Cristos Coffee barista Sophia Athanasoulis, 16, prepares a beverage for a customer on May 1, 2020. She's one of a dozen workers at the shop, located on the Weld County side of Erie, Colorado. Co-owner Grace Hardy said she was able to keep all of her workers on the job during the coronavirus shutdown. (Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s unemployment rate improves to 7.4% as more people return to work after coronavirus cuts

About 97,500 Coloradans stopped looking for work during July. There are still 300,000 on unemployment.

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To test or not to test? Colorado educators and advocates divided on CMAS in a pandemic

Federal and state law require standardized tests — in Colorado, that’s CMAS for students in third through eighth grade

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$5 million bond for man accused of killing 12-year-old Greeley girl in 1984

Prosecutors said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to charge Steve Pankey, 69, with the killing of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews

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Colorado student, scientist named Time Magazine’s “Kid of the Year”

Gitanjali Rao, a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch who lives in the city of Lone Tree, was selected from more than 5,000 nominees