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Trump administration passes up Colorado, will move U.S. Space Command to Alabama

The decision immediately prompted accusations from Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, a Republican, that the move was politically motivated and influenced by President Donald Trump

Colorado activates municipal drought response for second time ever as water forecast worsens

Several cities say they are preparing for what is almost certainly going to be a dangerously dry 2021

With coronavirus nixing gatherings, LGBTQ+ Coloradans seek new ways to foster belonging

LGBTQ+ people feel some impacts of the pandemic more sharply than the general population, but there have been silver linings to the shutdown

“If we close, you can’t go to work”: Colorado child care centers poised for a big infusion of state money

More women than men have left the workforce and not returned since the pandemic. Lack, or fear, of child care is to blame.

Sorry, Grinch. Coronavirus won’t stop Colorado-based NORAD from tracking Santa.

Normally, 150-160 volunteers crowd into a conference room at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, taking two-hour shifts to answer the phones as eager children call to see if Santa and his sleigh have reached their rooftops

As advocates tout preschool benefits, Colorado voters face question about funding it with tobacco tax hike

Proposition EE funds a universal preschool program by 2023, but critics suggest there’s no guarantee lawmakers will spend the money as designed

Coronavirus has spoiled Colorado schools’ decade of planning to improve nutrition, get kids exercising

Even for the Colorado districts or schools that are back in-person, there’s no return to normal for the PE and nutrition programs that make up the core of school-based health.

General becomes 1st Black head of U.S. Air Force Academy

Lt. Gen. Richard Clark also became the first former commandant of cadets to return to the top position at the academy near Colorado Springs

At first, Colorado didn’t have enough coronavirus tests. Now, it’s asking more people to get tested.

Gov. Jared Polis is urging people to get screened at one of the state’s free testing sites, which are operating at about half their capacity.

Colorado College suspends most in-person learning after coronavirus prompts three dorm quarantines

“This is not how you — or we — envisioned our students starting their campus life, or this academic year,” wrote co-presidents Mike Edmonds and Robert G. Moore.

All three Colorado College dorms quarantined after 10 students test positive for coronavirus in past week

"We acknowledge that this is not how students likely expected to begin their college career," CC said in a note to the campus community

Toxic algae are filling Colorado lakes with slimy pea-green soup. Are hotter summers making it worse?

The state began a blue-green algae monitoring program two years ago to find out whether the toxic organisms are blooming more often in Colorado. At least four lakes have already closed this summer.

What it’s like for the 100-plus Colorado College students stuck in their dorm after a peer tested positive for coronavirus

The locked-down students, most of them first-years, are spending their time reading, puzzling and Zooming in isolation. “If this happened within the first 24 hours of me being at school, how is the rest of college going to look?” one wonders.

As Colorado College students arrived on campus, one tested positive for coronavirus. Now, an entire dorm is quarantined.

The situation underscores the difficulty of higher education during the pandemic as students at University of Colorado Boulder, the largest university or college in the state, begin moving into their housing

Colorado Springs sergeant disciplined for comments on protest video

Police Chief Vince Niski wrote in a letter to the community Monday that Sgt. Keith Wrede was suspended for 40 hours

These Colorado school districts are welcoming students back for in-person learning this fall. Here’s why they feel it’s safe.

District leaders are weighing health risks against students’ learning and mental health needs. Some will open school buildings in a few weeks.

Where mask-wearing isn’t gospel: Colorado churches grapple with reopening

The New Life Church, where at least 9 in 10 parishioners went without masks on the first Sunday after Colorado’s order began, was certainly not unique

Colorado doesn’t appear to be a presidential swing state in 2020. That could spell big trouble for Cory Gardner.

Republicans say Donald Trump needs to keep the race fairly close in Colorado in order to give Gardner a chance at reelection. But with the president’s polling slipping across the country they are worried the state won’t get enough attention.

Your poop may soon serve as an early warning system for Colorado coronavirus outbreaks

Why the attention to the sewage? A Utah city spotted a spike in coronavirus a week before it showed up in tests. That knowledge could allow communities to act to slow the spread of COVID-19.

New U.S. Olympic museum in Colorado Springs to open July 30

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will feature 12 galleries that include exhibits on athlete training, the Summer and Winter Games and the USOPC Hall of Fame

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