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The proposal from Rep. Chris Kennedy, a Lakewood Democrat, would implement some of the framework from 2018’s amendments Y and Z to county commissioner maps, where commissioners are allowed to draw their own districts. The bill specifically targets the state’s largest counties that have five commissioners: Arapahoe, El Paso and Weld.

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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.  Continue Reading

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Businesses in Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas and Adams counties that qualify for looser restrictions can further open up, officials said Wednesday, thanks to the state hitting vaccination targets. The change also allows last calls for alcohol to be moved back to midnight, from 11 p.m. Continue Reading

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The plant was originally expected to cost $680 million to bring online, but overshot its budget to $784 million, with an additional $72 million the last 10 years.

When it was proposed in 2004, Comanche 3 was expected to operate until 2070.

The plant, however, has dealt with those performance issues at the same time it has faced the consequential economics of green energy and the environmental heckles of generating electricity with coal.

Xcel has amended its timeline to 2040, when it will phase out the use of coal, according to an announcement of its plans to shift to renewable energy last week. Continue Reading

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The group living amendment, which passed council by a margin of 11-2, had two primary components: first, it raised the number of unrelated adults allowed to live together in a single-family home from two to five. Second, it permitted residential care facilities and congregate housing to operate based on the number of residents, rather than type of use.  Continue Reading