Fiester Preserve in Frisco is pictured Feb. 6, 2020, with neighboring homes and the the White River National Forest in the background. Summit County officials want to develop affordable housing and senior housing on the land, which currently has a conservation easement. (Matt Stensland, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Summit County’s plan to end a conservation easement to build senior housing is riling locals and land trusts

The development-prohibiting easements theoretically last forever. Critics of the housing plan worry an exception will undermine the rule.

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Colorado is extending its special health insurance enrollment period because so many are rushing to get coverage

The state created the enrollment period so more people can have health insurance as the coronavirus spreads

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Colorado’s hospitality industry hardest hit by coronavirus unemployment, with claims up 600% in a week

The impact of coronavirus closures had 40,000 Coloradans applying for unemployment since Sunday, bringing the total number of official claims and new applicants in the past three weeks to at least 121,328

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41-year-old El Paso County sheriff’s deputy dies from coronavirus as deaths from disease hit 99

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jeff Hopkins had been with the agency since 2001. He was married.