Jen Tarwater works through a Spanish exercise with sixth-grade students at Telluride Intermediate School. Tarwater, a recent college graduate, teaches a sixth-grade Spanish class at the school. (William Woody, Special to the Colorado Sun)

Gov. Jared Polis expects many Colorado schools open this fall. But classes will look very different.

The Democratic governor says schools may close periodically when “there’s an inevitable outbreak.”

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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

Culture Primary category in which blog post is published

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.