The Cliff Theater in Wray sits closed on the city's Main Street on May 16, 2020. Wray is the seat of Yuma County, one of the counties whose request for a variance on the safer-at-home order was rejected by the state. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Counties fear being left behind as Colorado begins granting variances to its coronavirus safer-at-home order

Eager to help businesses survive and salvage their tattered economies, about half of Colorado’s counties have applied to ease their COVID-19 restrictions and allow for things like in-person dining at restaurants. Most have not been approved.

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Michael Bennet: We will never heal until we dismantle our systemic racism

Colorado's senior U.S. senator writes about the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed

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Hickenlooper says he “tripped” on question about Black Lives Matter as race becomes a campaign issue

Democratic candidate Andrew Romanoff pounces on his rival’s misstep, which came a week before mail ballots go to voters

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Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes spur inspections, promises of fines

In Colorado, more than 730 residents of nursing homes and senior care centers have died after contracting the disease