The Colorado Outdoors site located on the north west edge of the City of Montrose in this Sept. 30, 2019 photo. (William Woody, Sepcial to the Colorado Sun)

The Western Slope economy was already improving. Then Opportunity Zones added a power boost.

Montrose and Grand Junction are at the forefront of new investment through the tax program created to bolster growth in rural and low-income areas.

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Boulder County health officials warn that unchecked coronavirus rates could lead to stay-at-home return

The county, dealing with an outbreak at CU Boulder, has already passed one of the thresholds that could warrant a shutdown similar to what was mandated in March

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Colorado governor pleads with parents to sign their kids up for school as state faces enrollment declines

Gov. Jared Polis said he fears some Colorado parents are trying to home school their kids without proper planning and curriculums

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How Amazon hid its safety crisis in Colorado — and nationwide

Amazon’s safety team knew there was a problem at its fulfillment center in Thornton. Internal reports sent to Amazon safety managers across the country in early 2019 repeatedly flagged the warehouse for having especially high injury rates