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Tyler Peoples, left, and Jason Horn, of the Springs Rescue Mission, set up cots in the City Auditorium, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as the Colorado Springs, Colo., rescue mission sets up an isolation shelter for homeless people with symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, or who are discharged from hospitals after having been treated for it. The shelter, which opens Wednesday night, will hold up to 100 people. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado buys millions of masks, gloves as virus surge nears

Apr. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is buying millions of masks, gloves and other personal protective items from Chinese and domestic manufacturers and is preparing a multi-tier system to cope with the imminent surge of coronavirus patients, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday. But Polis insisted the purchases...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the coronavirus outbreak in her state during a news conference, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly says the state is in the

Wichita officials seek to restrict abortion amid outbreak

Apr. 1, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in the Wichita area took what is likely to be an unsuccessful step toward halting abortions amid the coronavirus outbreak as the Kansas prison system reported its first cases in three workers. Sedgwick County commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a recommendation to...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020 file photo Denver Broncos general manager John Elway speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual. On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Elway said in a conference call,

NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

Apr. 1, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape. NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they prepare for the draft at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has halted business as usual across the globe. The social distancing spawned by the new coronavirus has halted pro...

Air Force Academy eases restrictions after 2 suicides

Mar. 31, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Social distancing restrictions at the Air Force Academy have been relaxed after it reported two cadet suicides in less than a week following attempts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Emails obtained from the academy show the Colorado Springs base had received...

Broncos continue raiding Detroit Lions roster in free agency

Mar. 30, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finalized a three-year, $7 million deal with free agent punter Sam Martin, the third former Detroit Lions player signed by general manager John Elway this month. Martin joins former Detroit teammates Graham Glasgow and Jeff Driskel in Denver. Glasgow, a...

Colordo Gov. Jard Polis talks about medical supplies needed in the state during a news conference as a statewide stay-at-home order remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus Monday, March 30, 2020, in Centennial, Colo. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Polis: Rate of virus spread slows with eatery, bar closures

Mar. 30, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The spread of coronavirus cases in Colorado has slowed following the closure of bars and restaurants, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday as he urged people to continue to stay at home as much as possible until the outbreak is brought under control. Before bars and restaurants were ordered closed...

Mountain lion management plan sets goals for west Colorado

Mar. 30, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A draft plan by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department would maintain stable populations of mountain lions in western Colorado. The plan would establish a special management area to deal with conflicts between lions and humans, The Daily Sentinel reported Sunday. The...

Increase of Colorado police impersonators connected to virus

Mar. 30, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Some Colorado law enforcement agencies reported an increase in police impersonators pulling over drivers since the governor ordered residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Police in Aurora, Greeley and Erie have been in contact about similar police impersonator cases,...

Colorado scientists adjust to new pace under the coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2020 9:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — COVID-19 has launched an unprecedented scope of businesses requiring remote work. However, some jobs just can’t be done remotely. In Colorado’s academic world, there’s a class of workers deemed essential and required to continue work on college campuses. At Colorado...

10 nursing homes in Colorado have coronavirus outbreaks

Mar. 29, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Health has released the names and locations of nine of the 10 nursing homes and long-term care facilities that are facing outbreaks of COVID-19 in response to a public records request filed by The Denver Post. The facilities include two each in Weld and Larimer...