• Roaring Fork High School Cancels In Person Learning
    CARBONDALE—Classes at Roaring Fork High School had to switch to virtual learning after a few students got sick. According to reports from the school and the RE-1 District office, four students began vomiting and experiencing severe headaches on Monday. Even though the symptoms are not commonly linked to COVID-19,¬† they were tested and sent home ...
  • Religious Leaders Weigh in on COVID Vaccine
    In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the U.S. anti-abortion movement are telling followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take. The basic message: the leading vaccines have only a remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses. The U.S. Conference of Catholic ...
  • Two More Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Variant in Colorado
    DENVER (AP) – Colorado health officials have confirmed two more cases of a strain of the coronavirus believed to be more contagious, giving the state a total of three confirmed cases. Officials said Thursday they are also investigating a fourth suspected case of the variant that emerged in Britain. One of the new confirmed cases ...
  • Fraudsters Cause Increase in Unemployment Claims
    DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says an unusual spike in new unemployment claims in the week after Christmas was caused by fraudsters. New unemployment claims from out-of-work Colorado residents increased 63.4% in the week after Christmas compared to the week prior. The state labor department says it will conduct a ...
  • BLM Approves North Fork Drilling Projects
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has approved for a second time two drilling projects in Colorado after considering a court-ordered greenhouse gas assessment of the development’s environmental impacts. The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 metric ...
  • Surprise Medical Billing Could Soon be Completely Eliminated
    DENVER – Colorado passed a bill in 2019 limiting the “surprise bills” patients receive when they get medical care from someone who hasn’t reached an agreement with their insurance company. Most providers, including doctors and hospitals, already can’t bill patients for what their insurance didn’t cover if they received care in an emergency. But the ...
  • Avalanche Forecasters Concerned with Repeating Pattern from 2020
    DENVER  РSkiers and snowboarders flocked to the backcountry almost immediately after resorts across the country shut down last spring because of COVID-19. The number of human-triggered avalanches skyrocketed as a result. Now, with another ski season getting underway, avalanche forecasters are concerned that the backcountry will again lure many people who are trying to ...
  • Colorado COVID Relief Fund Shutdown
    DENVER (AP) – A statewide relief fund for those in need because of the pandemic has been taken offline after raising nearly $23 million since March. A spokeswoman for Gov. Jared Polis says a seventh and likely final round of grants was recently distributed and that the state is working with the philanthropic community and ...
  • The Grand Jury has Indicted a group known as “The Family”
    DENVER (AP) – Denver prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a group known as “The Family” on charges of committing crimes, some at gunpoint, to fuel their methamphetamine addiction. District Attorney Beth McCann announced the indictment Monday for 12 people, including a woman who was called “street mom” by her “street sons,” “brothers” and ...
  • The National Conference of State Legislatures Will Have Their Hands Full in 2021
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – State legislatures across the country will be convening in 2021 with a common theme at the center of their work. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to shape both their budget and policy debates. The executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures says he expects lawmakers in over half ...

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