Courts in Denver will resume calling jurors for trials beginning on Aug. 3, with an expectation that distancing guidelines and space restrictions will result in a diminution of pools.
WASHINGTON — Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed Monday afternoon in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen safely assuming a higher profile in the talks.
Nearly nine in 10 employers offer partial or full teleworking during the pandemic, a late-July survey from the Colorado Chamber of Commerce has found.
Compared to the first six months of 2019, new car registrations from January through June dropped by more than one-third in 2020.
Organizations that advocate for workers will lead a demonstration on Wednesday calling for an extension of the $600 weekly enhancement to unemployment benefits that Congress let lapse last month.
El Paso County’s chief judge has reimposed a jury trial ban in Colorado Springs and pared down court business to “limited emergency services” amid signs of a potential COVID-19 outbreak at the downtown combined courts building.
WASHINGTON — The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said, citing the coronavirus.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to help schools reopen.
Parents rallied in Castle Rock on Friday, calling for Douglas County schools to fully reopen this school year, a week after the county school district announced it would operate on a "hybrid" model alternating between online and in-person learning to start the 2020-21 school year.
Thousands of Colorado child care providers can receive grants of $1,000 or $3,000 under a new state program meant to help the child care sector survive the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of childhood vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped by nearly a fifth in Colorado, potentially putting the state at risk for another public health crisis, state health officials warned Friday.
An argument over social distancing Friday led to a fistfight in a Colorado Springs Walmart between two women, one of whom was arrested for assault, police said.
El Paso County will roll back the number of people allowed to gather indoors because of a steady increase of COVID-19 cases during the past several weeks.
Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration defended on Friday the handling of the city’s coronavirus response for individuals experiencing homelessness, and revealed that it would take a doubling of citywide infections over a two-week period for things to be deemed “concerning.”
WASHINGTON — Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr. Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday.
The Colorado National Guard announced on Thursday that it had assisted with testing 20,000 individuals for COVID-19 to date, with a presence in 28 counties and 34 cities.
Colorado county and municipal leaders are formally asking the state's congressional delegation to help out struggling local budgets in the next stimulus package.
Attorney General Phil Weiser has issued a cease-and-desist order against Live Entertainment, run by promoter Carlos Barkleys of Vail, to prevent the company from hosting any more large gatherings in Colorado that exceed state orders limiting the size of outdoor events.
Denver Clerk and Recorder Paul D. López has asked U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to include additional funding for election administration in an upcoming coronavirus relief bill to augment the $400 million Congress already allocated.
ATLANTA — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.
Eight student athletes at Colorado State University have tested positive for COVID-19 and nine more are awaiting results, CPR reported on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at a dizzying 32.9% annual rate in the April-June quarter — by far the worst quarterly plunge ever — when the viral outbreak shut down businesses, throwing tens of millions out of work and sending unemployment surging to 14.7%, the government said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy.
Montgomery, who started the conservative organization with Charlie Kirk, above, died at the age of 80 from complications of the coronavirus.
Jefferson County is expanding face mask requirements to include public outdoor spaces, in addition to Gov. Jared Polis' state order which requires face masks for all indoor public spaces, according to Jefferson County's Public Health website.
A hearing in Denver District Court on Wednesday could determine whether two executive orders — a "last call for alcohol" at 10 p.m. and limits on how many patrons a restaurant can host — will remain in place.
Denver Public Schools will hold classes in the new school year remotely at least through Oct. 16, and district officials are still working with public health officials on a framework that would allow students to return to the classroom.
Douglas County’s commissioners on Tuesday approved the use of $3 million in federal coronavirus aid for testing and contact tracing as the county, like Colorado generally, has seen an elevated number of cases.
Colorado's seven-day average of coronavirus cases hit an all-time high Sunday, besting the previous peak in late April, by more than 50 cases.
Colorado's children had one of the higher flu vaccination rates among all states heading into the pandemic, but COVID-19 could disrupt the historical level this year, a new analysis cautions.
The Regional Transportation District has formalized a policy for employees to self-assess and report any COVID-19 symptoms prior to reporting to work. The change came nearly two weeks after a Denver health investigator found no evidence that RTD was following state guidelines at one of its facilities.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the apparatus designed to decontaminate N95 respirators available for school employees and other front-line workers.
Centura Health and the Archdiocese of Denver are collaborating to open Catholic schools for in-person learning in the fall, despite sharply rising COVID-19 infections and the decisions of many public school districts to begin their years with virtual instruction.
One Colorado mountain county is cracking down on mask enforcement, threatening the shut down of businesses and criminal charges for violators.
On Sunday, on a private farm in southeast Weld County near Hudson, hundreds gathered for a concert and Mexican bull-riding competition, no masks or social distancing required. And no permit required, either.
WASHINGTON — Negotiations over a new COVID-19 rescue bill were in flux Friday after the White House floated cutting an unemployment benefits boost to as little as $100 and President Donald Trump turned to a new priority, adding money to build a new FBI headquarters.
In Colorado, 8,486 new unemployment claims were filed the week ending July 18, reported Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Thursday. Although this is down about 2,000 from the previous week, it’s more than four times the weekly average of new claims in 2019.
With Douglas County and the Tri-County Health Department headed for a divorce, triggered by the health agency's recent order on wearing masks in response to the COVID-19 crisis, leaders explained themselves and addressed the public over the issue at a pair of meetings.
On Wednesday, May 20, when the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment published weekly coronavirus outbreak figures from around the state, one entry stood out: Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, Denver’s largest jail, reported 398 new confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the facility’s total to 581 and making it the largest outbreak in the state.
WASHINGTON — Bowing to the coronavirus threat, President Donald Trump on Thursday scrapped plans for a four-night Republican National Convention celebration in Florida that had been set to draw more than 10,000 people to a pandemic hot spot to mark his renomination.
A judge decided against sanctioning a Colorado drag racing track Tuesday for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but said the track must abide by public health orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even if those orders are constantly changing.
Sheriffs in a quarter of the state's 64 counties, mostly rural, have announced they will not issue tickets or other enforcement actions for those who disobey the order, issued by Gov. Jared Polis last Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The White House has dropped a bid to cut Social Security payroll taxes as Republicans unveil a $1 trillion COVID-19 rescue package on Thursday, ceding to opposition to the idea among top Senate allies.
WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since the pandemic struck in March, evidence of the deepening economic pain the outbreak is causing to the economy.
Joey Bunch: "More and more relief from the economic devastation of the coronavirus feels like a pipe dream, but politics has always had a way of making the blind see and the lame dance, if you listen to operatives tasked with creating an Election Day reality."
The Tavern League of Colorado, which represents 200 alcohol-serving establishments, has filed a lawsuit against the state health department for imposing numerical caps on their capacity in an alleged violation of their 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the law.