Colorado spared more budget cuts for now, but an additional $1 billion in reductions looms on 2021 horizon
The state’s reserve is so minimal the slightest change will force Gov. Jared Polis to take executive action to reduce spending.
“We have nowhere to go”: Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans at risk of eviction
For one Aurora family, eviction could come as soon as this week. The case against them was filed before Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order pausing evictions went into effect.
Colorado school districts fear coronavirus relief money won’t make up for budget cuts
Gov. Jared Polis has said repeatedly that he intends to give districts as much flexibility as possible, but federal rules deem that it be used by the end of the calendar year for purposes related to COVID response
Ute tribes reimagine Bear Dances, a key ceremony of renewal, as coronavirus locks down Colorado reservations
As Colorado eases coronavirus restrictions, Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute tribal councils have voted to maintain strict protective measures
Colorado Democrats unveil plan for $70 million in federal coronavirus aid, including small business loans and renter help
Republicans say they were not consulted on the state’s CARES Act spending once again.
Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.
The Department of Transportation is expected to OK the end of the “mountain hopper” that circles from Dallas to Eagle, Aspen and Montrose and back to Texas to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines
How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears
The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart
Colorado governor announces distribution of $1.6 billion in federal coronavirus aid; most of it directed to education
The money was given to Colorado through the passage of the CARES Act. Legislative leaders cautioned that the money won’t solve the state’s budget problems.
Colorado’s CARES Act money doesn’t do enough for colleges and students, higher education leaders say
In total, the Colorado colleges and universities received $173.3 million from the CARES Act
Opinion: Colorado public employees are critical to the coronavirus response
Federal coronavirus loans slow as Colorado businesses wonder if they’ll actually be forgiven
With rules being updated frequently, there’s a growing range of interpretations to that basic guideline — and it’s scaring the small businesses that need the money the most
Fly from Aspen to Montrose for $30? Airlines are being allowed to cut small-airport service during coronavirus
With air travel contracting to 5% of pre-coronavirus levels, airlines now are allowed to cut some airports. Analysts project Colorado vacation towns aren’t on the chopping block.
“It saved us”: A recent infusion of federal funds is helping Colorado’s rural hospitals stay afloat
The funds will help rural facilities keep their doors open amid the coronavirus crisis, but it’s unclear how far the money will stretch
Coloradans in the U.S. illegally — and their citizen families — were denied coronavirus aid. Will the state step in?
Democratic lawmakers and advocates want to follow California’s lead and offer assistance regardless of citizenship status