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Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Dial Change February 5, 2021 – Effective Saturday February 6, 2021 at 9:00 am, Prowers County will move to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Dial.  The changes can be viewed in detail at covid19.colorado.gov. Highlights: RESTAURANTS: 50% capacity or 50 people (we have no restaurants large enough to go to 150 with the […]

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order activating members of the Colorado National Guard to assist with the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

        DENVER – Monday, December 21, 2020, Governor Polis announced that effective January 2021, state employees will be eligible for Paid Family Medical Leave program to care for a loved one, welcome a new child into the home, or recover from a serious illness.  “One of the core values of my administration […]

Colorado Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

  DENVER –   The state of Colorado received its first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine today. Governor Jared Polis personally signed for and received the first shipment of the vaccine this morning at the State Lab in Denver. The Governor was joined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) staff, CDPHE incident commander […]

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

    DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that the state has begun issuing one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Whether you’ve suffered from the virus itself, faced economic struggles, or felt the mental toll – no one is […]

Governor Polis Calls for Return to Level 1 Emergency Response to COVID-19 Increases

Governor Polis Calls for Return to Level 1 Emergency Response to COVID-19 Increases

“I will never give up on Coloradans and I know we have the resolve to do what is necessary to defeat this virus. Cases and hospitalizations have continued rising with over 1100 Coloradans currently hospitalized for COVID,” said Governor Polis. “We simply must do a better job of wearing masks, physically distancing and avoiding social […]

Polis Issuing $375 Unemployment Check to Qualifying Colorado Residents

Polis Issuing $375 Unemployment Check to Qualifying Colorado Residents

Governor’s Executive Order Directs State Labor  Department to Issue One-Time Stimulus  Payments to Eligible UI Claimants.  Many Unemployed Coloradans to Receive $375 Payment Per Executive Order (DENVER) – Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced it would soon begin making one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the […]

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today discussed the state’s response to COVID-19 and the state’s plan to distribute the vaccine once one is made available. The Governor was joined by Jill Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Dr. Eric France, CDPHE, Chief Medical Officer, and Diana Herrero, CDPHE, Interim […]

Hemp Production Key Component of Rural Economic Development

Hemp Production Key Component of Rural Economic Development

  DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg have submitted additional comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Interim Final Rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. USDA solicited additional comments on 12 topics and plans to release the Final Rule in early […]

Mask Wearing to Continue into November Following Executive Order Extension

Mask Wearing to Continue into November Following Executive Order Extension

  Colorado Governor, Jared Polis amended his original executive order regarding the wearing of protective mask coverings to an extra month. The extension will run from October 11th to November 11th. The order read, in part, “We have learned that widespread mask use is a low cost and highly effective way to reduce the spread […]

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

  New Bipartisan Law Gives Governor Authority to Issue Pardons     DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today signed an Executive Order granting pardons to those who have been convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. In June, Gov. Polis signed the bipartisan H.B. 20-1424, sponsored by Rep. James Coleman, Sen. Julie Gonzales […]

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

  To: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue From: Jared Polis, Governor, State of Colorado Date: September 28, 2020 RE: Emergency Relief Needed for Colorado Producers Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue, Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are suffering deep financial losses due to persistent drought conditions, extreme weather events, and compounding disasters. Our state’s producers report […]

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

      At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Board of Directors of the Colorado High School Activities Association, addressed a potential change to the 2020-21 sports and activities calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges. Specific to CHSAA activities, this has included trying to resume a traditional fall season for moderate- to […]

Up Date-Full Press Release - Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

Up Date-Full Press Release – Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

  Governor Polis Announces Statewide Mask Order DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today announced a Statewide mask order, directing Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors. This Executive Order goes into effect at midnight tonight. The Governor also provided an update on the State’s response to COVID-19.  “Wearing a mask is an easy and […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]