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    • State Begins Relaxing Restrictions
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s health department is moving to relax its statewide mask mandate and limits on gathering capacity, saying the state’s role in determining COVID-19 restrictions will lessen in favor of more local control as vaccination eligibility opens more widely. The proposal announced Friday would allow local authorities and “private entities” in the counties ...
    • Minor League Ball Player Facing Major League Charges
      VAIL, Colo. (AP) – A minor league baseball player is facing drug charges after police in Colorado found 21 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of oxycodone pills in his Chicago Cubs duffel bag. Twenty-five-year-old Jesus Camargo-Corrales, of Tempe, Arizona, appeared in Eagle County Court on Thursday on drug charges and ordered held on $75,000 ...
    • Colorado Supreme Court Rules in Constitution Violation Case
      (AP) – The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that state Senate Democrats violated the constitution in 2019 when they responded to Republicans’ request that bills be read at length by having computers speed-read the bills in an intelligible garble.  In Monday’s 4 to 3 ruling the court said the speed-reading tactic violated the constitution’s mandate ...
    • Gregg Smith Ends Congressional Campaign
      DENVER (AP) – Gregg Smith, a rancher, former U.S. Marine and former business executive, has announced he is abandoning his bid for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District in 2022. In a tweet on Monday, Smith said that he has concluded that his chances of wining ...
    • Schools Remain Closed Two Days After Historic Blizzard
      CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Schools are still closed and roads are impassable in eastern Wyoming and northern Colorado, two days after a record blizzard. Crews started reopening Interstate 25 south of Cheyenne on Tuesday for the first time since Saturday. Some other major routes in the region aren’t expected to be cleared for another day. ...
    • DIA Runways Closed for More Than 24 Hours Due to Weather
      UNDATED (AP) – People in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska are digging out from a powerful late winter snowstorm that led to airport and road closures, power outages, and avalanche warnings. The National Weather Service says the storm dropped 27.1 inches of snow at Denver International Airport, making it the fourth biggest in the city’s history. ...
    • Custer County and State Agree to Drop All COVID Restrictions
      WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) – As many states across the country rollback COVID-19 restrictions, the Custer County Commissioners, citing major declines in coronavirus cases and progress in vaccinations, has voted to eliminate all pandemic-related restrictions on social gatherings, businesses, and government operations. The board voted Thursday to lift restrictions immediately. Health authorities in the southern Colorado ...
    • Glenwood Community Center Closed Due to “Presumptive Positive” Employee
      Update: On Saturday, March 6, the City of Glenwood Springs announced that the Community Center will remain closed through Sunday, March 14. Six city employees were reportedly exposed to COVID-19 and must quarantine. Due to that staff reduction, the decision was made to keep the Community Center Closed. All Community Center members will receive an ...
    • Meatpacking Industry Workers Receiving COVID Vaccine
      OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their shots this week, offering some peace of mind in an industry that was ravaged by COVID-19 a year ago. Officials with the United Food and Commercial Workers union say interest in ...
    • Colorado Lawmakers Weigh Bill for Safe Firearm Storage
      DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers heard from Second Amendment advocates and gun violence activists on a bill that would require safe storage for firearms when they are not in use. The hope is to keep guns away from children and others who shouldn’t have access. Supporters of the bill asked a House committee Monday to ...