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What’s Working: Why nearly 100,000 out-of-work Coloradans were excluded from an unemployment benefit that is now ending early

Keep reading to learn about free job training, who’s hiring in Colorado and why some unemployment cases remain are still on hold months later.

Anticipating a bust, the Colorado coal town of Craig gets an unexpected boost

Northwest Colorado is grieving the looming loss of a major industry and the pandemic has hurt. But the broader economy is beginning to perk up. "We are not victims," Craig chamber boss says.

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

Opinion: Why cutting EPA red tape is crucial to Colorado’s future

Opinion: Why Colorado is a top state for female entrepreneurs

Opinion: Building a culture of resilience to overcome adversity

Opinion: What “Build Back Better” recovery could mean for Colorado

Opinion: Bridging the digital divide will accelerate learning and economic growth

Opinion: Let’s create jobs in the outdoors because hard work pays off for all of us

Opinion: Poverty, a pandemic and protests have laid bare Colorado’s deep and persistent inequality

Opinion: For Colorado local governments, suing over climate change is not the answer

A rural venture capital fund in Colorado is offering $275,000 investment to winner of virtual pitch series

West Slope Startup Week has gone virtual and so have pitch meetings for funders who backed 14 rural Colorado startups in two years.

Colorado’s rural pharmacies wrestle against big business to remain community cornerstones

1,230 rural pharmacies have closed since 2003, including 45 in Colorado. Some blame benefit management companies that reimburse for medications at less than they cost to buy.

Opinion: Tread lightly when looking at cuts to Colorado’s economic-development programs

Opinion: Infrastructure projects outside major metro areas will stimulate recovery

Opinion: How Colorado can innovate for health, equity and security as we rebuild

Opinion: A sure but not simple path to Colorado’s economic recovery

How the closure of two Vail restaurants shows coronavirus’ domino effect on the food-service economy

Hundreds of workers and business owners in the Eagle Valley felt the pinch when Matt Morgan was forced to close Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard in Vail Village.

This is how much Colorado’s mountain communities stand to lose without skiing, restaurants, bars and lodging 

As mountain communities grind to close, coronavirus and economic worries turn to summer. “It’s time to show the world how tough we really are,” Telluride tourism chief says. 

Sculptors at a Lafayette mannequin factory are shaping more realistic body types for stores worldwide

Fusion Specialties — the largest mannequin brand in the world — has revolutionized one corner of the fashion industry by sculpting more "inclusive forms"

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