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I Brought COVID-19 to My Family’s Doorstep

I missed my family and thought I could travel safely to see them during the pandemic. I was wrong.

John Hickenlooper Defeats Cory Gardner in U.S. Senate Race

Former Governor John Hickenlooper ousted Senator Cory Gardner, who has served one term in the U.S. Senate and entered this race among the most vulnerable Republicans in the country.

Joe Biden Wins Colorado as Presidential Race Intensifies Nationwide

It’s too early to know who will ultimately be the next president, but former Vice President Joe Biden earned a convincing victory in Colorado on Election Day.

Race to the Bottom: How the 15-Year Gardner–Hickenlooper Relationship Fell Apart

Over nearly two decades, as Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper ascended in Centennial State politics, they were cordial, collaborative, and maybe even friends. Now, their bloody race for the U.S. Senate might be the death knell of Colorado bipartisanship.

Denver’s COVID-19 Fight Moves Backward, as City Restores Level 3 Restrictions

Denver is losing ground in its fight against COVID-19. The city is now tightening restrictions and stay-at-home orders may be reinstated in the coming weeks.

Wildfire Updates: East Troublesome Fire Grows 100,000 Acres Overnight

Communities have been evacuated, Rocky Mountain National Park is closed, and officials are hoping the East Troublesome fire doesn’t connect with the Cameron Peak fire—the largest in state history.

Mayor Michael Hancock April 16 2020

Denver Restricts Public and Private Gatherings to a Maximum of 5 People

The new restrictions—which include a stiffer outdoor mask mandate—come as daily cases of COVID-19 in Denver reach a new high.

Colorado’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Exceeds 5 Percent

As another wave of COVID-19 infections hit Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis warned of health and economic repercussions while unveiling a new project to buoy the restaurant industry through the winter.

What We Know About the Weekend Shooting in Downtown Denver

It was a violent weekend as dueling protests led to a shooting in downtown Denver. Here are the facts we know so far.

Leaders of Denver Gazette Discuss Their Role in the City’s Media Landscape

The digital-only newspaper launched in Denver during a period of social unrest, amidst a pandemic, and just six weeks before the election.

Method Coffe

CU Boulder Students Placed Under Stay-At-Home Order Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The order also restricts any gatherings of people between the ages of 18 and 22 and carries significant penalties for CU Boulder students who fail to comply.

Colorado Partners With Google & Apple on a Contact-Tracing Service for COVID-19

By the end of September, Coloradans with Apple or Android devices will be able to exchange anonymous tokens with one another via EN Express, helping public health officials in their contact-tracing efforts.

It’s Time You Met the Spirit of Grace Gospel Singers

Spirit of Grace has been active in Denver for nearly a decade. But now, as protests sweep across the city, the gospel group is finding a new audience.

Kanye West (and Nearly 20 Others) Are on Colorado’s Presidential Ballot

Kanye West and 16 other candidates have made the ballot. But does it actually matter? Probably not in Colorado.

COVID-19 Update: Colorado Case Numbers Are Looking Better

After a concerning rise in case data in July, new infections are leveling off in the wake of a statewide mask order.

The Colorado Avalanche Are Among the Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup

Hockey is coming back for a wild playoff tournament starting August 1. Here’s what the Avs need to do to reach the Stanley Cup Final.

Evictions are Looming in Colorado. Use This List of Resources to Find Help

As unemployment subsidies and eviction moratoriums expire, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans are at risk of displacement.

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Should We Really Be Celebrating the Colorado Rockies’ Return? 

Denver loves to party on Opening Day. But with the Colorado Rockies returning to the diamond this week, what are we actually celebrating this year? 

Jared Polis

Gov. Polis Issues Statewide Mask Order For Anyone Age 10 or Older

The executive order requires all Coloradans to wear a mask or face covering in public indoor spaces.

How to Deal With High Elevation When You Arrive in Colorado

Your skin is dry, and you’re sucking wind. But why, exactly? We talked to a physician to learn more about how elevation impacts us so drastically.

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