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Colorado community banks last week started submitting a flood of applications from business owners looking to get a piece of the estimated $284 billion earmarked for the new round of the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion plan to expand coronavirus vaccinations, help individuals and jump-start the economy. The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity. H…

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Organizers of the Colorado Classic on Thursday announced the cancellation of the 2021 road cycling race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In mid-December, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar suggested that most nursing homes would receive the coronavirus vaccine by Christmas. In fact, most vaccinations of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities didn’t begin until after the holiday.

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MONUMENT • Town trustees declared actions taken by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic unconstitutional during a special meeting Monday night, asking the governor to reclassify every business as an essential business.

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Economic impact studies have shown the Stock Show generates some $120 million of economic activity to the metro Denver area. City of Denver finance officials could not estimate lost tax revenue from the lack of this year's show, as January sales tax figures are not compiled and released until March.

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Once gaveling in and taking care of necessary duties, lawmakers will quickly work through seven bills to fix some errors before adjourning until February, when the bulk of the legislation will be introduced. 

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Colorado will begin vaccinating those 65 and older in the coming weeks, Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday, the second recent step by the state to inoculate older residents in the first phase of vaccine distribution.

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Pueblo officials apologized Monday afternoon after a vaccine clinic for those over 69 years old was overwhelmed with patients and exceeded its quota an hour before the clinic was supposed to open.

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UCHealth is preparing to launch a phase three study for another COVID-19 vaccine, the third coronavirus inoculation trial undertaken by the Colorado hospital giant since the pandemic began.

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The Seeking Tomorrow’s Answers Together Conference will feature 21 speakers from across the country in panel discussions whose topics include saliva testing, monitoring of the virus through wastewater and indoor risk mitigation strategies.

 

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The state's early vaccine response could be improved, Gov. Jared Polis and others have said said, but it's drawn praise from several health officials across the state. Per the CDC's data, which lags slightly behind state data, Colorado has used roughly 42% of the 282,400 vaccine doses it's received thus far. That's about 2,125 doses per 100,000 people, the 13th-best rate in the country.