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Jill Hunsaker Ryan
Jill Hunsaker Ryan

Colorado used since-“retired” memo when writing disputed Suncor refinery pollution permit

Colorado officials now say they have withdrawn the 2010 memo as guidance for staff, but whistleblowers say the technical analysis for Suncor uses the same unlawful rules and the permit should be torn up

Environment

Former mining company attorney regularly granted a past client exemptions as Colorado’s head of air pollution control, records show

Whistleblowers point to Director Garry Kaufman’s approval of exemptions for Newmont’s Cripple Creek & Victor Mine as clear conflicts of interest that prioritize the industry over public health

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

The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.

Coronavirus

It could take up to a year before every Coloradan who wants a coronavirus vaccine can get one

The federal government will distribute vaccine supplies to states based on population size, and this means millions will likely go without in Colorado until summer -- at least

Coronavirus

Colorado medics may have misdiagnosed “excited delirium” hundreds of times when dosing people with ketamine

The doctor who helped define "excited delirium" says based on Colorado's population, medics should have encountered about 57 cases in the 2.5 year period in which they gave ketamine 902 times.

Health

State health department announces review of ketamine waivers one year after Elijah McClain’s death

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the review will begin immediately and last at least 12 weeks. When the review is complete, a report will be issued.

News

5 new insights into Gov. Jared Polis’ coronavirus response and how COVID-19 is affecting Colorado

The Polis administration was called before state lawmakers on Tuesday to talk about its spending and policy decisions around the pandemic

Coronavirus

Colorado’s surge of coronavirus cases appears to have stabilized, state health leaders say

The state’s top epidemiologist won’t declare victory just yet, though, saying that “we still are at a bit of a tenuous place.”

Coronavirus

Colorado casinos are expecting high demand as they reopen next week with a host of coronavirus changes

The state’s larger casinos in Black Hawk hope to welcome more than 175 gamblers, the cap set by state health officials for indoor capacity. Gambling tables won’t be allowed.

Coronavirus

Hospitals could be overwhelmed if older Coloradans don’t reduce their social interactions by more than half

A CU model suggests Colorado hospitals could exceed ICU bed capacity in September unless social-distancing guidelines are followed

Coronavirus

JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley, site of deadly coronavirus outbreak, reopens

More than 100 of the 6,000 workers at the processing plant have tested positive for COVID-19 and four have died. Weld County health officials say the processor has developed testing and containment strategies.

Coronavirus

Why the end of Colorado’s stay-at-home order isn’t the end of you being stuck at home

A number of uncertainties remain that could push state health officials to clamp back down if cases spike

Coronavirus

To contain the coronavirus, Colorado needs an army of contact-tracers. This is how it will work.

The state is hiring dozens more people and developing new technology it says will allow it to track 500 new cases a day.

Coronavirus

Here are 5 answers about Colorado’s response to coronavirus. We want to hear what other questions you have.

The state is ramping up testing and standing up its emergency operations center, but it’s not going as far as some other states yet.

Health