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Originally, this week’s update was scheduled to include a celebration of the teams who brought home hardware from the state basketball tournaments last weekend, while also looking at the early results of the spring sport season. As most of you probably already know, that’s not going to happen.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 3, 2020 /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) ("Century Casinos" or the "Company"), announced today that its Colorado subsidiaries received approval for three Sports Betting Master Licenses ("Master Licenses"). The licenses were awarded during a special meeting of the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (the "Commission") held on April 2, 2020. In addition, the Commission awarded Circa Sports Colorado LLC, the Company's partner for one of its Master Licenses, with a temporary Internet Sports Betting Operator License.

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LAKEWOOD, Colo., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The global COVID-19 crisis has brought rapid change to the world of business, education, socialization, and more. Increasingly, schools and businesses are having to get creative and make big changes to how they operate and what they offer. This forced innovation has not worked very well for many schools or for those students suddenly stuck at home. For The Taft University System, which has been providing distance education for over 40 years, it is business as usual.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus on the Family has launched a free streaming platform for families called Focus@Home. The platform features some of Focus' most popular content, including the animated video series "Adventures in Odyssey" and "McGee and Me," and video series and feature films such as "Last Chance Detectives," "Every Boy Needs a Hero" and "Mully."

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While it’s not fun to imagine, now is an important time to create a plan for your pet in case you get sick. Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association strongly encourages you to be prepared and walk through the following steps to ensure your pets will be well cared for in the event of an emergency:

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Ovintiv Inc. (NYSE, TSX: OVV) restructured its crude oil derivatives positions to provide additional downside protection for the balance of 2020. In addition, the Company now plans to further reduce its second quarter investments by an additional $200 million, bringing total capital reductions in the second quarter to $500 million. Updated hedge and sensitivity tables are included within this release.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Ovintiv Inc. (NYSE, TSX: OVV) restructured its crude oil derivatives positions to provide additional downside protection for the balance of 2020. In addition, the Company now plans to further reduce its second quarter investments by an additional $200 million, bringing total capital reductions in the second quarter to $500 million. Updated hedge and sensitivity tables are included within this release.

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BOULDER, Colo., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace recently delivered a cryostat to the University of Arizona for NASA's Galactic/Extragalactic Ultralong-Duration Balloon Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO), a long-duration balloon mission that will map out parts of the Milky Way and Large Magellanic Cloud galaxies to determine the life cycle of interstellar gas, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in the vicinity of the center of the Milky Way.

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) ("Riot" or the "Company"), one of the few Nasdaq listed public cryptocurrency mining companies in the United States, announces a production update for the month of March 2020.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) ("Cimarex" or the "Company") announced today that, due to the current situation regarding the public health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations within the State of Oklahoma on all non-essential gatherings of individuals, the Company has changed the format of its annual meeting of shareholders from a physical in-person meeting to a virtual webcast, and invites shareholders to participate remotely. The Company expects future annual meetings to be held in person or potentially as hybrid in-person and virtual meetings.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ - Intermap Technologies ("Intermap" or the "Company"), today provided updates on its business related to COVID-19 and on the timing of its regulatory filings.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Intermap Technologies ("Intermap" or the "Company"), today provided updates on its business related to COVID-19 and on the timing of its regulatory filings.

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Ballotpedia is providing comprehensive coverage on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting America’s political and civic life. Our coverage includes how federal, state, and local governments are responding, and the effects those responses are having on campaigns and elections.

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today announced the transition of its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, scheduled for April 29 at 7:30 a.m. Mountain time, from an in-person to a virtual-only meeting to support the health and wellbeing of our employees, shareholders and community due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: AMPE), a pre-revenue development stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of immunology based therapies to treat prevalent inflammatory conditions announced today that it was featured on a FOX segment titled, "Englewood pharmaceutical company looking to treat COVID-19 patients with anti-inflammatory drug," reported by an affiliated television station in Denver, Colorado. The primary cause of death associated with SARS-Cov-2 ("COVID-19") infection is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ("ARDS"), and there are no approved treatments for ARDS or COVID-19. The segment featured the Company's application to the FDA to study the treatment of COVID-19 induced ARDS with nebulized Ampion.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Blockchain Week (VBW), the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry's most ambitious virtual conference experience, unveiled today dates and speakers for the week-long event featuring the biggest names in blockchain. The 7-day event will take place online at VirtualBlockchainWeek.com. Virtual Blockchain Week will be hosted by Joel Comm and Travis Wright of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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WINDSOR, Colo., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, RealOrganized, Inc. announced the availability of a new complimentary "Friendship" training program geared towards helping Real Estate agent maintain and build relationships with friends, past clients, relatives, and neighbors using RealtyJuggler Real Estate Software.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Journey Inc. has won two prestigious awards from Enterprise Connect, the premier organization focused on enterprise communications and collaboration: Best of Enterprise Connect and Best Innovation in Customer Experience in recognition of the company's groundbreaking Trusted Identity Platform. The Journey Identity Platform is the first and only "no tradeoffs" customer identity platform, enabling companies to deliver on their commitment to security and privacy while simultaneously eliminating customer friction.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SLING TV is donating 100% of its movie rental profits to Good360 today through April 5. Good360 is a global nonprofit leader that is delivering critical supplies to healthcare providers and first responders, those quarantined, and those facing adverse economic impacts as the nation battles COVID-19.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) ("Antero Resources" or the "Company") today announced that Jacqueline C. Mutschler has been appointed to its board of directors (the "Board"), as a Class II director, effective as of March 31, 2020. Ms. Mutschler is an independent director under the director independence standards set forth in the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Mutschler's appointment increases the size of the Board to nine directors, seven of whom are independent for service on the Board.

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DENVER, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care recently announced its plans to hire at least 15,000 new employees, known as teammates, throughout 2020. Available positions range from care giving roles in centers across the U.S. to corporate support roles. For many of these open positions, previous experience in health care is not required.

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DENVER — The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) announced nearly $5 million in grants to expand access to substance use disorder treatment in rural and frontier communities. Some $929,781 bound for southeast Colorado, with $234,927 coming to Las Animas County.

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The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers repo…

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Due to COVID-19, the Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is restarting this workshop series online and removing the registration fee. SBDC wants to make it easier for you to strengthen your business during this financial crunch.

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DENVER, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), one of the nation's leading homebuilders, today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of thirty-three cents ($0.33) per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend will be paid on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 to shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

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DENVER, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TaxOps is pleased to announce that Davinia Lyon has joined the firm as a partner in corporate tax. In this role, she leads experienced teams in delivering corporate and international tax and planning, including income tax provision (ASC 740), business tax impact analysis, transfer pricing, foreign compliance and reporting, M&A and transaction due diligence, and entity restructuring.

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DENVER, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TaxOps is pleased to announce that Davinia Lyon has joined the firm as a partner in corporate tax. In this role, she leads experienced teams in delivering corporate and international tax and planning, including income tax provision (ASC 740), business tax impact analysis, transfer pricing, foreign compliance and reporting, M&A and transaction due diligence, and entity restructuring.

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DENVER, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new survey by ROI Rocket, a leading provider of market research-based consulting services, about two-in-three Americans 18 and older (65%) expect the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to plunge the country into an economic recession, if not a depression.

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Chronicle-News reader and photographer Debie Foster managed to catch the light of a recent sunset at just the perfect time in her garden south of Trinidad. “It reminds me of Easter,” Foster said. The bright blooming buttercups certainly make for a wonderful Palm Sunday disiplay. Thank you, Debie, for sharing.