Xcel Energy's $1.3-billion 750-megawatt Comanche 3 coal-fired unit, shown here in a Jan. 26, 2020, photo, went into operation in 2010. It's the state's largest coal-burning power plant. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado regulators probe why the coal-fired Comanche 3 power plant has been out of service for months

Xcel Energy customers have been paying for the $1.3 billion plant since it opened in Pueblo 10 years ago and now are picking up the tab for costly repairs and electricity purchased to meet summer demand

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Cameron Peak fire 100% contained after 112 days

The fire started Aug. 13 in the Roosevelt National Forest between Cameron Peak and the Chambers Lake Campground, destroying 461 structures

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New Colorado unemployment claims double over two-week span as businesses under COVID restrictions shed jobs

Hotels and restaurants are the top industries affected by new job claims, as battered Department of Labor deals with more fraud and investigating cases on hold for weeks, months

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“Stretched thin”: Colorado superintendent survey highlights concerns with teacher burnout, learning loss

The findings highlight the problems school districts need to solve this year — and the potentially long-lasting consequences of a year or more of disrupted learning