What’s Working: Forgivable loans for the unemployed, the end of pandemic jobless benefits is next week
Get back on the roller coaster that is Unemployed Colorado, which heads into the last week of federal unemployment benefits. What’s next plus: Dashboards, fraud updates and more!5:16 AM MST
Exam finds multiple cracks in part of United Airlines jet engine that exploded over Denver
The Pratt & Whitney engine had been used on 2,979 flights since its last inspection, the NTSB said
JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley shuts down so workers can get COVID-19 vaccine shots
Workers at the plant where six employees and a corporate manager died from the coronavirus will receive 4 hours of pay plus a $100 bonus for getting the vaccine.
Coronavirus has taught Colorado school kids one key lesson: resilience
They have faced continued uncertainty, lost out on sporting events and missed time with friends. Through it all, kids have learned how to cope.
Colorado’s smallest small businesses can now get larger federal coronavirus loans
Many sole proprietors opted for unemployment last year. This time around, even tiny businesses that lost money are eligible for larger Payroll Protection Program loans.
Avalanche investigators testifying in criminal case could have “chilling effect,” warns Colorado AG
State Attorney General says testimony of Colorado Avalanche Information Center boss Ethan Green in first-ever criminal case involving an avalanche could hinder reporting and damage the research function of the agency.
Colorado could soon be required to help every person leaving prison get a photo ID
A photo ID is needed to access basic services and government benefits, get a job or open a bank account. But currently, not every Colorado prisoner gets help obtaining one.
Elijah McClain’s mom says his death sparked push for change
"It's his character that people are connecting to," said Sheneen McClain about the activism sparked by the death of her son Elijah McClain.
Custer County drops all of its coronavirus-related restrictions
Commissioners in the rural Colorado county cited major declines in coronavirus cases and progress in vaccinations
70-year-old Colorado man arrested in 1982 murders of two women
Alan Lee Phillips, of the mountain hamlet of Dumont, was being held in Park County Jail on suspicion of killing Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29.
Aurora officials discuss Elijah McClain investigation at City Council meeting
A few city council members faulted the investigation commissioned by the city and defended police's right to stop the 23-year-old Black man in what they said was a high crime area
International fraud rings with “local nexus” are attacking Colorado’s unemployment system, investigators suspect
The state has flagged 1.1 million unemployment claims as possible fraud since the pandemic began. No charges have been filed, but AG Phil Weiser has created a task force to find the culprits.
Recent snowstorms are barely scratching the surface of Colorado’s ongoing drought
The state needed an above-average snow year this winter to reverse the drought’s momentum. Forecasts for the next few months aren’t optimistic, either.
Rural Americans in pharmacy deserts hurting for COVID vaccines
111 rural counties, mostly between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, have no pharmacy that can give the vaccines. But counties in Colorado pharmacy deserts still are getting vaccines to residents.
From pets to parks, coronavirus reshaped many Coloradans’ relationship with their surroundings
The isolation that accompanied shutdowns and mandates changed the way we regard lots of things, and some of those changes could endure
Three Colorado college programs aim to help people with disabilities join the workforce. The state is opening doors, too.
Real-life job skills honed over four years boost people with cognitive and developmental disabilities toward the independent future of their choosing.
The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis
“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and his longtime partner, Marlon Reis, are engaged
The couple has been together for 17 years and have two children. Polis popped the question at a tense moment.
Coalition demands fence line monitors, tougher caps at Suncor to protect Colorado communities
Activists and legislators from Denver and Pueblo want the state to put teeth into environmental justice for communities of color.
Xcel Energy floats “Power Pathway” plan to bring wind, solar power to cities from rural Colorado
Xcel still needs the blessing of state regulators and the agreement of other Colorado utilities before the $1.7 billion project to build 560 miles of transmission lines proceeds.