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What’s Working: Gig companies want workers back and are paying bonuses in Colorado

Plus: Where to find a job in Colorado, how the unemployed are getting IDme’s attention, and why small businesses shouldn’t wait to apply for another Paycheck Protection loan.

Economy
5:41 AM MDT

SunLit Interview: For Martin J. Smith, “Going to Trinidad” launched a challenging odyssey

From puzzling over a cousin's transition years earlier to tackling the complex nuances of gender, the author found his two-year nonfiction project revealed many things -- including his own naiveté

SunLit
3:00 AM MDT

Exclusive excerpt from “Going to Trinidad”: A patient arrives at a gender-confirmation crossroads

For 41 years, Dr. Stanley Biber's practice made the southern Colorado town a destination for the surgery. Upon her arrival, Claudine Griggs reflected on how she got there.

SunLit
3:00 AM MDT

Opinion: 18 years after the Concorde’s last flight, supersonic air travel will soon be ready for another takeoff

It's been 24 years since a supersonic passenger jet landed at DIA. Now, Colorado’s Boom Technology is among the firms that are part of a resurgence in supersonic flight interest.

Opinion Columns
2:55 AM MDT

Colorado is in its fourth coronavirus wave as more contagious variants become dominant among cases

“More than 50% of positive cases that are occurring in the state are now due to variants of COVID-19,” Dr. Rachel Herlihy said

Coronavirus

Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative

Transportation

Former state Rep. Rochelle Galindo acquitted of charge that she provided alcohol to a minor

Galindo, a Democrat, stepped down less than a year into her term representing Weld County amid a sexual assault allegation and as Republicans were attempting to recall her

Collectibles took off in Colorado during COVID, but it wasn’t just trading cards. A virtual slam dunk sold for five figures.

Coloradans helped fuel the run on digital sports card equivalents called non fungible tokens, crypto art and traditional cards with record numbers. And they're climbing.

Coloradans

Mark Walter, who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings

Billionaire has bought several restaurants, bars and shops on Elk Avenue, but he’s not revealing details about his plan for the historic buildings.

Outdoors

What’d I Miss?: Looking away from the Derek Chauvin trial for a death everyone saw

Opinion

Drew Litton: Colorado voters safe at home

Opinion

Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned

More than $10 million in spending made a difference in upsetting three congressional incumbents over the past decade. State-level allocations also moved the needle.

Politics and Government

Colorado Tourism Office boss suddenly shown the door to dismay of officials across the state

During her 6 years at the helm, Cathy Ritter pioneered a national movement toward sustainable tourism. Pat Meyers, Colorado’s new director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, dismissed her on his first day.

Business

Amid violence and COVID, the memory of my grandfather stands as an inspiration

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Opinion

Opinion: A Colorado education leader sees opportunity emerging from the COVID-19 chaos

Over the last year, in too many communities across the country, closed public systems have lurched from one crisis to the next, failing to either solve present challenges or imagine a different future.

Opinion Columns

Colorado is expecting another explosive wildfire year, but the state may be more prepared this time

The state’s Wildfire Preparedness Plan, released Thursday, notes that even as 2021 is shaping up to repeat the chaos of last year, agencies are collaborating more and have better support.

Wildfire

President Biden will regulate gun device possibly used in Boulder shooting, make it more difficult to buy

Guns with so-called stabilizing braces will be added to the list of weapons and devices regulated under the National Firearms Act. That means buyers will have pay an extra $200 and submit more identifying information to the government

Politics and Government

Colorado already allows prescription drug imports from Canada. Lawmakers want to open it up to more countries.

Colorado and 11 other states want to expand programs to directly import medications, most of which are manufactured in other countries. The law passed in 2019 to allow Canadian imports hasn't yet been implemented.

Health

Thousands of new openings post to Colorado’s official job board each week. Here’s where they come from.

Not all jobs end up on Connecting Colorado. But finding a job or hiring for one in Colorado will always require a multi-search strategy to suss out who’s qualified and what jobs are legit.

Economy

Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020

Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.

Outdoors
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