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Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020

Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.

Outdoors

Longmont may still get its long-promised RTD rail line. But it may need help from Amtrak.

Boulder County voter agreed in 2004 to tax themselves to pay FasTracks rail service and have kicked in $500 million as the 38-mile Northwest line has evolved without stops in Boulder and Longmont.

Transportation

A busy summer is pulling Colorado’s resort communities out of the coronavirus downturn. But will it last?

Resorts communities got creative this summer with open main streets and socially-distanced events. Those opportunities aren’t possible in winter, leaving town leaders fretting about future business, especially if ski resorts aren’t operating like normal.

Business

A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.

Business

Polling shows support for a tax hike to pay for a Front Range passenger train. But the devil is in the details.

The effort — showing 61% support for a sales tax increase to pay for the route — is starting off strong and supporters can make their case to state lawmakers. However, that share will likely decline when an exact tax increase is finalized.

Transportation

Snowy winter boosts Colorado ski towns to record-breaking sales tax revenues

Ski resort communities are hopeful that the big bucks spent at local businesses will translate to investments in affordable housing and a year-round recreation market

Outdoors

For many business groups, Colorado’s 2019 legislative session has been “very difficult” to navigate

Business interests breathed a sigh of relief after the paid family leave bill was turned into a study. But an equal pay measure they are concerned about is still up in the air

Business

What the $30.5 billion Colorado state budget means for you — yes, you

The spending bills for fiscal year 2020 includes pay hikes for state employees, more money for education and dozens of other programs favored by Democrats.

Politics and Government

Armstrong: Colorado’s convoluted sales tax rules punish small businesses

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s messy sales tax system could get more complicated as the state tries to tap into online revenue

In South Dakota v. Wayfair, Supreme Court ruled online taxes can't be "burdensome" for interstate sales, but Colorado's complex system will put the ruling to the test

Politics and Government

A preview of Colorado’s 2018 ballot: Taxes, roads and an existential crisis for oil and gas

Colorado's 2018 ballot questions explained, one by one

Politics and Government

Amazon positions itself to shape policy and public perception as its Colorado presence grows

The Seattle retailer is interested in drones, data privacy and beer sales. See what else its Colorado lobbyist is tracking.

Business