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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
1:53 PM MDT

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
12:41 PM MDT

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
6:49 AM MDT

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

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

Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism

Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.

Education

Air France will launch a Denver-Paris flight in July

The new route is a sign that Denver will be able to continue expanding its international connections despite a global slump in air travel during the pandemic

Business

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

Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy, plans to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to lead BLM

Tracy Stone-Manning, a former top aide to ex-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, will be tapped by the president to lead the Bureau of Land Management, according to a person with knowledge of the plan

Outdoors

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

State stimulus tracker: We’re keeping tabs on Colorado lawmakers’ $800 million coronavirus aid package

The spending affects everything from transportation projects to mental health initiatives and helping the agriculture sector deal with drought

Politics and Government

“ISIT420″: Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

News

Colorado lawmakers move closer to prohibiting certain animals from being used in traveling performances

If Senate Bill 135 becomes law, the violation would be considered a misdemeanor and carry a fine between $250 to $1,000

Politics and Government

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

Colorado wants to help kids move past coronavirus learning challenges. But funding is a big hurdle.

A bipartisan bill seeks to meet the costs of intensive tutoring across districts. Lawmakers say they’ll need more funds from the Colorado Department of Education.

Education

Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.

After the shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, The Colorado Sun researched the guns involved in the state’s long history with mass murder and school threats.

Crime and Courts

Colorado is in its fourth coronavirus wave as more contagious variants become dominant among cases

“More than 50% of positive cases that are occurring in the state are now due to variants of COVID-19,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy said

Coronavirus

Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative

Transportation

Collectibles took off in Colorado during COVID, but it wasn’t just trading cards. A virtual slam dunk sold for five figures.

Coloradans helped fuel the run on digital sports card equivalents called non fungible tokens, crypto art and traditional cards with record numbers. And they're climbing.

Coloradans

President Biden will regulate gun device possibly used in Boulder shooting, make it more difficult to buy

Guns with so-called stabilizing braces will be added to the list of weapons and devices regulated under the National Firearms Act. That means buyers will have pay an extra $200 and submit more identifying information to the government

Politics and Government
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