Gov. Jared Polis’ newly formed working group eying various ways schools can fully reopen next year won’t just be focused on in-person class instruction, but also on extracurricular activities, such as sports.

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Mesa County dodged a bullet over the weekend with its Variance Protection Program, also known as Five Star Certification.

The folks protesting Mesa County’s new restrictions Friday brought on because of a dramatic increase in coronavirus infections — more than 1,000 cases in the past five days — have a sympathetic ear with the two new commissioners set to take office in January.

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The Mesa County Board of Commissioners approved a sweeping land management plan Tuesday in dealing with federal lands, and not everyone likes what’s in it.

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Sometime in the next few weeks the Colorado Legislature will convene a special session to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and consider things the state can do to help Coloradans survive the next few months until a vaccine is widely available.

Gov. Jared Polis’ proposed $35.4 billion budget for the next fiscal year aims to restore cuts made in education, stimulate the state’s economy and put some money aside in case the economy gets bad again.

Except for a couple of people in the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office contracting the coronavirus after Election Day, voting went off without a hitch.

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So far, nearly 600 Coloradans with a wide array of backgrounds and political leanings, including many recognizable residents, have applied to be on one of the two state commissions that are to draw new congressional and legislative district lines next year.

A ballot measure to increase sales taxes in Delta County to benefit law enforcement passed overwhelmingly, according to unofficial results from last Tuesday’s election.

House and Senate leaders from both parties picked their new leaders for the 2021 legislative session, and a couple of them are from the Western Slope.

The number of new claims for state unemployment insurance rose again for the third straight week, bringing to nearly 600,000 the tally of Colorado workers who have filed for aid because they have lost their jobs due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

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Voters set a record in turning out for Tuesday’s election, but not by much.

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The 2020 election is in the books — or almost. Being the 2020 election, there are plenty of eyesight quips that could be made but instead, how about we just take a look at some of the more interesting numbers from Tuesday.