Colorado cities can’t force developers to build affordable housing

More than two decades ago, Telluride’s leaders were grappling with the growing pains of a booming resort industry. Housing prices shot up, forcing many workers to live outside of San Miguel County....

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. Rep. Deb Haaland confirmed as Interior secretary

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed New Mexico representative Deb Haaland to be secretary of the Interior Department, making her the first Native American to be nominated and confirmed for a...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Gregg Smith ends bid to unseat Republican Lauren Boebert

Democrat Gregg Smith ended his short-lived campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert on Monday, saying he’s now confident there are other progressive candidates who can win in...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet to lead two subcommittees

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., announced Monday that he will be chairman of two subcommittees this congressional term. Bennet will be chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis: All Coloradans will have access to vaccine by mid-April

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis said Friday that Colorado will move into its next phase of coronavirus vaccine distribution on March 19 – two days ahead of schedule – and that he expects the general...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind-the-scenes: Gov. Polis’ ups and downs managing Colorado’s COVID crisis

A little more than a month into Colorado’s battle with coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis and his team reached the helpless realization that there was no end in sight. At that point, more than 8,000...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoan will help redraw U.S. House district lines

An energy economist from Durango who supported the presidential run of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, and has donated to local Democratic Party candidates has been selected as an...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Defense to investigate Space Command headquarters relocation

The Inspector General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday it will investigate the Trump administration’s decision to relocate the U.S. Space Command headquarters from...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis seeks a big, fast coronavirus stimulus package

As the Colorado General Assembly returned to work Tuesday, the No. 1 priority for Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers will be passing an economic stimulus package to help lift the state out...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

An expert panel advises Colorado’s governor on coronavirus

The Polis administration says the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee is not geared for rapid decision-making. Late last week, a group of some of the state’s foremost experts on...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census data for redistricting expected after maps are due

The U.S. Census Bureau is warning states that it may not provide the population data they need to redraw congressional and legislative districts until Sept. 30, more than 180 days late and after a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans: Time to trim governor’s emergency powers

In theory, Gov. Jared Polis could keep Colorado under emergency-declaration status for as long as he’s leading the state, giving himself broad powers that he wouldn’t otherwise be able to wield...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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