PATTY NIEBERG

Position: Associated Press/Report for America

Polis extends Colorado’s mask mandate amid hospitalization increase

DENVER – With Colorado experiencing its highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide mask mandate Monday for another 30 days and said state employees will...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Crews assess damages for Colorado’s second-largest wildfire

DENVER – Wildfire damage assessment was expected to begin Monday for the towns and cities affected by Colorado’s second-largest recorded wildfire which caused evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER – Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out of a movie, it’s become the reality of Colorado’s wildfire season....

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado announces its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

DENVER – Colorado on Friday released its distribution plan an approved coronavirus vaccine when it becomes publicly available as the state faced a deadline to submit it to the U.S. Centers for...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver TV station security guard charged with murder

DENVER – A television station security guard accused of fatally shooting a pro-police demonstrator after opposing rallies was charged Monday with second-degree murder, according to the Denver...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado announces its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

DENVER – Colorado on Friday released its distribution plan for an approved coronavirus vaccine when it becomes publicly available as the state faced a deadline to submit it to the federal Centers...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

DENVER – A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance after a holiday concert in 1984 was...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado puts popular vote system on November ballot

DENVER – Colorado voters have a chance this November to overturn a law that would commit the state’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. The vote marks the...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver will stream a live 24-hour video of ballot processing

DENVER – Strengthening efforts to counter the Trump administration’s baseless narrative that mail balloting is rife with fraud, elections officials in Denver, Seattle and a growing number of cities...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado governor encourages school enrollment amid decline

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis addressed parents on Tuesday, encouraging families to register students in online or in-person schools as the state experiences a decline in enrollment. Polis...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado secretary of state defends mail-in voting

DENVER – In an effort to combat misinformation, Colorado’s Secretary of State Jena Griswold hosted a virtual town hall Thursday to discuss the state’s mail-in voting and ballot tracking system....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coloradans will vote on a 22-week abortion ban in November

DENVER – Despite past failed attempts to ban or limit abortions in Colorado, anti-abortion advocates have another chance to win over voters with a November ballot measure that would ban the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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