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A picture of Cynthia Bullock, executive director of the organization, wearing a white face mask and blue gloves, assembling packages of cat food over a black card table.
Courtesy of Cynthia Bullock / Harley's Hope Foundation

Colorado Pet Pantry has 60 monthly pet food sites across the state to help pet owners access food and supplies. Executive Director Eileen Lambert said the organization's mission is even more essential as people's economic situations shift due to the new coronavirus pandemic. 

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Updated- 4:15 p.m.
 

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 17,364 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Courtesy of City of Colorado Springs

The city of Colorado Springs has launched a digital survey and open house highlighting community response and future plans for three historic downtown parks.

ANDEW HARNICK / CDC/AP

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Updated 4:15 p.m.

---More Than 16,900 Known Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Colorado, According To The Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are more than 16,900 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado, according to the state Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms of the virus.

A photo of Ki Glynn, in a mask and a black t-shirt, surrounded by orange cheese blocks, making food during the pandemic.
Hart Van Denburg / CPR News

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Updated 4:30 p.m.

Known Positive COVID-19 Cases Rise To 16,635 In Colorado

There are 16,635 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and exhibit symptoms. That's an increase of 410 cases since yesterday.

A long sidewalk surrounded on both sides by grass, ending in a playground with a large tree on the left.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Spaces Coalition

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Updated 4:30 p.m.

More Than 16,000 Known Positive Cases of Coronavirus In Colorado

There are more than 16,000 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and exhibit symptoms.

Hart Van Denburg / CPR News

A clearer picture is starting to emerge of the deep budget cuts Colorado will likely face to backfill a possible $4 billion hole dug by COVID-19. It is likely to impact everything from affordable housing to health care, to oil and gas regulations, and schools, to transportation and water projects. 

Abigail Beckman / KRCC

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Update: 4:00 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 15,768 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

A picture of the Blair Bridge Open Space, a long paved sidewalk in the foreground with mountains in the distance and a blue sky with smatterings of clouds.
Courtesy of Susan Davies / Trails and Open Spaces Coalition

As Colorado Springs and El Paso County move into a safer-at-home model in line with state guidelines that eases some novel coronavirus-related restrictions, community officials are urging people to practice social distancing when using shared greenspaces. 

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

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---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 15,284 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Courtesy U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The long-awaited Arkansas Valley Conduit has gained more traction. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District have adopted a management plan for the pipeline. It will eventually channel clean drinking water from Pueblo Reservoir to six counties in the lower Arkansas River Valley, serving an estimated 50,000 people.

Photo Courtesy Jenn White, We Are FARMily

The Grow Feed Change Project is a community relief effort in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project looks to provide starts of fruits and vegetable plants and seeds free of charge to rural residents in Pueblo and Huerfano counties, including the communities of Beulah, Cuchara, and La Veta.

ANDEW HARNICK / CDC/AP

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Update-4:15 p.m.

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 14,758 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

A photo the isolation shelter: a large auditorium with folks standing in a circle, wearing masks, with beds and tables along the walls.
Courtesy of Amber Ptak / Community Health Partnerships

The isolation shelter at the Colorado Springs City Auditorium for people experiencing homelessness and COVID-19 symptoms has seen around 30 people since opening April 5.

At this time, it's unknown if they were positive for the new coronavirus. Jennifer Mariano, director of homeless programs with Community Health Partnership, said the location recently received COVID-19 testing supplies, and will begin testing people this week.

David Zalubowski / AP

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Updated 4:15 p.m.

---Latest State Data Shows Over 14,300 Known Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 In Colorado---

There are over 14,300 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and are showing symptoms of the virus.

An exterior photo of the Rawlings Library located in Pueblo.
Courtesy of Jon Walker / Pueblo City-County Library

The Pueblo City-County Library District recently launched a digital branch, called "The Library @ Home." Users can access resources and digital programs through a centralized hub while the library is closed due to COVID-19 precautions.

David Zalubowski / Associated Press

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Update: 4:15 p.m.
 

---Updated Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 13,879 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Hart Van Denburg / CPR News

Gov. Jared Polis released guidance on Sunday for reopening just before the statewide stay-at-home order lifts.

Officials Raise Concerns As Colorado Heads Toward Patchwork of Orders

Apr 26, 2020
Hart Van Denburg / CPR News

On Monday, when Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order officially lifts, Coloradans will wake up to different guidelines depending on where they live. It's a patchwork approach that's drawn mixed reactions and could prove to be more challenging to manage than the full shutdown.

David Zalubowski / AP

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Update-Sun., April 26, 4:20 p.m.

--Latest Data From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment---

There are 13,441 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Update: 4:15 p.m.

---Updated State Data---

There are 12,255 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Courtesy Giuseppe Venuti

Italy has been a hot spot in the worldwide pandemic. One of the hardest hit cities is Bergamo, which happens to be a sister city to Pueblo, Colorado. 

Jeremy Facknitz sits in front of a desk with a guitar, playing songs for folks digitally.
Courtesy Jeremy Facknitz

The state's stay-at-home order is set to lift this Sunday in favor of less restrictive "safer at home" regulations, but local artists continue to contend with financial challenges due to the new coronavirus. For some, the future of their business and livelihood is uncertain.

Jared Polis / Facebook

As Colorado plans for its current statewide stay-at-home restrictions to expire, several Southern Colorado counties are looking for permission to conduct their own phased reopening of businesses.

Abigail Beckman / KRCC

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Updates-4:15 p.m.

---Updated State Data---

There are 11,262 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

courtesy KRCC staff

With all that's going on in the world right now, many of us are feeling uncertain and maybe even a little lonely.  KRCC wants to help keep everyone connected. We've started a project called "Shortening the Distance" focused on learning how people are keeping community when community can feel so far away.

KRCC staff are no different. We're learning new ways of keeping community, too, in this age of social distancing.

David Zalubowski / AP

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Update-4:15 p.m.

---Updated Data From Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment—

There are 10,878 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

Andrea Chalfin / 91.5 KRCC

Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday that the statewide stay-at-home order will be allowed to expire on April 26, while still encouraging people to stay home as much as possible. The first phase of opening up the state will ease some restrictions on businesses and retail outlets.

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said he sees the end of the stay-at-home order as the first step in a long process to return to normal.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

An unprecedented number of Colorodans are facing job loss and uncertainty due to the new coronavirus pandemic. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center aids people in El Paso and Teller counties in connecting with employment resources, including filing for unemployment and finding open positions in the region.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Update-4:10 p.m.:

---Latest Data From Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment—

There are 10,447 known confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This includes both people who tested positive for the virus and people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive and is exhibiting symptoms.

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