The first group of scientists on the MOSAiC project lands on an ice floe. Stefan Hendricks (l) exams a potential ice floe for MOSAiC. Olaf Stenzel protects the group as a polar bear guard. Sept. 30, 2019. Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Esther Horvath (Creative Commons-BY 4.0)

The largest Arctic science expedition in history finds itself on increasingly thin ice because of coronavirus

COVID-19 is just one of many setbacks for hundreds of scientists, including one from Colorado, pursuing critical climate questions in the world’s most remote and inhospitable environment

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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.