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Second and third cases of more-contagious coronavirus variant confirmed in Colorado

The third case is in a staff member at the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons, a state-run nursing home in Aurora

Colorado to make up to 1 million rapid coronavirus tests available to schools

The BINAXNow tests from Abbott Laboratories can be used at home or at school and provide results within 15 minutes

Summit County ahead of schedule when it comes to vaccine distribution

A close relationship between the mountain county's public health officials and emergency managers has kept distribution on pace. But there are no guarantees that all people age 70 and older will get a shot before February.

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.

41 Colorado counties had level-red coronavirus metrics on New Year’s Eve. They’re now under level-orange restrictions.

Eight counties had already moved to level orange and the remaining 33 were allowed to move up on Monday.

Your nose knows you have COVID before you do. Is a scratch-and-sniff card the best tool for mass testing?

Researchers at the University of Colorado and Yale have developed a smell test they estimate can be as effective for coronavirus surveillance as regular PCR tests

On Edge: In the wake of furloughs, closings, suicides, a Breckenridge businessman searches for balance

You don’t return to normal, or what passes for it, when kids in your town kill themselves, Dick Carleton says.

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.

He survived the Columbine massacre. Now Frank DeAngelis is applying the coping lessons he learned to coronavirus.

DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School during the 1999 mass shooting there. It prepared him for the trauma of COVID-19.

On Edge: With family missing in Ethiopia’s civil war, Denver woman says her “mind is the hardest place to be”

The anxieties of 2020 in the U.S. amplified in November, when Millete Birhanemaskel's family members went missing when their home region was bombed by the Ethiopian government.

Stories of fear, hope, survival and reflection from the year that was 2020

Our annual round-up of Colorado narrative stories highlights the themes that, for better or worse, will make 2020 hard to forget. We want you to add your favorites.

In a Colorado long-term care facility during coronavirus, and desperate to get out

There are significant barriers that keep people in nursing homes that they would rather not live in. Affordable housing is a huge one.

County Line Road in Erie is a coronavirus response fault line

Businesses along the road marking the line between Weld and Boulder counties struggle with conflicting coronavirus regulations.

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

Colorado reshuffles its coronavirus vaccination plan, moves essential workers and people 70 and older up in line

Teachers, state lawmakers and some journalists have also been moved up in priority

Judge dismisses ACLU lawsuit against Gov. Polis seeking to reduce prison population during COVID-19

“The Court does not have the power to declare the Governor’s alleged failure to act unconstitutional,” according to the ruling

Man who tested positive for more contagious coronavirus variant is Colorado National Guard soldier

The soldier, who is in his 20s, was deployed at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Simla, where the Colorado National Guard was responding to an outbreak at the facility

Thousands of families redshirted their preschoolers and kindergarteners. Will they swell Colorado schools next fall?

Districts could face larger classes of young learners come 2021, which may result in bigger class sizes or hiring challenges amid strapped budgets.

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 now has enough coronavirus vaccine for all frontline health care workers — and is poised to move into Phase 1b

About 9,000 people are being vaccinated a day in the state, Colorado National Guard general says

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