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Colorado Supreme Court rejects animal cruelty ballot measure strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers

Initiative 16 heads back to the title board and its proponents for changes

Politics and Government
2 hours ago

Tenured professors at Colorado public colleges are predominantly white

Hispanic students now make up about 20% of the state’s universities. But Hispanic professors? Less than 8% of all tenured professors across the state.

Politics and Government
9:46 AM MDT

The most expensive home sale in the Aspen area just closed. Here’s how much was spent.

The property was purchased by Patrick Dovigi, a Canadian who was a former professional hockey player who is now founder, president and CEO of Green for Life Environmental

Housing
9:34 AM MDT

PERA’s investments generated billions in 2020. But the Colorado pension’s financial condition worsened.

Banner stock market generated 17.4% returns on PERA’s investments. But it wasn’t enough to cover $3.1 billion in new costs the pension expects following a demographic study.

Politics and Government
4:16 AM MDT

Colorado refuses to ease rules for how much pollution gets discharged into rivers and streams

Members of the Water Quality Control Commission said they were shocked by the blowback to a proposed change that would have made it easier for industry, utilities to send more pollution downstream.

Environment
4:15 AM MDT

How emergency declarations in Colorado’s high country housing crisis smooth the path to more homes for locals

A "disaster" resolution over housing in Crested Butte enables the town to bypass codes, buy a hotel, remove limits on downtown camping and curtail short-term rentals. More communities are planning similar declarations as high country housing crisis reaches a crescendo.

Housing
4:10 AM MDT

The Delta coronavirus variant is exploding across Colorado. That’s bad news for unvaccinated people.

The state’s top epidemiologist says the variant, also known as B.1.617.2, is the most transmissible one Colorado has seen to date

Coronavirus
3:01 AM MDT

More Colorado adults are getting vaccinated, but a partisan divide persists, poll shows

When it comes to Gov. Jared Polis’ handling of the pandemic, 60% said they approve, 32% said they disapprove and 8% said they have no opinion

Coronavirus
2:01 AM MDT

Kayaker killed in treacherous stretch of river in western Colorado

Outdoors

20 years of planning saved Rocky Mountain National Park from the worst of the East Troublesome fire. It will take 20 more to fix the damage.

“We’ve been fighting this fire for 20 years,” Rocky Mountain National Park's fire manager says. The work kept two of the largest Colorado wildfires on record from laying waste to the third busiest park in the national system.

Wildfire

Colorado governor signs three new gun control bills inspired by the Boulder King Soopers shooting into law

The new laws make this year’s legislative session the most significant in terms of firearm regulations in Colorado in nearly a decade

Politics and Government

What’s Working: Colorado asks how much does that job pay? Some out-of-state employers don’t like it

A site tracking job listings that exclude Coloradans saw a 25% increase in one day. Plus: state unemployment rate shrinks to 6.2%, unemployment fraud continues, and PUA folks must prove employment.

Economy

Biden picks career water policy adviser to lead water agency

Camille Touton will lead an agency responsible for water in 17 states and power in 13

Environment

Ex-Colorado GOP chair took nearly $280,000 in pro-Trump PAC funds, complaint says

Politics and Government

Victims in plane crash near Centennial Airport identified as Georgia couple

65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed when their single-engine propeller plane struck an electrical line

News

Colorado is on track to vaccinate at least 70% of its adult residents by July 4, governor says

The announcement comes as Colorado on Friday awarded the third of five $1 million sweepstakes prizes to someone who has received at least a first dose of coronavirus vaccine

Coronavirus

Colorado limits who can access voting equipment as citizens, conservative group press for 2020 election audits

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold adopted an emergency rule limiting access to voting equipment to officials who have passed a background check

Politics and Government

Colorado’s economy has recovered so quickly that the legislature will have to refund taxpayers under TABOR

While state coffers have recovered and employment is increasing, low-income, Black and Hispanic workers still lag in job recovery

Politics and Government

Colorado shuts down youth center in Watkins after allegations of drugs, fights and improper restraints of kids

State officials showed up Thursday to remove children from Ridge View Youth Services Center. Several tried to run away and one is still missing.

News

What’s behind the heat wave that hit the American West?

A “megadrought" that's partially caused by climate change has sucked the moisture out of the soil through much of the Western United States.

Environment
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