Two-thirds of Colorado should be under mask mandates in new CDC guidance

DENVER (KDVR) — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of Colorado’s counties should be under indoor mask mandates, including some counties in the Denver metro area. The CDC today revised its earlier guidance on whether vaccinated persons should wear masks. In a press conference, the...
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Designer Who Won’t Make Same-Sex Wedding Websites Loses Case

DENVER (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services to LGBTQ people amounts to bias or freedom of speech. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday denied Lorie Smith’s attempt to overturn a lower court ruling throwing out her legal challenge.
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Bull riding, concerts and truck pull showcase the Adams County Fair

BRIGHTON, Colo. (KDVR) — The 116th Adams County Fair runs from Aug. 4 through 8 at Riverdale Regional Parkin in Brighton. Entertainment, competitions, contests and free activities for all ages will be available every day of the fair. United Power Grandstand Events:. Wednesday, Aug. 4 – Free concert featuring Michael...

What Denver’s Most Famous Empanada Maker Learned From the Pandemic

Maria Empanada owner Lorena Cantarovici reflects on vice president Kamala Harris’ visit and how the past 18 months have strengthened her business. For Lorena Cantarovici, the chef-owner of 11-year-old Maria Empanada, the past 18 months have been packed with challenges and victories. When restaurants were forced to close to indoor dining in March 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19, she layed off nearly her entire staff and shuttered two of her five Denver area locations. Until early 2021, the business relied on takeout sales and two rounds of Paycheck Protection Program loans to survive.
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Visitors Try To Escape From The Heavy Haze Over Denver By Heading to Mount Evans

The temperatures have been in the 90's all week which is one of the reasons why the Ozone alert for the front range was extended until at least 4:00 pm on Tuesday. It is hard to see the mountains from downtown Denver because the haze is so strong and many Coloradans are pondering whether or not this is the new normal due to the western wildfires. Many are taking the chance to escape the haze and smoke by going up to one of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks. Because Mount Evans has a road and is close to Denver it's an easy escape where you don't even need to climb.
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Some Jeffco Parents Petitioning School District To Mandate Masks In Alignment With CDC

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Some parents in Jefferson County weren’t waiting for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to come out with new guidelines. They started working weeks ago to try and change the school district’s policy around masks when school starts next month. “It’s not an issue of personal choice, it’s an issue of public health and safety,” said Kathryn Eterno, a parent and former Jeffco Public Schools educator. “It very quickly started to feel like the schoolboard was not going to be making science-based decisions, that they were going to making pressure-based decisions or politically-based decisions.” (credit: CBS)   Eterno and...
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Boulder County Cancels Gross Reservoir Expansion Hearings Citing Denver Water Lawsuit

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Gross Reservoir Expansion Project is on hold, according to officials in Boulder County. The announcement comes nearly two weeks after Denver Water sued the county over application processing delays. Gross Reservoir (credit: CBS) In the complaint filed on July 14, Denver Water claims Boulder County overreached its authority through repeated requests for information about the project. In a statement, Denver Water said the delays put the entire project at risk: “Boulder County is endangering the project through delays, repeated and expanding requests for information — information demands that duplicate the already completed federal permitting process in which Boulder...

As The Delta Variant Continues To Spread Among Colorado’s Unvaccinated, Some Wonder If Vaccine Mandates Could Ever Happen — And If They’d Work

“The Delta variant is ripping through under-vaccinated communities, and health care is tired. I’m telling you, health care is tired,” said Zane, a medical doctor who leads the emergency department at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, the state’s biggest and busiest hospital, as well as the facility that’s cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other.
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City Park Jazz – Nelson Rangell August 1

Jazziz magazine writes that Nelson Rangell is “an artist of depth, a master of song, and an improviser non pareil.” The Times of London notes “his extraordinary facility on a range of instruments” and Rangell’s “considerable crowd pleasing power”. Saxophone Journal writes “He commands the alto saxophone with such authority there can be no denying that Rangell is a true artist,” and Flute Talk Magazine states “Nelson Rangell creates the impression that anything is possible when he improvises.” Such praise is a confirmation of what contemporary jazz fans have known since the Denver based saxophonist emerged in the late 80s: that Rangell is one of the most exciting and diverse performers in the genre, equally adept at soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, as well as being a genuine virtuoso on flute and piccolo.

Louisville councilmember Kyle Brown announces reelection campaign

Serving on Louisville City Council for nearly two years, councilmember Kyle Brown has devoted his career to public service. During his tenure, he has worked to provide more than $1 million in financial relief to residents and businesses struggling during the pandemic, supported efforts to attract new businesses to the city, and supported making Louisville’s energy 100% renewable.
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Preliminary Map for State Legislative Districts Under Fire For Dividing Communities Of Color

(CBS4) – Colorado’s new legislative redistricting map is drawing criticism from people who say it’s racially gerrymandered. The preliminary maps for the State Legislature and Congress were drawn by non-partisan staffers at the State Capitol. (credit: Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions) Independent Redistricting Commissions are now holding hearings across the state to get input on the final maps. Their slogan is “Your state, Your maps, Your voice” and it’s being put to the test as Black and Brown community leaders voiced their concerns at a hearing in Denver on Tuesday night. “Quite frankly we see remnants of those redlines in those maps that are...
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Lane Closures Planned Near Cherry Creek Mall For Denver Water Main Project

DENVER (CBS4) – Drivers may encounter delays near the Cherry Creek Mall. Denver Water is installing a water main at East First Avenue and University Boulevard. This project is expected to last through November. Various lane closures are planned from University Boulevard to Marion Street. Working hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Officials say the project will replace five lead service lines as part of Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program. As part of the program, Denver Water will replace customer-owned lead service lines with copper water lines, at no direct charge to the customer, when discovered during a project.
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House hunting? Check these Denver townhomes

(DENVER, CO) If you’re on the market for a home in Denver, these townhouses offer a unique value proposition. Especially in a hot housing market, they can be an affordable entry to the housing market, giving you the space to grow while keeping you close to the vibrancy of the city.