The darkened, empty casino floor of the Ameristar Black Hawk casino, shuttered due to statewide coronavirus orders, is pictured on April 27, 2020. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado casinos went bust when coronavirus hit. Here’s why they see a lucky streak ahead.

Casinos in Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek -- which are hemorrhaging money because of the closures -- are putting on some fresh paint, sanitizing and imagining how they can reopen with gamblers keeping their distance.

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“An extremely, extremely challenging day”: Widespread destruction feared after East Troublesome fire explodes

The blaze swept at a rate of 6,000 an hour across Grand County on Wednesday night toward Grand Lake and through an area packed with homes, lodges and other businesses

Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adults

The alleged fraud was uncovered after Moffat County fell behind on abuse and neglect reports, and the state sent in a team of 15 caseworkers to clean up the mess

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Denver’s unique sales tax to fight climate change could be a blueprint for future action nationwide

Ballot measure 2A is part of Denver’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in the city, but some are concerned about regressive nature of the tax