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TRAIL MIX | An homage to the nonsense of the 430th day of March 2020

Ernest Luning sums up the outrage over Dr. Seuss with stanzas of his own. Read more

Bill would ban confidentiality agreements for Colorado state employees

A first-term senator is pushing to ban the use of nondisclosure agreements for state employees in most circumstances, allowing them to speak freely about the circumstances of their employment. Read more

As Polis talks of end of mask mandate in coming months, experts express cautious optimism

The governor's comments come as the state's COVID situation continues to hold steady at relatively low levels compared to the fall. It's also hot on the heels of Texas announcing it would end its mask mandate and of Gov. Polis indicating that vaccines will be available to the general public here as soon as mid-April.  Read more

Controversial proposal to limit cash bail passes Senate committee

If Sen. Pete Lee, D-Colorado Springs, has his way, Colorado could become the fourth state in the nation to severely limit the use of cash bail. Read more

Outbreaks far below fall peaks as vaccines in long-term care facilities suppress clusters

The state has had more than 4,000 outbreaks overall, officials said at a news conference Thursday. Read more

Boulder Valley School District becomes first in state to use all-electric school bus

The Blue Bird Vision bus is an environmentally sustainable method, replacing a 30-year-old diesel bus that was scrapped last year. It has a 71-passenger capacity, 120-mile travel range and 160-kilowatt-hour battery package. Read more

Jefferson County election division recognized nationally

The Jefferson County Elections division recently received national recognition for its innovative use of an online chat service during the 2020 election. Read more

 
 
 
 

CDHS and Children's Hospital partner to vaccinate child care providers

The partnership will help more licensed child care providers — which were included in Phase 1B.2 — gain direct access to vaccine appoints and help reduce COVID-19 outbreaks within those facilities. Read more

Coronavirus in Colorado: The latest numbers

A count of coronavirus case numbers in Colorado and Denver. Read more

BIDLACK | About time for a minimum wage hike

Hal Bidlack: "More and more folks from across the political spectrum are embracing the wage hike; a hike that is supported by two-thirds of Americans." Read more