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Thursday in Denver: Gov. Polis to give State of the State address, Colorado puppies compete in 2022 Puppy Bowl and more

Steven Bonifazi

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Howdy, top of the morning and happy Thursday Denver!

The weekend is just one day away and much has happened since Wednesday. Welcome back to another Thursday edition of the Denver Daily Round-Up.


1. Gov. Polis to deliver fourth State of the State address Thursday
Democratic Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis speaks at an election night rally on November 6, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.(Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)

Gov. Jared Polis will give his fourth State of the State address Thursday at 11 a.m. before the Colorado legislature at the state Capitol.

9News reports that Gov. Polis is poised to speak about his agenda for the last year of his term, with the governor having recently outlined his priorities for this year including lowering costs of health care, making investments in early childhood education and bipartisan transportation, lowering crime and facing climate change head-on.

To watch the address live, click here.

2. Denver Weather: Thursday warmest day this week with temperatures in the low-60s, snow Friday

The weather in the Mile High City Thursday will be unusually warm and sunny for the most part, with a high temperature around 62.

Expect partly cloudy conditions Thursday morning into the afternoon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with cloudier conditions rolling in at 4 p.m. The National Weather Service in Boulder forecasts mostly sunny and slightly warmer temperatures throughout Denver and today.

NWS Boulder expects the skies over the Mile High City Thursday evening to be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature just below freezing around 30.

3. Colorado lawmakers return to state Capitol for 73rd legislative session
Flags fly at half-staff over the Colorado State Capitol on March 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.(Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Colorado lawmakers went back to the state Capitol Wednesday to begin the 73rd General Assembly called into order by House Speaker Alec Garnett.

The past two legislative sessions were mainly committed to the Coronavirus pandemic emergency, however, Gov. Polis and Senate and House leaders stated Monday that a focal point will be continued efforts to limit health care costs, roll out the groundwork for universal preschool education, invest in mental health services and address fire mitigation following the destructive Marshall Fire, according to CBS Denver.

Republican lawmakers additionally spoke on goals for this year's session, aimed at bills that address surging crime, Colorado's education system and the skyrocketing cost of living.

4. Colorado puppies take the field in 2022 Puppy Bowl
(Photo courtesy of Puppy Bowl)

Out of the 100 puppies from 67 shelters and rescues across 33 states that competed in the Puppy Bowl XVIII, four of the superstar pups came from Brighton's own Lifeline Puppy Rescue.

The pair of Colorado competitors were taken to New York by shelter volunteers to film the competition which is set to air on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13. Sara B Hansen reports that puppies Storm and Raven were both born at Lifeline Puppy Rescue while brother and sister Marlo and Kali are strays that were found in New Mexico.

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