Pikes Peak Workforce Center has opened a temporary location to serve job seekers in person by appointment only.
Officials, including Mayor John Suthers, a Republican, launched the #MaskUpCOS campaign this month, hoping to stem the spread of a disease for which there is no treatment and no cure — a disease that’s claimed 1,475 lives in Colorado, including 121 in El Paso County. The virus has killed more than 127,000 people across the United States — more than the entire population of Pueblo.
In response to nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, Colorado lawmakers succeeded in passing a bill to improve accountability in law enforcement and give victims of unconstitutional treatment more power to seek legal recourse.
Shortly before noon on an overcast day in May, a steady stream of vehicles flowed through the parking lot of a Southeast Colorado Springs nonprofit.
In response to late-night vandalism and confrontations between protesters and police, Mayor John Suthers has ordered Colorado Springs residents to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting June 3.
In the midst of the U.S.’ first major pandemic in more than a century, and in the wake of a government-issued stay-at-home order, the primary election for the U.S. Senate and 4th Judicial District Attorney is scheduled for June 30.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Colorado Springs places of worship are a step closer to reopening after the El Paso County Board of Commissioners passed two variance requests Thursday.
Southeast Colorado Springs may finally have easily accessible El Paso County services, thanks to an infusion of cash from federal coronavirus relief funding.
Older Coloradans and those with underlying health conditions are at much higher risk for serious health complications from COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis reiterated today, and should stay home as much as possible for the foreseeable future.
Through May 26, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was reporting 24,565 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease tied to the coronavirus.
As of May 20, Colorado has seen 23,191 COVID-19 cases. The state reports COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19 (although COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate), and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.
Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched free online workshops to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 closures, and build resilience for the future.
El Paso County Commissioners today voted unanimously for a resolution “sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans.”
Starting May 15, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began reporting COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19, and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.
El Paso County seniors can graduate with a ceremony, after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approved a graduation variance request.
Colorado Springs Utilities ranked third in its category in a customer satisfaction study of water service released May 6 by J.D. Power, which monitors customer sentiment.
The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment reported 18,371 COVID-19 cases as of May 6. COVID-19 deaths in the state totaled 944, and 3,557 people had been hospitalized.
At a news conference May 6, Gov. Jared Polis noted that it had been two months since the first case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, was diagnosed in Colorado.
As El Paso County tallied 145 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the last week, county commissioners voted on May 5 to seek the state’s permission to allow local schools to hold graduation ceremonies in the coming weeks.
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Rep. Tom Sullivan (D-Dist. 37) are calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to promptly approve a $10 billion loan to the U.S. Postal Service, which faces massive financial burdens thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Colorado businesses that closed during Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home executive order began to reopen Monday as the state continues its transition to phase 2, the safer-at-home period.
The COVID-19 pandemic means we’re all battling an unseen enemy. We’re scrubbing hands, bleaching counters and fastening on masks before leaving the house, all in an effort to thwart the novel coronavirus. Yet many people are fighting a familiar, but suddenly less-visible and arguably more sinister, foe: domestic violence.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment’s latest figures, released 4 p.m. May 3, show the statewide death toll stands at 842, an increase of 22 in 24 hours.
As of April 29, 15,284 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Colorado, according to data from the state Department of Public Health and Environment. Cases were reported in 56 counties; 2,697 people had been hospitalized; 72,390 people had been tested; and there had been 777 deaths.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has resumed processing loan applications from small business owners in need, thanks to new legislation signed by President Donald Trump on April 24.
As of 4 p.m. April 29, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was reporting 14,758 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Statewide, there have been 2,621 hospitalizations and 766 deaths. (That data is current through April 28.)
Before CARES Act protections kicked in, a majority of Americans with federal student loan debt were worried they wouldn’t be able to make their payments, a new survey finds.
El Paso County has snagged $127.5 million in federal money for its response to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the Board of County Commissioners announced on April 28.
Colorado’s stay-at-home order expired Sunday, and Monday afternoon Gov. Jared Polis outlined the safer-at-home executive order, which is now in effect.
As some areas of the state extended stay-home orders until May 8, Weld County appeared to be ready to defy Governor Jared Polis’ “safer-at-home” order that kicks in April 27, allowing Weld County businesses that wish to open to do so without specific guidelines for social distancing to discourage the spread of COVID-19.
As of April 22, Colorado had 11,262 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 384 cases over the 10,878 cases confirmed or reported by April 21.
As of 4 p.m. April 22, the Colorado Department of Public Health was reporting 10,878 cases, 2,123 hospitalizations and 508 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That data is current through April 21.
Colorado schools say they need more help developing effective online instruction, providing students computer hardware and access to the internet and supporting students suffering from stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a statewide needs inventory released Monday.
The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is urging voters to plan ahead for the June 30 primary election, to avoid in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colorado’s stay-at-home order will come to an end as scheduled on April 26, but the state’s fight against COVID-19 will continue to unfold in the coming weeks and months, Gov. Jared Polis announced today.
That was the finding of the Colorado Health Institute and its newly released Social Distancing Index. The Denver-based nonprofit research and advocacy organization crunched numbers related to population density, overcrowded housing and essential labor in each of the state’s census tracts.
Today’s Department of Labor data on unemployment insurance claims show state unemployment numbers “remain astonishingly high,” according to the Economic Policy Institute — and Colorado is among the hardest hit.