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Colorado to offer walk-in coronavirus vaccinations at three sites

The dozens of other vaccination sites in Colorado will continue to operate on an appointment-only basis

Coronavirus

Colorado lawmaker may allow school districts, universities to name just one finalist for their top job

House Bill 1051 would repeal a portion of public records law that says if three or fewer applicants meet the minimum qualifications for a job, all of them should be considered finalists

Education

Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some, including a Colorado lawmaker, say yes

In Colorado, where cannabis concentrates average 69% potency, state Rep. Dr. Yadira Caraveo is considering proposing a potency cap. It's a public health issue, she says.

Politics and Government

Matriarch of Colorado outdoor volunteerism stepping down from “mothership of community stewardship”

Ann Baker Easley has served nearly 40 years growing and wrangling a network of volunteers across Colorado. She’s retiring from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado as funds flow and volunteers waitlists grow.

Outdoors

What the Twitter accounts of Colorado’s nine members of Congress can tell us about them

Republican Lauren Boebert has more followers on her personal account than the rest of the state’s congressional delegation combined. She’s used that large following to fundraise.

Politics and Government

People fly to Cortez for coronavirus vaccines, but some who live in southwest Colorado can’t reach a clinic

By the end of March about 43% of Coloradans who had received their first doses, and had addresses on file, got those shots outside of their home county. At least 60,000 of them traveled more than 50 miles for a shot.

Coronavirus

Colorado judge resigns after state Supreme Court censure over multiple reports of racial bias

18th Judicial District Judge Natalie T. Chase was censured by the Colorado Supreme Court after a former court employee reported a conversation in which she used the N-word repeatedly

News

Colorado Springs coronavirus vaccine clinic flouted safety, report says

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stopped vaccinations at the Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic after nearly 4,000 people got one or more dose of Pfizer or Moderna at the facility

Coronavirus

Colorado’s governor just signed two gun control bills into law. Here’s what they mean for gun owners.

House Bill 1106 places requirements on how guns are stored and sold. Senate Bill 78 places new reporting requirements on gun owners whose weapons are lost or stolen.

Politics and Government

A Colorado principal put an 8-year-old boy in a hold until he passed out. State law has “no teeth” to force changes.

A Chalkbeat investigation last year found wide variations in how Colorado’s 10 largest school districts were reporting their use of restraint and seclusion

Education

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

Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers

Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.

Outdoors

Beloved — and rare — sunset spot in Westminster has become a battleground between developers and neighbors

Builders want 5,500 people to live on what is now a hilltop respite and one of the largest infill open spaces around Denver, with a conflict to come over affordable homes, climate change and more.

Growth

Western states, including Colorado, prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead

Environment

What a Deb Haaland-led Interior Department may mean for Colorado’s public lands

Many are expecting some major policy shifts

Politics and Government

A “once in a lifetime” bond: Aspen mourns the death of Zoot the avalanche rescue dog

The 11-year-old Airedale terrier was battling cancer

Outdoors

Climbing bolts found on 1,000-year-old petroglyphs in Utah

The line of bolts was inserted into the middle of a large rock-art image left by Indigenous people more than 1,000 years ago

Outdoors

What’s Working: The top occupations hiring in Colorado, plus a job where “you’ll never not be employed”

Occupations with the most number of job openings tell economists one main thing: Those industries are constantly looking for workers.

Economy

Republican state lawmaker, in speech on Colorado House floor, says 18th century slavery policy didn’t impugn humanity

State Rep. Ron Hanks told The Associated Press that video of his comments was manipulated to make a point he didn’t make

Politics and Government

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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