Volunteers and staff members for the Denver Metro Emergency Food Network package meals to be delivered to community members during the coronavirus crisis. The network has delivered over 90,000 meals to hungry and homebound Coloradans since they started on March 18. (Moe Clark, The Colorado Sun)

How an emergency food network grew out of the coronavirus crisis to deliver 90,000 free meals to Coloradans

The Denver Metro Emergency Food Network hopes to deliver 250,000 meals by June 1. And they want to extend the network far beyond the coronavirus crisis.

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Paycheck Protection Loans still available to Colorado small businesses as changes make them more tolerable

A congressional fix extends the period businesses have to use their money and still have their loans forgiven. It also lets owners use more money on rent and addresses employees who don’t return to work

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Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down reservations

As the state eases restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures for southwest Colorado reservations. That has forced cultural traditions to be observed at a distance.

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GOCO transition to new strategy for grant distribution opens coming year for coronavirus relief

The lottery-funded trust hopes to streamline its grantmaking process to allow larger-scale projects and equitable distribution of funds. GOCO set up the coming year as a transitional period and the fund plans to use the year to distribute more than $15 million in COVID-19 relief to its partners and Colorado communities.