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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.
Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

How candidates for U.S. House differ on health care, saving the economy, public lands

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the in-person town halls that have become a staple of political campaigns – at least for now. Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive order that gives...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio unsure what to expect from federal funds

U.S. Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic last week, but state and local governments are still trying to parse how to implement the $150...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado attorney general endorses James Iacino for Tipton’s seat

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced his endorsement this week of James Iacino in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District. A former deputy attorney general under...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA relaxes pollution reporting requirements during COVID-19 response

The Environmental Protection Agency notified chemical plants, power companies and other facilities last week that they do not have to meet the legal requirements for reporting air and water...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado doesn’t have enough ventilators, so medical professionals get creative

The limited supply of ventilators is one of the main concerns hospitals face as they gear up for what is expected to be an onslaught of COVID-19 cases in April. To prepare, medical professionals in...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Should Colorado close its national parks?

A scenic drive to Estes Park and a long hike in the crisp, clean spring air of the Rocky Mountains seemed like the perfect getaway for Colorado residents and tourists cooped up in their homes as...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Bennet say they support $2 trillion coronavirus bill with changes

Colorado’s two U.S. senators said Wednesday they are in favor of a $2 trillion bill to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic The White House and the U.S. Senate reached agreement on...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet gives fiery speech lamenting shortage of medical supplies

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., pleaded with Congress and President Donald Trump to do everything in their power to acquire the medical supplies and equipment health professionals and...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local businesses, unemployment insurance at stake as Senate battles over coronavirus bill

The U.S. Senate delayed a $2 trillion coronavirus bill Monday after intense arguments over where to direct the funding. Democrats like Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., voted against advancing the...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As schools close, coronavirus highlights digital divide in Southwest Colorado

Following the lead of states across the nation, Colorado shuttered schools and businesses practically overnight. Workers were told to log in at home, and some can’t work at all. Colleges and...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State health official: Coronavirus cases in Colorado expected to grow in coming months

The health care system in Colorado will be overburdened unless people try to prevent the need for medical assistance in the first place by staying home, a chief medical officer said during a...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Local workers, businesses my benefit from federal coronavirus legislation

A bill that guarantees free coronavirus testing for all Americans and boosts federal unemployment insurance was caught between the U.S. House and Senate as of Monday evening. The Families First...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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