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First lady Jill Biden to visit Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City next week

Biden will travel to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas on Wednesday and then go to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs the following day

Politics and Government

Biden administration ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

The petroleum industry and its Republican allies in Congress have said the oil and gas moratorium will harm the economies of Western states without putting a significant dent in climate change

Energy

Colorado labor department will take unemployment system offline to prepare for new federal jobless benefits

As a result, users should not see a payment lapse as they did in December after the last federal relief package passed.

Economy

Vice President Kamala Harris to tout COVID relief package in Denver

Details on the visit by Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, were still being worked out, the vice president's office said.

Politics and Government

Colorado plan to scale back CMAS testing moves forward. Kids would test in literacy or math, but not both.

House Bill 1161 minimizes testing for students, teachers, and administrators dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

Education

Colorado’s Aerospace Alley prepares for Space Command move to Alabama

In February, the Defense Department — operating under new President Joe Biden — announced it would investigate the circumstances behind Trump’s Space Command decision

Business

Biden administration cancels Trump policy giving local and state officials power to block conservation purchases

Acting Interior Secretary Scott de la Vega rescinded a November order from former Secretary David Bernhardt that had been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats

Environment

Here are the three finalists —including Denver’s city attorney — to be Colorado’s next top federal prosecutor

Kristin Bronson, Hetal Doshi and Cole Finegan were recommended by the state’s two Democratic U.S. senators to be nominated by President Joe Biden

Politics and Government

John Hickenlooper tapped for big task at the start: Find a bipartisan deal on additional COVID-19 relief

Colorado’s junior U.S. senator is part of the “Sweet 16” group. His priorities include finding more money for small business economic relief.

Politics and Government

Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.

Energy

Oil companies lock in drilling on western public lands, challenging Joe Biden on climate

In Colorado, a dozen permits are approved or pending to drill in Pawnee National Grassland, a birding destination where wildflowers and cactuses bloom below the buttes

Energy