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Boulder County’s work with cultural brokers pays off as more community clinics vaccinate people in underserved communities

Boulder County’s work with cultural brokers pays off as more community clinics vaccinate people in underserved communities

" ... Having someone to speak your language, understand your culture, whether that is the mountain community or the Latino community, can be so key in bringing resources to people,” said Carmen Ramirez, Longmont’s community and neighborhood resources manager.
Los recortes al presupuesto, a los programas para el público debido a COVID no demolieron la ciudad

Los recortes al presupuesto, a los programas para el público debido a COVID no demolieron la ciudad

Aun con congelación salarial para empleados e ingresos de servicios de recreación significativamente bajos, a Longmont le fue mejor de lo esperado después de un años lleno de incertidumbre.
City’s COVID-related budget, program cuts didn’t strike bone

City’s COVID-related budget, program cuts didn’t strike bone

Employee pay frozen, recreation revenues significantly down but Longmont fared better than expected in a year full of unknowns.
Why Colorado now has billions more to spend than lawmakers expected

Why Colorado now has billions more to spend than lawmakers expected

These optimistic new numbers may not be a sign of a healthy economy. In fact, they illustrate a starkly divided economic recovery.
Polis, state lawmakers ask Coloradans: What’s best use of stimulus money?

Polis, state lawmakers ask Coloradans: What’s best use of stimulus money?

States are still waiting for federal guidance, but they appear to have considerable flexibility in determining how to spend the American Rescue Plan money.
‘People want to be done with the pandemic’: Colorado COVID restriction fatigue is setting in

‘People want to be done with the pandemic’: Colorado COVID restriction fatigue is setting in

Colorado is still weeks away from broad community protection from COVID-19, but with case counts, hospitalizations and infection rates now flat or down after a fall and winter surge, there is growing public pushback being directed at the remaining restrictions .
Colorado moving to relax mask mandate, capacity limits

Colorado moving to relax mask mandate, capacity limits

The proposal announced Friday would allow local authorities and "private entities" in the counties with the lowest coronavirus infection rates to determine whether or not masks would be required.
‘It takes a village’ for first Boulder County equity vaccination clinic

‘It takes a village’ for first Boulder County equity vaccination clinic

Longmont hosts vaccination clinic for members of LGBTQ and Latino communities.
Over half of Coloradans now eligible for COVID vaccine but appointments hard to come by

Over half of Coloradans now eligible for COVID vaccine but appointments hard to come by

New phase makes another 2.5 million eligible as weekly dose allocation reaches 264,000 doses
Colorado forecast: More to spend on uneven COVID-19 recovery

Colorado forecast: More to spend on uneven COVID-19 recovery

"Our economy is improving faster than expected, but it's clear that not everyone is sharing in the recovery," said Democratic House Majority Leader Daneya Esgar. "This dramatic disparity is extremely troubling (and) highlights the critical importance of providing aid to the hardest-hit Coloradans."