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New COVID-19 restrictions will prohibit indoor dining, personal gatherings

As Denver metro counties continue to inch closer to local stay-at-home orders under Colorado's system of coronavirus-related restrictions, the state announced a new level of rules that prohibits …
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Polis blasts lack of vaccine influx

Top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump, “spoke out of turn” and lied to Colorado and other states about an incoming influx of vaccines that didn't …
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House votes to impeach President Trump

DeGette: 'No one is above the law in this country'; Buck: Impeachment process was rushed

Following the U.S. House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump the afternoon of Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, issued a statement calling Trump “one of the greatest …
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow posted this image of himself on his Twitter account, three days before protesters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. "Our nation is deeply divided, our politics polarized, the economy is reeling, and thousands of our fellow Americans have died in the pandemic," he wrote in the Twitter post Jan. 3.

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow: 'This was a domestic terrorist threat'

Jason Crow's concern grew into shock as he realized there was no way out. The U.S. representative for parts of the south, east and north Denver metro area was holed up in the House chamber along with …
The new Weld County Road 49 that has been paved and its four lanes for safe travel of hazardous materials to reduce traffic on U.S. Highway 85 and I-86.

An alternate route for hazardous materials considered

A 20-mile section of Weld County Road 49 will see new life as an alternative route for hazardous materials, according to the Colorado State Patrol. A plan to use Weld County Road 49 between I-76 and …

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Tri-County Health learns from Adams County curfew

An Adams County-specific public health order that had instituted a curfew expired prematurely on Jan. 4 after Gov. Jared Polis’ decision to loosen COVID-19 restrictions. Adams was one of three …
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Teachers must wait for COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado as others given priority

Teachers and other school staff must wait for COVID vaccinations until after first responders and people 70 and older are vaccinated, state officials told local public health agencies Jan. 5. The …

With expanded testing, Denver metro school districts hope for January return

Testing for quarantined students, some preemptive testing in schools and modified quarantine requirements are expected to be the ticket to more consistent in-person classes for several school …

RE-8 food support to continue through winter break

Chartwells Food Service, the food provider for the Weld Re-8 School District, announced it would continue its food distribution plans through winter break. There will be two locations, one at the …

Re-8 budget process may get easier

From the sounds of things during a Dec. 10 Weld Re-8 workshop session, the district’s director of business services, Jessica Holbrook, is awash in Excel spreadsheets. “Three years ago, when I …

In-person learning to continue in Re-8 district

The Weld Re-8 School District board of education voted unanimously to continue remote learning in the district until at least Monday, Jan. 11.         The vote came at the end of a marathon …
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Falconburg named the ‘Citizen of the Year’

Brighton Deputy City Manager Marv Falconburg is this year’s recipient of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year. An email from the chamber said the award goes …
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Brainstormers create ‘Road to Recovery’

Some of the state’s best business minds collaborated on a way to get Colorado out of the economic mess it’s in and presented in a report that came out Dec. 10. You can read the “Road to …

Statewide grant for restaurant tents, heating still available

Gov. Jared Polis, in partnership with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Xcel Energy, announced that applications are open for the Winter Outdoor Grant Program, an effort to help restaurants …
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