Glenwood Springs High School senior Jessica Tario rings up items for a customer at Walmart, where she works as a cashier. Tario spends about as much time working at the store as she does on her classwork. (Erica Breunlin, The Colorado Sun)

“College can wait”: With families struggling, Colorado students are working to help make ends meet

As the coronavirus has rattled the economy, leading to layoffs and reduced hours for many, high school students have stepped up to help their families. Some are now delaying college plans.

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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.