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Colorado to shift from state to local COVID-19 response

Apr. 14, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The state of Colorado will move on from day-to-day oversight of coronavirus safety restrictions and retire the familiar color-coded dial system, meaning local health departments will be responsible for the state's pandemic response, health officials said. ...

More COVID state shutdowns unlikely, despite CDC suggestion

Apr. 14, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

When one of the nation's top health officials this week suggested states dealing with a spring spike of coronavirus cases should “shut things down,” the remark landed with a thud. Even Democratic governors and lawmakers who supported tough stay-at-home orders and...

Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cannabis-themed license plates in Colorado are being auctioned off to the highest bidder in a fundraiser for the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. The state is selling the rights to 14 plates with cannabis-themed phrases, including “BONG,”...

Gov. Polis warns wildfire season is a 'year-round phenomena'

Apr. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado fire officials along with Gov. Jared Polis announced the 2021 wildfire season mitigation plan Thursday to fight fires earlier with more funds and resources on the ground, following the an unprecedented 2020 wildfire season with three of the largest fires in state...

New Mexico eliminates police immunity from prosecution

Apr. 07, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed civil rights reforms Wednesday that eliminate police immunity from prosecution in state courts, in response to protests and concerns about police brutality that have swept the nation. Lujan Grisham...

MLB moves All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field

Apr. 06, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Atlanta, you're out. Denver, you're up. Major League Baseball swiftly moved the All-Star Game to hitter-friendly Coors Field on Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws. ...

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver's Coors Field

Apr. 05, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year's Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia's voting laws, according to a person familiar with the decision. The...

Colorado eases mask mandate in about half of its 64 counties

Apr. 02, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will no longer require masks to be worn in most settings in the 31 counties that are on the lowest level of the state's COVID-19 dial system, Gov. Jared Polis' office announced Friday. In the counties at Level Green, masks will only be required in...

Activists call for probe into air quality official's actions

Apr. 02, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado environmental coalition is demanding that Gov. Jared Polis remove the director of the state Air Pollution Control Division, who is named in a whistleblower complaint alleging the state endangers public health by unlawfully approving permits to pollute the air. ...

First female chief justice of Colorado Supreme Court dies

Mar. 31, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The first female Supreme Court chief justice of Colorado has died after living for years with multiple sclerosis. Mary Mullarkey, who was 77, died Wednesday. She spent 23 years on the state's highest court and 12 years as the court's chief. ...