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Colorado ski resort operators turbo-charged technology last season, and many of the upgrades are here to stay

"COVID accelerated everything,” one ski resort operator says. “We took a multiyear process and did it in like five months.”

Outdoors

JBS ransomware attack disrupts meat production across the globe, including at Greeley plant

JBS didn't say which of its 84 U.S. facilities were closed Monday and Tuesday because of the attack. But a union official confirmed that two shifts at the company's largest U.S. beef plant, in Greeley, were canceled Tuesday.

Business

Opinion: Recycling water has to become the norm because it is too scarce and too valuable to waste

Opinion

Colorado reopens its unemployment system after long-awaited computer upgrade. Nearly 30,000 request payments.

The new system, however, is still not ready to handle the new 11 weeks of extended federal jobless payments for gig workers and those who’ve exhausted state benefits

Economy

Colorado leads lawsuit from federal government, states accusing Facebook of “predatory” conduct

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is on the executive committee of attorneys general conducting the probe

Business

Opinion: Embracing technology will propel Colorado’s economic recovery from COVID-19

Opinion Columns

Colorado partners with Apple, Google to allow for coronavirus exposure notification on cellphones

The system will work in the background of people's everyday lives if they choose to opt-in to the service or download the app

Coronavirus

Colorado pours $2M into internet access for families while partnering with providers like T-Mobile to expand broadband

Broadband access is “a non-negotiable” for students and families, particularly with many learning from home, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes says.

Education

Why thousands of Colorado students disconnected from school despite hotspots and internet deals

Some lawmakers, superintendents, and education advocates are calling for a fundamental shift in the way Colorado thinks about internet access

Education

Secretive Palantir, which recently relocated to Denver, lifts veil before Wall Street stock sale

In filings with the Security and Exchange Commission Tuesday, Palantir presented a first public look at its financials — which included $580 million in losses last year — and its heavy reliance on government contracts.

Business

With classes set to start online next week, Denver schools are short thousands of computers

School is scheduled to start again in Denver on Monday. Classes will be conducted virtually until at least mid-October, when the district will assess whether it’s safe to reopen campuses.

Education

In rural Crowley County, a safe return to in-person school is really the only option

The challenges of distance learning hit schools on the high plains of southeast Colorado especially hard. With fewer resources than larger, wealthier urban districts, Crowley County relied on dedicated educators to try to fill the gap.

Education

Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.

Education

Opinion: How technology is shaping the brave new world of health care in the coronavirus era

Opinion Columns

Broadcom orders its software employees to return to work a week before Colorado will allow others

That’s unusual for a tech company, where remote work is easier than many other jobs. Colorado Technology Association says some members even may switch to hybrid work-at-home model post coronavirus.

Technology

How do you study online without a computer or internet access? It’s a reality for many Colorado kids.

As school districts roll out online learning after coronavirus shut down schools, about 55,000 Colorado students don’t have access to a device and 64,000 don’t have access to the internet

Education

A co-worker’s death, coincidence and imperfect societal safety nets converged to inspire a novel

Author Wendy J. Fox chose the mid-2000s for much of the setting for "If the Ice Had Held" in spite of -- and in some ways because of -- its dated technology

SunLit Interviews

How Colorado lined up child care for 1,000 essential workers in one week

As frontline workers step up to care for coronavirus patients, child care providers are stepping up to care for their children.

Education

Writing a term paper on a cell phone? For Colorado college students forced off campus by coronavirus, that may be the best option.

As Colorado universities shift to online classes to shield themselves from COVID-19, students lacking computers and internet access may have to get creative

Education

Tech startups come to the Mountain West, but can they grow?

The news is not all good. There’s still a growing gap between available STEM jobs and people to fill them.

Business
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