Justin Jenkins pours a sample for Pam Caprio of Penrose while her husband, Joe, takes a taste at Western Skies Winery tasting room. Jenkins urged Fremont County to make a zoning change to help encourage small wineries and cideries, like his, to locate in Penrose. (Sue McMillin, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Next Napa Valley? The Cañon City area is hoping wineries can lead to an agricultural renaissance

Changes to Fremont County’s zoning code made it easier for farms growing grapes and apples to open cideries and wineries in the town of Penrose

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Unemployment claims in Colorado continue to drop; more than 500,000 have sought aid since coronavirus began

There were 12,149 unemployment claims filed last week by people traditionally eligible for jobless benefits, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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Colorado lawmakers want to keep your to-go quarantinis flowing beyond the coronavirus crisis

But not everyone is toasting the bipartisan proposal, which would extend the policy allowing restaurants and bars to sell take-out beer, wine and mixed drinks for two more years

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Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re making progress.

Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease