What’s Working: Denver business leaders say $45,000 is the new “scrape-by” wage
More women and people of color fall below that wage so here’s how to help them move up. Plus: Colorado Republicans ask for end to federal unemployment benefits; a company's expansion adds 100 jobs and lots of other actual jobs
What’s Working: Seasonal hiring sputtering for restaurants, resorts across Colorado
Plus: Restaurants push for more federal aid, jobless data adjusted due to fraud and more.
Unemployed Coloradans want work that pays a livable wage as employers struggle to fill openings
The restaurant industry in particular is finding it difficult to hire help, but economists say the labor shortage is more of a pandemic blip in an economy already facing a tight labor market before COVID-19 struck.
Opinion: To help save Colorado restaurants, we need another round of alcohol to go
It won't make up for all the lost revenue from the last year, but it will give restaurants a much-needed boost to keep moving towards recovery.
Colorado restaurants are funding farming and ranching projects that suck carbon from the atmosphere
Some see regenerative agriculture as a key way to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air worsening climate change.
Colorado may permanently allow cocktails to-go as bill makes its way through the legislature
A previous executive order from Democratic Gov. Jared Polis allowing takeout alcohol was scheduled to expire this summer.
What’s Working: Why there are at least 2,314 new technology jobs in Colorado
Plus, the latest on federal aid for restaurants and entertainment venues, fraud updates, and overpayment issues for the unemployed.
Casa Bonita, which has been closed during coronavirus, files for bankruptcy
Casa Bonita in Lakewood, famous for its cliff divers, a 30-foot waterfall and festive decorations, filed for bankruptcy protection on April 6
Big idea: Colorado could extend to-go cocktails beyond coronavirus to make them the “law of the land”
A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to let restaurants sell to-go cocktails, beer and wine forever. Liquor stores want the brakes pumped.
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.
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