Store owner Erika Righter gets some help from her son, Miles Ramirez, 5, on June 2, 2020 in Denver, Colorado, as she prepares to reopen her business Hope Tank after closing in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.

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Mosley? Meadowlark? Peterson?: Stapleton neighborhood will vote on list of replacement names

The neighborhood was named for former Denver Mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton, who was a member of the KKK

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About 1,000 homes evacuated as wildfire ignites in Evergreen

There have been no reports of injuries or destroyed structures

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Table tennis got the lion’s share of Colorado’s first $25 million in sports betting wagers

Sports wagering is supposed to pump money into Colorado’s Water Plan, but the pandemic is tossing more uncertainty into the bet lawmakers made