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Unemployed Coloradans may have to wait 2-4 weeks before getting more federal aid

The good news is that an upgrade to the state labor department's computer systems may speed things along. But people whose benefits ended Dec. 26 will likely need to take action to get future payments.

Emails show negotiations involving Colorado governor, cigarette giant that led to tobacco tax hike

The emails obtained by The Sun were included in lawsuits filed in Denver District Court and federal court against Gov. Jared Polis and backed by the discount cigarette company Liggett Vector Brands Inc. seeking to invalidate a minimum-price clause in Proposition EE

Xcel Energy moves up closure dates for coal-fired power plant near Steamboat Springs

Hayden Generating Station units 1 and 2 will be closed without layoffs of 75 people who work there, utility giant says as it moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.

Colorado unemployment office clarifies what people on unemployment need to do by Jan. 5

An email sent to more than 500,000 out-of-work Coloradans was corrected on Monday with the Labor Department asking users to disregard some of the information.

Colorado’s unemployment system slammed after email about jobless benefits is erroneously sent to many who are ineligible

The Colorado Department of Labor says the email “erroneously instructed” unemployed people to make a request for payment but not all were eligible. The note was intended to inform everyone about a computer upgrade and not about expiring or renewed federal benefits.

What’s Working: Small business funding available, back to business in 2021, Colorado unemployment updates and more

Plus: New unemployment system launches Jan. 10, new rules for employers, and how to start your own business

Hutchins’ year in review: Here’s what happened in Colorado’s media world in 2020

Good riddance to a bad year of layoffs, furloughs and further cuts. But it also saw greater collaboration.

New Year, new minimum wage: Colorado’s hourly rate jumps to $12.32 an hour

The increase worries businesses already reeling from pandemic restrictions, including restaurants where tipped workers will get $9.30 an hour. Others say it’s long overdue.

“Outdoor Business Town USA”: Steamboat Springs has become a proving ground for outdoor innovation

Routt County's playground is a “perfect package” for enticing and fostering outdoor recreation entrepreneurs

A look at Steamboat Springs’ long list of outdoor businesses

With an educated workforce, easy airport access and great product-testing grounds right out the office door, Steamboat Springs is a true hotbed of outdoor businesses. Here are some companies that call the Routt County town home.

Colorado governor moves to loosen level-red coronavirus restrictions as cases decline

The Democrat said that he is asking the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move counties that had been under level-red restrictions to level-orange restrictions starting on Monday

As 2020 winds down, renter programs get more money as Colorado’s state eviction moratorium is set to end

Funds to help people struggling with rent and mortgages payments are replenished as landlord applications for aid quadruples. Meanwhile, the federal eviction ban was extended to Jan. 31 as part of the new federal relief bill

Colorado has the 9th worst economy among states in 3rd quarter

Colorado's unemployment rate has remained stagnant at around 6% for the past three months while the U.S. has reported a decrease from 7.9% to 6.7% over the same time frame

United Airlines will begin flying the 737 Max out of Denver in February

Southwest Airlines, which also has a hub in Denver and has 737 Max airplanes, says it’s not sure when it will resume operating the plane out of the Mile High City

Grand Junction keeps its grave for radioactive, Cold War dirt thanks to new coronavirus-aid package

Trump’s signature means a disposal site can remain open for another decade, averting millions of dollars in added expenses

FBI aids in investigation of gas pipeline sabotage that turned heat off in Aspen

Black Hills Energy "hopeful“ to begin re-lights for residential customers by Monday evening, but a snowstorm in the forecast could slow the process.

Unemployed Coloradans won’t see federal jobless aid for weeks despite Trump signing coronavirus relief bill

The lag is due to potential changes in guidelines by the U.S. Department of Labor and the need to reprogram Colorado’s unemployment computer system

Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes, sets 2020 as historic high mark

Driven by high-end sales, real estate markets in Colorado’s resort communities have set records since July. Most resort towns saw sales through October surpass all sales in the record-setting 2019.

What’s Working: Colorado resources for the unemployed, those in need or those who’d like to support them

After another up-and-down week for unemployment benefits as new federal relief seemed final and then not, let’s focus on what’s important: People

Dark-sky designations bring the promise of starry nights — and tourist dollars — to rural Colorado

A dark-sky designation offers economic benefits, but it also advances the notion of light pollution as an environmental issue

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