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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.
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Polis extends order closing schools, will address stay-at-home extension

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said all Colorado schools will be closed to in-person learning until at least April 30, extending an earlier order by about a week. The initial order,...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Polis says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but second person in 40s has died

CENTENNIAL – Measures limiting Coloradans’ movement may have begun to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the state, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Polis said the number of people affected by...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Democrats jostle over whether to return to Capitol to extend coronavirus pause

The question of whether state lawmakers needed to appear in person Monday at the Colorado Capitol to extend a pause in the lawmaking term because of the new coronavirus opened a rare public rift...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado governor issues statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said he was issuing a statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday morning to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 6 a.m....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

State Sen. Jim Smallwood announced Monday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus. “I want to first let everybody know that I’m currently feeling great,” the Parker Republican said in a...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor opts to ask – not mandate – that people stay home

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday implored — but did not go so far as to require — Coloradans to go out in public only if absolutely necessary as he tries to stem the spread of the new...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis asks landlords to forgo evictions, penalties for late rent

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday asked property owners to be lenient toward their Colorado tenants as thousands in the state deal with employment as a result of the new coronavirus. The Democrat...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Telluride couple paying for their entire county’s coronavirus tests

San Miguel County in Southwest Colorado had only one confirmed case of the new coronavirus as of Thursday night. But already it has sent a handful of people with severe respiratory ailments to...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor extends closure of Colorado ski areas, orders schools closed

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday took more sweeping actions to try and slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Colorado, ordering the state’s ski areas to stay closed until at least April 6,...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor urges cancellation of large gatherings as tests show coronavirus in Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis said Friday he is urging the cancellation of large public gatherings in Colorado as an increase in testing for the new coronavirus shows there has been community spread of the...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High country will be hardest hit by coronavirus, governor warns

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday issued a stark warning to the state and the high country in particular as the new coronavirus rapidly spreads. “This will get worse before it gets better,” he...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado gun owners who don’t safely store weapons could face jail time under new bill

Colorado gun owners who don’t lock up or properly secure their weapons in homes where there are children or adults prohibited from accessing guns would be subject to jail time under legislation...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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