent years developing habitats for life in Earth’s orbit and the vehicle to get people there. On Wednesday, the aerospace contractor announced plans to put the two together and build a space station.  Sierra Nevada’s station will be a commercial successor to NASA’s soon-to-be retired International Space Station. […]