Publish Premium: Our greatest tales for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

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With the beginning of faculty simply weeks away and COVID-19 nonetheless spreading in Colorado, mother and father throughout the state are grappling with the query of find out how to proceed their youngsters’s schooling.
Ship them again into the classroom the place they could be at larger threat of contracting or serving to unfold the virus? Or maintain them residence and go for distant studying?
Confronted with continually shifting college reopening plans and public well being steering, It’s a call about security and schooling. However for a lot of, it’s additionally monetary. Can mother and father even afford to remain residence to assist their children by way of on-line education?
As Elizabeth Hernandez, one in every of The Denver Publish’s schooling reporters, discovered, it’s an agonizing dilemma for a lot of mother and father as they attempt to determine what’s greatest — and possibly most practical — for his or her youngsters and households.
Learn extra in immediately’s Publish.
— Matt Sebastian, The Denver Publish 
In-person or distant studying? Colorado mother and father agonize over choice — particularly those that really feel they haven’t any alternative
Andy Cross, The Denver PostRuth Barnett-Alvarez, middle, holds her 18-month-old son Damien on the dinner desk together with her husband Matthew, left, and their children at their residence in Colorado Springs on July 29, 2020. Ruth is a paralegal and Matthew is a truck driver. Each are scuffling with whether or not to ship their children again to highschool or to try to steadiness working whereas supervising distant studying.

5 in-depth appears at Colorado within the age of coronavirus
Polis says it’s “moderately secure” to reopen colleges as Colorado tells educators find out how to deal with COVID-19 outbreaks
David Zalubowski, The Related PressColorado Governor Jared Polis holds up his face masks to make some extent throughout a information convention on the state’s efforts in opposition to the brand new coronavirus, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Denver.
Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday stated it’s “moderately secure” to reopen Colorado’s colleges within the coming weeks, because the state well being company launched particular steps native educators ought to take to deal with any COVID-19 outbreaks inside their amenities. Learn extra right here…
RELATED: Colorado lecturers apprehensive about COVID-19 protest college reopening plans

Stapleton residents vote “Central Park” as new identify; “It truly is a significant first step”
Rachel Ellis, The Denver PostPraire Younger, 4, middle, takes half in a rally in help of Stapleton neighborhood’s identify change in Central Park in Aurora on June 20, 2020.
After weeks of voting and many years of activism, a neighborhood named after a former Denver mayor and Ku Klux Klan member lastly will likely be rebranded.
Central Park quickly will develop into the brand new neighborhood identify, an ode to the inexperienced area that runs by way of city, Amanda Allshouse, the president of the board of Stapleton United Neighbors, introduced Saturday. Learn extra right here…

COVID-19 circumstances hit new weekly excessive in Colorado, however virus’ trajectory unclear
Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostSTRIDE nurse Stephanie Campell holds Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ COVID-19 take a look at after he was examined following a press convention exterior of STRIDE Neighborhood Well being Heart in Wheat Ridge on Monday, Might 18, 2020.
Instances of COVID-19 in Colorado hit a brand new excessive final week, but it surely’s not but clear if that partly displays the fallout of an early July blip.
The Colorado Division of Public Well being and Atmosphere reported 3,799 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus within the week ending Sunday, marking the sixth week of accelerating circumstances. The overall probably will rise, although, as a result of the state on Monday stated newly reported circumstances “could also be artificially low” as a result of a pc subject. Learn extra right here…

Gov. Jared Polis: “I’m calling on Coloradans to not be silly”
David Zalubowski, The Related PressColorado Governor Jared Polis makes some extent throughout a information convention on the state’s efforts in opposition to the brand new coronavirus Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Denver.
Coloradans who attend giant occasions, don’t put on masks and don’t comply with social-distancing tips aren’t solely placing themselves however others in danger, Gov. Jared Polis stated Tuesday in response to issues about a big occasion in Weld County over the weekend. Learn extra right here…

Meteorologist Marty Coniglio leaves 9News after evaluating federal troops to Nazis
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Meteorologist Marty Coniglio, a staple of Denver TV climate for 3 many years, left 9News Friday, a day after he in contrast, on social media, federal troops in U.S. cities to Nazis. Learn extra right here…

A number of extra essential tales from the previous week
+ Development begins on Denver’s second tiny-home village, aided by firm tied to bid-rigging scandal
+ Authorized motions for and in opposition to new guidelines, the prospect of future initiatives: Are the oil and gasoline wars actually over?
+ Science factors to in-person studying as secure amid COVID-19 pandemic — however is it secure sufficient for Colorado’s college districts?
+ Man suspected of firing photographs on I-225 throughout Aurora protest is arrested
+ “Horrifying.” “Terrifying.” Coloradans brace for fiscal fallout as federal $600 weekly unemployment assist ends
+ CU group feared Mark Kennedy was unqualified to be president. How has he executed main throughout a pandemic?
+ Do Colorado hospitals get extra cash for coronavirus circumstances and deaths? Sure and no.
+ Citadel Rock restaurant that defied public well being order in Might closes completely two months later
+ Westminster Public Colleges strikes to fireplace instructor over “appalling” feedback about college students with particular wants

Picture of the week
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Andy Cross, The Denver PostColorado Rockies residence opener in opposition to the San Diego Padres at Coors Subject July 31, 2020.
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