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Bills Due? Relief Is Available For Coloradans Affected By Coronavirus

A new month is upon us and that means it's time to pay the bills. But with so many Americans out of work due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, some housing, utility and financial service providers — both local and national — are adjusting their payment options.

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Finding Columbia spotted frogs in Utah's mountains is not easy. But it's possible, with a guide like Paula Trater. She leads a visitor down a dirt path, then through mucky wetlands filled with cattails and a riot of birdsong.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about the concerns of renters in Fort Collins as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact our economy. Plus, what economic relief measures are available to Coloradans. We will also hear from a man who is playing outdoor concerts at the retirement center where he lives, look at how COVID-19 is affecting daycare services and get a preview of what’s at stake in the 2020 census count.

Updated at 7:40 p.m. ET

America must brace for 100,000 or more people to die in the coming months in the coronavirus pandemic, the White House's response team warned Tuesday.

"As sobering a number as that is, we should be prepared for it," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top immunologist helping to steer White House policy on the disaster. "No one is denying the fact that we are going through a very, very difficult time right now."

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A new month is upon us and that means it's time to pay the bills. But with so many Americans out of work due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, some housing, utility and financial service providers — both local and national — are adjusting their payment options.

The U.S. sport climbing team’s hopes and aspirations are on pause after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed for a year due to the COVID–19 pandemic. 

As the U.S. Forest Service prepares for the wildfire season, it must also confront COVID-19.

Already the agency's put a stop to prescribed burning. And it says it will continue fire suppression and other activities with guidance from the CDC.

Gov. Jared Polis closed all preschool through grade 12 schools until April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As school districts return from spring break, students and teachers are moving to an online learning format.

KUNC's Stephanie Daniel recently spoke to Madeline Noblett, executive director of communications at Poudre School District in Larimer County, to learn more about the district's transition to remote learning.

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In times of distress, a quote from Mr. Rogers often comes up: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

In a recurring segment, KUNC is collecting stories of local "helpers," people who are going above and beyond to aid others during this time of crisis.

Jake Billington has worked at the livestock auction at the Twin Falls Livestock Commission in southern Idaho for 28 years.


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Gov. Jared Polis said Monday the dramatic social distancing measures residents are taking in Colorado appear to be working.

Polis said new testing results suggest the spread of the COVID-19 may be slowing days after schools, bars and restaurants were ordered to close their doors around the state. He reported it is now taking five days for cases of the virus to double statewide.

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Ways You Can Help During The Coronavirus Outbreak

COVID-19 has created major disruptions in our community, and many of our neighbors are in need of help. Here are some ways you can offer assistance.

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COVID-19 Resources

Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 in Colorado, the science and data behind the outbreak, along with a mix of local and national news here.

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KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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