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Carman: I’ll take a shot of vaccine, a beer and the house special … with extra everything

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

Updated federal coronavirus loan program offers more relief, but not all Colorado businesses are eligible

The new congressional coronavirus relief bill now allows small businesses to deduct expenses paid for by forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan funds and other federal grants

Colorado unemployment claims are sharply rising again with restaurants seeing largest share of job cuts

The state has paid out $6.5 billion in benefits since the pandemic began, nearly the same amount as it did across three years of the Great Recession

New Colorado unemployment claims double over two-week span as businesses under COVID restrictions shed jobs

Hotels and restaurants are the top industries affected by new job claims, as battered Department of Labor deals with more fraud and investigating cases on hold for weeks, months

Colorado Democrats unveil details of their coronavirus relief plans for the special legislative session

Democrats, who are in the majority, are prioritizing eight bills for the lawmaking term that begins Monday. The aid totals about $200 million, with an additional $100 million to help Colorado's public health response.

Jim Morrissey: Colorado restaurants get short end

Drew Litton: A (short) Colorado Christmas list

More Colorado counties want entrance into Mesa County’s coronavirus “pre-check” program for restaurants

More than 600 Mesa County businesses have applied for variances to COVID-19 restrictions under a program OK’d by the state. Now Larimer and Douglas counties want the same 5-star treatment.

Defiant Colorado restaurants could lose licenses, Gov. Polis says

Numerous Larimer County businesses, including restaurants and breweries, said they will not further restrict the capacity of their operations as the county shifts to Level Red on the state's coronavirus dial.

Will Colorado’s special legislative session save restaurants? “Probably not,” industry leader says.

However, Sonia Riggs, CEO of the Colorado Restaurant Association, thinks any relief will be beneficial and may be able to help eateries at the margins

What’s Working: Ugh, what a week for Colorado restaurants, small businesses and the already unemployed

Thousands are facing unemployment again as at least 20 Colorado counties implement new COVID-19 restrictions, the end of one unemployment program, plus new jobs, updates on fraud, holds and more

Opinion: This Thanksgiving, let’s show respect for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 war

Colorado restaurants worry the governor’s latest coronavirus restrictions are the final blow

At least 15 counties will enter Colorado’s “red” coronavirus level on Friday, meaning indoor dining at restaurants must cease. Hordes of workers are losing their jobs.

What’s Working: As coronavirus cases increased, so did the number of Coloradans filing for unemployment

Plus: How Colorado restaurants are figuring out how to stay open outdoors, a free feast this Thanksgiving and the Dec. 26 doozy

COVID cooking keeps me focused on the present. (But I miss eating out.)

Downtown Denver’s hotel industry is struggling. Is it because people don’t want to be in the city center?

Even if a coronavirus vaccine comes, the hotel and convention industry can’t just hit the restart button. The uncertainty of recovery means events are getting canceled through mid-to-late 2021.

To make beer slushies and beer ice cream, one Colorado brewery is breaking all the rules

Wiley Roots Brewing in Greeley is redefining beer and drawing new audiences as the craft brewing industry faces a pandemic pinch

Colorado governor lets bars, restaurants serve alcohol until 11 p.m., but continues last-call limit for 30 more days

Bars and restaurants, furious about the limitation, sued Gov. Jared Polis over his last-call order. But a Denver District Court judge sided with the governor and kept the mandate in place.

Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.

State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.

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