User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-National
Category: Elections n Elected Officials :: Colorado
Last updated: Jun 30 2020 07:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Gov. Polis makes it official: Fishers Peak is Colorado’s newest state park 30.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Residents of Trinidad have long identified with Fishers Peak, a 9,630-foot-high landmark in southern Colorado, but the public hasn't been able to access it because it was part of a private ranch. That changed Monday when Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill to make it Colorado's newest state park.
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Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby fracking wells 23.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Parents and educators from the Bella Romero Academy in Greeley sent a petition to Gov. Jared Polis this week demanding the shutdown of natural gas fracking wells near the school that they say are exposing students to the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
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Polis names new group to oversee Colorado oil and gas rules 22.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday named a new, five-member commission to take over crafting and putting in place major changes to Colorado's oil and gas regulations, as the multibillion-dollar industry struggles with a global pandemic and slump in demand for energy.
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John Hickenlooper dominates Senate fundraising, but Andrew Romanoff reports his best haul 20.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper maintained his fundraising dominance this spring, taking in far more money than both his Democratic primary opponent and the Republican incumbent.
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Colorado loosens coronavirus guidelines, but keeps preparing for the worst 20.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado released new guidelines loosening restrictions on businesses and encouraging in-state travel Friday - the same day that Gov. Jared Polis signed an order extending permission to use stadiums as overflow hospitals.
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Four protesters file lawsuit seeking to ban Denver police from using tear gas, projectiles on protesters 5.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
A lawsuit has been filed in Denver District Court over the police use of non-lethal weapons against protesters during the ongoing George Floyd police brutality protests.
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Colorado coronavirus cases cross 27,000, as hospitalizations continue to fall 4.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Hospital Association reported 261 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday - the lowest level seen since late March.
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Colorado cities, counties brace for fiscal wreckage from coronavirus, even with federal help 26.5.2020 Denver Post: Business
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is so severe that an injection this past week of more than $1 billion of federal funds into Colorado's economy to battle the disease may prove to be little more than a Band-Aid for hard-hit cities and counties facing a sudden fiscal crisis. According to the National League of Cities, municipalities in Colorado stand to lose $4.5 billion in tax revenues over the next three years due to government-ordered closures and reduced business activity -- with a nearly $1.7 billion projected loss in 2020 alone -- as communities slowly crawl out of the ruins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Colorado extends camping ban at state parks, warns it could be extended again 30.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Don't pitch those tents just yet.
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Coloradans should expect some social distancing for months to come, Polis says: “The virus isn’t going to disappear” 16.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Coloradans will have to get used to a new normal for many months to come, with the reopening of businesses and resumption of normal daily activities coming gradually, and some social distancing remaining in place until there is a cure or a vaccine, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday.
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Forest Service closes all of its trailheads, campgrounds and picnic sites across Colorado 27.3.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
Plus, Colorado Parks and Wildlife closed all of its campgrounds.
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Colorado tops 100 cases of coronavirus as Polis orders new restrictions on visiting nursing homes 15.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado on Saturday topped 100 positive cases of the novel coronavirus as the governor announced restrictions on visiting nursing homes and other assisted living facilities in order to protect the state's most vulnerable population.
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PHOTOS: Colorado braces for COVID-19 by stocking up, sanitizing and educating 14.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As the number of positive coronavirus cases keep climbing up in Colorado, the state moves to prepare for and slow the virus.
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As schools close, Colorado prepares to shift coronavirus response to focus on softening impacts 13.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As state health officials warned the new coronavirus could linger in Colorado for months, major Denver-area school districts began announcing closures on Thursday in an effort to slow the spread of the highly infectious respiratory disease.
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Colorado’s metro district developers among the biggest campaign contributors 8.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Metro district developers and home builders in Colorado are major campaign contributors to elected officials where they have developments. Developer Pat Hamill of Oakwood Homes is a major contributor, no more so than the Ebert Metropolitan District in Denver where his company is its developer.
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You have (a lot of) coronavirus questions. We have answers. 7.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Readers had a lot of questions about what they should do, why authorities are reacting the way they are, and how serious the threat from the new disease might be.
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DNA tests confirm 4 wolves are living in northwestern Colorado 14.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado Parks and Wildlife unveiled the results of genetics tests Thursday that confirm the presence of wolves -- three females and one male related to each other -- in the northwestern part of the state.
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Showdown over Trump’s plan to overhaul landmark environmental law heads to Colorado 9.2.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
For 50 years, the NEPA law has served as an environmental Magna Carta, obligating Americans to anticipate impacts before embarking on any major development projects involving the federal government, whether through funding, permitting or the work itself.
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Coal plants are closing across the West. Here are the companies sticking with coal 5.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

A handful of utilities continue to operate coal plants with no plans to shut them down, defying economic and political headwinds.

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Catching the air: Colorado’s mobile monitoring lab goes to the source in fight against pollution 2.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A black-tipped tube protruding like a submarine periscope from an unmarked white government trailer sucked in, with the strength of a shop vac, six liters of air a minute.
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