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Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Colorado’s attorney general has sent 34 cease-and-desist letters cracking down on coronavirus spread

Colorado’s attorney general fired off two more coronavirus-related cease-and-desist letters this week, this time aiming to stomp out plans for upcoming concerts at a Weld County horse-racing center. The latest letters — the 33th and 34th cease-and-desist letters sent by Attorney General Phil Weiser during the pandemic to enforce Gov. Jared Polis’ executive orders — […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: We can heal the coronavirus’ economic wounds with Initiative 271

The COVID-19 global pandemic has spread across the country, and Colorado has not been spared. Over 38,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in our state, with over 1,700 deaths, and no end in sight. We aren’t just facing an unprecedented health crisis – for many, especially families with low incomes, the economic impact has been just […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Why fighting epidemics is not left to politicians in Colorado

There is no nice way to say it. Dr. Florence Sabin and the Health Committee of the Colorado State Post-War Planning Committee in 1947 did not trust Colorado’s politicians to care for the public’s health. History supported their skepticism. The health of Colorado was abysmal. More than 40% of Colorado draftees for World War II were […]

Posted inNewsletters, The Outsider

Owner of Wolf Creek ski area wants to reopen this weekend. But first he has a major hoop to jump through.

Updated at April 30, 2020, at 11:28 p.m.: Gov. Jared Polis orders Colorado ski areas closed until at least May 23. Davey Pitcher wants to open Wolf Creek ski area this weekend.  His limited opening plan won unanimous approval from boards of county commissioners in Archuleta, Rio Grande and Mineral counties. He got approval from […]