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Colorado Gov announces new state park in western mountains

Oct. 20, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A private ranch with ponds, springs and rare wetland plants in Colorado's western mountains will be part of a new state park, Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday. Joined by state and federal parks officials, Polis announced the 488-acre ranch near...

Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?

Oct. 18, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs is gearing up to invest $3.5 billion into climate-focused initiatives in the next 10 years. But if the donation patterns of her foundation continue, the public might never know where that money is going. A spokesperson with Powell...

Law to help mobile home owners buy their parks hits snags

Oct. 16, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Joyce Tanner first heard this spring that the Golden mobile home park she’d lived in for the past decade would be for sale, she wasted no time getting organized. The resident of Golden Hills Mobile Home Park went door to door with flyers, informing...

Feds OK Colorado plan to cover gender-affirming care

Oct. 12, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday. The state's plan under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will include jaw, cheek and eye...

The Latest: 2nd hospital in Alaska begins rationing care

Sep. 29, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A second hospital in Alaska is beginning to ration health care as the state deals with a spike in coronavirus cases. Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel announced the move Wednesday as it reported it is operating at capacity. ...

Police challenge to Denver vaccine mandate is dismissed

Sep. 29, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed an attempt by a group of Denver police officers to block the city's vaccine mandate from taking effect. In a lawsuit filed last week, seven officers claimed the city lacked the authority to impose the mandate under a local...

US has enough COVID-19 vaccines for boosters, kids' shots

Sep. 26, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older Americans seeking booster shots and the young children for whom initial vaccines are expected to be approved...

COVID burnout rises among Colorado's public health leaders

Sep. 18, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Dawn James’ job as Kit Carson’s public health director was making her sick to her stomach. After being questioned, threatened with lawsuits and called names at community meetings, the 20-year veteran decided to take an...

Land agency moving back to DC, reversing Trump-era decision

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado, reversing a decision by former President Donald Trump's administration to move the agency closer to the region it...

Colorado panel recommends tribal name change for mountain

Sep. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state panel has recommended that a mountain peak west of Denver be renamed in honor of a Native American woman who acted as a translator for tribes and white settlers in the 19th century. Thursday's recommendation comes amid national efforts to...