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Colorful spring sunset over Trail Ridge Road, winding along a steep ridge, with snow-capped peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. Photo Credit: SeanXu (iStock).

Rocky Mountain National Park reopens, rolls out online reservation system

Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park will need to make reservations through a timed entry portal beginning on June 4 as part of the second phase of the park’s reopening. “We are eager to welcome visitors back to their national park,” said Superintendent Darla Sidles. “This system will […]
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, right, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis greet each other by bumping elbows during an announcement that the City and County of Denver will launch a drive-up, COVID-19 test site in the parking lot of a downtown sports venue in an effort to stop the rise of the new coronavirus Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Denver. The free testing will be available daily for people who show symptoms of the coronavirus. City officials expect to administer more than 500 tests per day at the site, which opens Friday near the Pepsi Center. David Zalubowski

Gov. Polis: Colorado’s coronavirus cases and deaths ‘leveling off’

BY Liz Henderson

May 27, 2020
Rafters enjoy a day on the Gunnison River near Gunnison on May 17. The Gunnison is flowing at about 80 percent of its normal volume for this time of year. Overall, Colorado's snowpack is melting faster than usual. Along with lower river flows the presence of COVID-19 is creating challenges for commercial river running companies as well as private boaters. Photo Credit: Dean Krakel, Special to Fresh Water News

COVID-19 slows Colorado’s vaunted river rafting season

BY Dean Krakel Special to Fresh Water News

May 26, 2020
Colorado Governor Jared Polis pulls on a face mask during an announcement that the City and County of Denver will launch a drive-up, COVID-19 test site in the parking lot of a downtown sports venue in an effort to stop the rise of the new coronavirus Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Denver. The free testing will be available daily for people who show symptoms of the coronavirus. City officials expect to administer more than 500 tests per day at the site, which opens Friday near the Pepsi Center. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado’s unemployment rate jumps to 11.3 percent in April

BY The Associated Press

May 22, 2020
A young woman looks over a swab that she is to use to carry out a self-administered nasal test during a demonstration at the City and County of Denver's drive-up, COVID-19 test site in the parking lot of a downtown sports venue in an effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Denver. The free testing will be available daily for people who show symptoms of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado: Get drive-up virus testing at Denver Pepsi Center

BY The Associated Press

May 22, 2020
A crew equipped with electrostatic sprayers cleans a Goodwill store with a hydrogen peroxide disinfectant cleaner after several employees tested positive for COVID-19, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The store is temporarily closed and no reopening date has yet been announced. But all of the other Goodwill Stores in area are reopened except the Austin Bluffs store here and the W. Colorado Ave. store. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

Colorado: Keep virus measures in mind over holiday weekend

BY The Associated Press

May 20, 2020