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Dick Lamm, former governor of Colorado who “captured a moment,” dies at 85

The cause was complications related to a a pulmonary embolism the former governor suffered earlier in the week

Politics and Government
8:40 AM MDT

Bus stop by bus stop, Denver-area health officials microtarget vaccine hesitancy

A mobile clinic in the East Colfax neighborhood is part of a new push by Denver-area public health officials to find the neighborhoods where vaccinations lag behind state or county averages

Coronavirus
7:20 AM MDT

Colorado agrees to fully fund emerging online learning programs, but the state wants proof they are succeeding

Members of the State Board acknowledge they’re taking a risk with students’ education and that it will take time to know what is and isn’t working, but they believe it’s worth it

Education
7:11 AM MDT

Congress’ bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $8.3 billion for Western water. Here’s how Colorado stands to benefit.

$300 million would go directly to carrying out the Colorado River Basin Drought Contingency Plan, $50 million of which would go to Upper Basin states, including Colorado

Politics and Government
3:15 AM MDT

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

Colorado’s craft brewers are stuck with the tab as global can shortage shakes up beverage industry

Breweries, cideries and amateur cooks are spending big and getting creative to combat the supply crunch

Business

Colorado launches Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity

The office was authorized by legislation passed during the Legislature's 2021 session that provides an initial $4 million from the state's marijuana cash tax fund for its operations

Marijuana

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

The new policy amounts to a recognition by the Biden administration that the government — the nation’s biggest employer — must do more to boost sluggish vaccination rates

Coronavirus

Arvada parks worker dies after his ride-on mower tips into lake

Joe Herrin, a parks maintenance worker who has been with the city since May 2018, was using the mower near the edge of Birdland Lake at Jack B. Tomlinson Park

News

See if your Colorado county is among those where the CDC recommends you resume wearing a mask indoors

A majority of Colorado counties have transmission rates high enough that the CDC's new guidance applies

Coronavirus

Here’s how the new Mount Evans reservations system is working out

News

Colorado lawmakers blocked some misdemeanor offenders from buying guns. They also made it OK for some felons to own them.

The change to Colorado’s felon-in-possession law was made through Senate Bill 271, a 304-page measure that mostly made changes to the state’s misdemeanor code

Politics and Government

Coroner identifies two of the three people killed in Poudre River flooding; one person remains missing

The flooding happened along the Cameron Peak fire burn scar. Several structures were also destroyed in the torrent of water, mud and other debris.

Crime and Courts

Bureau of Land Management stepping up safeguards for wild horse adoptions

The bureau estimates there are about 86,000 horses and burros on the range in 10 western states, about half of those in Nevada

Environment

Colorado governor not pursuing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees as delta variant rages

Cases are rising across the U.S. and in Colorado as the delta variant, which is far more contagious than other strains of the disease, spreads

Coronavirus

Colorado Tourism Office’s new director will stay the course on sustainability, mitigating visitor impacts

Timothy Wolfe replaces Cathy Ritter, who was ousted from her six-year position in April by Pat Meyers, Colorado’s new director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Business

Warming rivers in the western U.S. are killing fish, imperiling industry

Officials in Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and California are asking anglers to fish during the coolest parts of the day to minimize the impact on fish stressed from low-oxygen levels in warm water

Environment

As Colorado drought cuts hay crop, cattle ranchers face decision about culling their herds

As the drought worsens across the West and ushers in an early fire season, cattle ranchers are among those feeling the pain

Business

Two more bodies found after Poudre River flooding, mudslides

One more person remains missing after flooding around the Cameron Peak burn scar

News

Jury in southwest Colorado convicts man of killing pro cyclist in crash

Cordell Schneider was found guilty Thursday of vehicular homicide and reckless driving for the March 4, 2020, crash near Marvel that killed 39-year-old Benjamin Sonntag

Crime and Courts
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