Despite the decline in service, DIA’s “unrestricted cash reserves alone are sufficient to meet debt service due through the end of the current calendar year,” the Fitch assessment reported.
Rents in Denver rose 0.2% over the past month and have increased by less than the statewide average since March 2019.
The auditor's office is no longer holding up payments to primary contractors in order to get money to workers more quickly.
The idea is that, in doing so, the city dissuades the promoters from booking elsewhere and increases its own revenues from concessions and ticket sales associated with the large events that get booked in those facilities.
During a town hall with constituents, the Denver representative fielded many inquiries about the $2.2 trillion law that passed Congress within days to provide economic relief as a result of coronavirus-related layoffs and business closures. Many questions pertained to the options available for struggling small employers, for whom the congresswoman said the goal was to keep employees on payroll through the duration of the pandemic.
At least seven people in Denver have died from the coronavirus, according to state health officials.
The money will be used for the purchasing of certain services and supplies, such as deep cleaning and personal protective equipment; personnel services, including overtime; and capital purchases, such as extra beds and even new facilities.
Normally, RTD allows patrons to occupy its facilities for up to two hours. However, due to concerns of spreading COVID-19 coronavirus, the agency limited wait times in the bus concourse to 10 minutes and advised passengers to board the first bus to their destination.
The transition to the new facility could happen as soon as next Monday, multiple service providers told Colorado Politics.
The man flatly asserted that the “Wuhan flu does not constitute a crisis in Colorado,” referring to the city in China where the COVID-19 virus originated.
“We are well aware that during a state of emergency, one of the first things people can lose access to is food,” Paul Hamilton, senior manager of paratransit services, said in a statement. “When the public is being told to reduce their exposure to others, the last thing we want to do is ask them to leave their homes if they don’t have to.”
The Colorado Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will consider whether an “instrumentality” of a government entity, the Denver Housing Authority, can receive immunity from civil suits. The justices will also decide what constitutes a “public building open for public business” in the ap…
Together, they fielded questions from the community throughout the hour-long meeting, which drew in more than 1,500 people.
Denver law enforcement is currently limiting the number of arrests for low-level, non-violent property and drug crimes and is issuing summons instead.
The goal is to call more than 40,000 Denver residents to help connect them with local food assistance, transportation, financial support, job opportunities and “hope during a time of isolation.”
“After being in contact with someone who was exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, I saw my healthcare provider, was tested and self-isolated until the test results were completed as a precautionary measure,” Michael Hancock wrote on his social media accounts. “I'm thankful to report that my results came back negative.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ordered on Thursday that the evidence seized from a drug transaction in downtown Denver was legally obtained and was therefore admissible at trial.
As instructed by Mayor Michael Hancock, the finance department will apply the waiver to installment payments that were late as of March 20. Any property owners who paid the late interest on or after that date will be fully reimbursed.
The 1,501-room hotel in Aurora has lost more than $42 million in revenue and nearly 69,000 group-room nights as coronavirus fears and restrictions intensify.
Employees in the lower-income bracket tend to be service sector employees, retail workers and early educators. Many of them also are more likely to be people of color who have less access to health insurance.
“The comprehensive project will use satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the area,” the FAA said. “It includes 29 new routes and modifications to 15 existing routes.”
Interim general manager Paul Ballard described the last 10 days as having “a steady and dramatic decrease in ridership that is unrivaled in public transportation history."
Denver’s Office of Emergency Management said there could be numerous reasons why not everyone received the text, however there is no way to know how many people may have missed it.
The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises against clearing encampments “unless individual housing units are available.” Doing so, the agency warns, “can cause people to disperse throughout the community and break connections with service providers,” increasing the odds the disease will spread.
“As nonprofit housing providers from the East Colfax neighborhood, we have been steadfast in our commitment to keep our residents stably housed."
Archbishop of Denver Samuel J. Aquila said that “people on both sides of the aisle are not putting the common good first. It shows the dysfunctionalism of our society at this point in time and of our government that ideologies are coming before the common good.”
With only nine of 13 members present for the second week in a row, Denver City Council met Monday night as the novel coronavirus loomed large, affecting not only the items on the council’s agenda, but even what members wore and the way they sat.
New modifications now clarify that liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries can remain open with "extreme physical distancing" in place.
The policy change, intended for the council to “provide essential government sources” and to ensure members of the public have the “fullest possible access” to city government meetings, will go into effect once signed by Mayor Michael Hancock and run until May 11, when the city’s state of emergency declaration is slated to expire.
The public health order will go into effect at 5 p.m. Tuesday and last until April 10, although Hancock said the date could be extended if needed.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court’s finding that a Denver police officer could be sued for allegedly using excessive force in a 2013 shootout that left the plaintiff injured.
The move reflects current and anticipated declines in transit ridership and revenues due to the disease, Fitch said in a statement, and applies to transit agencies nationwide that have the highest dependence on fares to fund operations.
The Denver Police Department has agreed to pay a female commander $280,000 to settle a gender discrimination complaint against a former chief, who she said led a department “rife with sexism."
City leaders and staff are busy focusing on issues related to COVID-19 and "are not able to design and implement the education and marketing campaign required to kick off the Bring Your Own Bag effort."
The entire Great Hall Project, which is expected to be finished in 2024, is intended to heighten security, improve airport operations and increase DIA’s capacity to serve 80 million passengers.
Denver will provide cash grants up to $7,500 to qualifying small businesses, particularly those in sectors most impacted by the coronavirus, such as the food industry. Denver’s finance department also is waiving the 15% penalty for late payments of business taxes due in March and April.
Denver’s chief of police Paul Pazen said the rumors are most likely a "semantics issue" arising from the Denver Police Department’s recent announcement that police officers will begin taking reports and statements on low-level, nonviolent crimes over the phone instead of dispatching officers to gather information.
The audit found that the police department has not conducted an inventory of all physical equipment purchased through the grant as required, and there are inaccuracies and missing entries in the tracking system.
Ridership is normally tracked by month, not by week, spokeswoman Laurie Huff said, but the decline is "based upon informal counts by staff across the transit system."
In order to make the ballot, statewide candidates must collect 1,500 valid signatures from each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts from fellow party members, for a total of 10,500. Only Lorena Garcia delivered more than that to the Secretary of State's office on Tuesday.
As of 2018, Denver had less than 5,600 total hospital beds. About 59% of those beds were occupied, meaning only about 2,270 beds were open for new patients.
The legislation prevents Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's state of emergency declaration from expiring on March 19 and allows for any future adjustments to be made on a Monday, when the council regularly meets.
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette repeatedly returned to the need to expand testing for COVID-19 coronavirus during a telephone town hall meeting with constituents on Monday evening.
RTD said that the change is “in the interest of public health and safety,” referencing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gatherings of 50 or more people be curtailed in the interest of halting contagion.
To prevent Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s state of emergency declaration from expiring on Thursday, the council is expected to approve legislation that would extend the emergency period until March 23 and allow for any future adjustments to be made on a Monday, when the council regularly meets.
“This is a very, very hard decision because I know who’s being impacted,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said. “But right now, nothing trumps the public health and safety of all people. And trust me, we would not have moved in this direction had we not had to.”
Prior to Monday, the city had already closed one of its locations, the Tremont DMV branch, on March 12 after one of its employees had flu-like symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19.
The parent company of King Soopers on Sunday announced changes to its operations in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and that two known employees had tested positive for the virus.
“At this time, we have determined that it is our responsibility to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” said a statement from the bishops of Colorado Springs and Pueblo and the Archbishop of Denver.
"The line was cut off at 200 cars today," the governor's office said in a press release on Saturday.