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Amid claims of workplace abuses, state officials seek probe of Colorado’s emergency management agency

State officials are seeking a consultant to evaluate the culture, structure and effectiveness of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, state documents show, days after a Denver Post investigation documented a troubling history of aggressive and inappropriate behavior from one of its directors, Mike Willis. The Colorado Department of Public Safety is looking […]

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Colorado is working to keep coronavirus overflow hospitals as an option as third wave persists

Colorado’s three remaining hospital overflow sites were originally slated to close in January but now state officials are working to extend leases and line up staff, still worried about the worst-case scenario they planned for nine months ago. Two of the original five “alternate care sites” were dismantled in October. And the contracts state officials […]

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What if we never need the $100 million coronavirus overflow hospitals Colorado is building?

Coloradans are slowly starting to go back to work, schedule haircuts and meet up with friends. Meanwhile, the state is constructing five makeshift medical sites with the potential to hold thousands of sick coronavirus patients when and if the wave does come.  The beds aren’t ready yet. And they aren’t needed, so far.  The cost […]