Addie Schuenemeyer, co-founder of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, walks through the greenhouse where young apple trees grown from scions and grafts are being raised in McElmo Canyon near Cortez on Nov. 25, 2019. "It's a race against time," she said. "Every year we lose more of the old trees." (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

An apple revival near Four Corners is restoring hundreds of historic fruits — and the local ag economy

Using DNA testing in southwest Colorado, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration project welcomes back apple varieties like Winter Banana, Blue Pearmain, Ben Davis and Esopus Spitzenburg — and businesses are sprouting around them.

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Colorado expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers

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Colorado drops school-day minimums, won’t make districts recoup time lost to coronavirus shutdown

Districts across the state are grappling with how to handle online instruction. Colorado Department of Education says keeping kids learning is more important than worrying about meeting traditional metrics, like hitting 160 days of instruction.

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Colorado governor says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but says second person in their 40s has died

At least 53 people in Colorado have been killed by the coronavirus, which has infected more than 2,600 people and hospitalized more than 400