Students in Barbara Haggerty's third grade class at Pennock Elementary School are already hard at work inside their classroom at the start of another school year on August 22, 2019 in Brighton. Pennock and other schools in the 27J District are on a four day school week, taking every Monday off. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado begins education cuts: teacher loan forgiveness, mentor grants, scholarships

Most of the identified $2.8 million in education cuts are to new programs that were not fully implemented yet or relate to activities that schools aren’t doing because they closed to in-person instruction in March

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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 Colorado reservations

As Colorado eases coronavirus restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures

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GOCO’s transition to new grant distribution strategy creates avenue for Colorado coronavirus relief

The lottery-funded trust hopes to streamline its grantmaking process to allow larger-scale projects and equitable distribution of funds