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COVID-19 hospitalizations top 200 for the first time since August

This increase in hospitalizations follows a large increase in cases that began in mid-September.

Gov. Polis Extends Safer at Home Order, Takes Action in Response to COVID-19

Governor Jared Polis extended Executive Order in response to COVID-19. 

Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor Patriot Day, Commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis today ordered flags to be lowered to half staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, September 11, 2020 from sunrise to sunset to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This is also in recognition of Patriot Day, which was designated by Congress in 2001.  “On September 11, 2001, our country faced a tragedy unlike any we’d seen before. Thousands of innocent people, including many first responders, lost their lives that day. In the aftermath of that terrible attack, our nationRead More

Anythink Backyard Concert Series streams live on Aug. 14

                        WHAT:           Anythink’s annual Backyard Concert Series returns for its final concert of the season on Aug. 10 with Hazel Miller & the Collective. Colorado music legend Hazel Miller returns for yet another powerhouse performance that will be hosted exclusively online. Those who tune in on Facebook and YouTube are encouraged to gather their blankets, lawn chairs, bubbles and all of the other provisions that make for a fun, at-home concert experience. Living room setups can be shared onlineRead More

Gov. Polis Announces Interim Chief of Staff

Kaufmann is expected to return to the office full time in early November and resume her role as Chief of Staff. 

Colorado State University and University of Colorado receive EPA grant funds to advance air quality science

Awards part of $6 million in research funding to improve Air Quality models DENVER — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two Colorado universities will receive research grant funding to advance scientific modeling that will contribute to the understanding air quality conditions. The awards are $5,959,842 million in EPA STAR grant funding awarded to nine institutions to improve air quality models used to simulate ozone, particulate matter (PM), regional haze, air toxics, and emerging pollutants. Colorado State University will receive $400,000 to gain insights on how emissions from wildfires andRead More

Roxborough State Park’s naturalist guided activities in July

ROXBOROUGH, Colo. – Come join the fun, learn about nature and watch Roxborough State Park change with the seasons. Park naturalists will lead you on a journey of discovery through our guided hikes and activities.   Programs, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, are free; however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase an $8 daily pass or display a valid annual pass. Most programs require reservations. For information and to register for programs call the park at 303-973-3959.   Please sign up for all programs (exceptRead More

ArapCo unveils small biz relief plan

LITTLETON — Small- and medium-sized businesses across Arapahoe County have the opportunity to access fiscal assistance to help with recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Officials announced June 22 that the Arapahoe County CARES Program has commenced Advance Arapahoe, a $6 million grant program to provide support and retain jobs at businesses throughout the county. The county received $114.5 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act grant monies. “This is one of the first grant programs we’re launching through the Arapahoe County CARES Program, and it willRead More

Wildlife Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Canadian Lynx Habitat

Federal government ignored 2016 court order in failing to designate Southern Rockies lynx critical habitat

Governor Polis Extends Safer at Home and Updates Protect Our Neighbor Framework, Announces Closure of Bars

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today extended the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors Executive Order, and provided an update on Colorado’s next steps during the COVID-19 pandemic, introducing more details on the Protect Our Neighbors framework. The Governor was joined by Jill Hunsaker Ryan, the Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment; Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state’s top epidemiologist; Joni Reynolds, the Gunnison County Public Health Director; and Jason Vahling, the City and County of Broomfield Public Health Director. “Protect OurRead More