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A Colorado Springs wellness clinic is now barred from providing coronavirus vaccines

CDPHE barred Dr. Moma Health & Wellness Clinic leaders Friday from providing COVID-19 vaccines following a months-long investigation

Coronavirus

Not enough kids are using Colorado’s school COVID testing program for it to work, governor says

Fewer than 5,000 kids — less than 1% of Colorado’s K-12 student population — are signed up for the state’s weekly testing program launched earlier this month

Coronavirus

Security workers called in to protect Jefferson County mobile coronavirus vaccine clinics

Attackers used a car to knock down signs advertising free shots. Another time someone threw live fireworks into a tent.

News

State board requires COVID vaccines for staff at Colorado hospitals and other health care facilities

The rule requires health care workers at thousands of facilities to get their first dose of vaccine no later than Sept. 30, though state regulators indicated they will be lenient about the deadline

Health

Heavy smoke from West Coast wildfires is expected to blanket Colorado this weekend

Fine particulate matter in the air will be worse Saturday than most other days this year, said Russell Danielson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Boulder.

News

Colorado health chief says she “didn’t grasp” problem that led to huge HIV program cuts

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, a key member of Gov. Jared Polis’ cabinet, said she didn’t realize how legal guidance would affect funding for HIV prevention

Politics and Government

Plague found in fleas collected after death of 10-year-old girl in southwest Colorado

The plague-positive fleas were collected from a prairie dog colony that went "silent" shortly after a 10-year-old girl died of the plague in the area.

Health

A person may have died from plague in Colorado for the first time in six years

San Juan Basin Public Health was notified July 7 of the potential case of plague, which is transmitted by infected fleas.

Health

Colorado AG appoints investigators for whistleblower’s pollution complaint

Attorney General Phil Weiser issued a Thursday statement saying his office had appointed attorneys at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, an Atlanta-based firm, as special assistant attorneys general

Environment

Colorado attorney general launches probe of whistleblowers’ air-pollution control complaints

Phil Weiser’s office asks for a third-party investigator to assess internal employee complaints that the Air Pollution Control Division ignored the law and falsified data

Environment

Colorado’s coronavirus dial system ends Friday. As hospitalizations spike, it will be up to counties to respond.

Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado has reached a point in the pandemic where local communities can decide what restrictions are right for them. But at the same time he’s pleading with the public to be careful.

Coronavirus

Officials advise 4,000 people vaccinated at Colorado Springs spa to get new coronavirus shots

The state health department stopped vaccinations at Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic on Friday

Coronavirus

3,000 vaccine doses seized from Colorado Springs medical spa due to storage problems

Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic offers mostly aesthetic services such as facials, acne treatment and tattoo removal

Coronavirus

Environmental groups demand Polis remove Colorado Air Pollution Control director, call for independent investigation

A whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday accused state air regulators of illegally approving permits, telling staff to falsify records

Environment

Ambitious plan for cap-and-trade greenhouse gas cuts rejected by Colorado Air Quality Control Commission

Environmental Defense Fund and allies want tougher, faster cuts to climate change pollutants, but commissioners and Gov. Jared Polis says the plan is too complex and current rules should get time to work.

Energy

An environmental group claims 70% of Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions come from oil and gas. But that’s in dispute.

350 Colorado’s worst-case scenario modeling suggests oil and gas should be gone from the state by 2030 to slow climate change.

Energy

Colorado has now confirmed 5 cases of more contagious coronavirus variant

The latest confirmed case is in a person in their 20s in Boulder County

Coronavirus

Colorado is about to change its coronavirus vaccine priority list — again

People between the ages of 65 and 69 could receive the vaccine sooner under the changes

Coronavirus

Colorado will rework its dial system once people age 70 and older are vaccinated, governor says

Gov. Jared Polis said his administration is already talking with local public health authorities about what changes to make in the spring to focus more on people’s economic and social-emotional needs

Coronavirus

Colorado is behind on targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. How far should the state push industry to get there?

Critics say the governor's roadmap is guided by "wishful thinking" rather than binding mandates to cut emissions blamed for climate change.

Climate
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