Lisa Seiling, 27, shows a portion of the scar left from open heart surgery at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs. Seiling developed a heart infection -- called endocarditis -- as a result of injection heroin use. Doctors around the country say the opioid epidemic has led to a rise in the deadly heart infection. Seiling was photographed on Aug. 13, 2018. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The opioid crisis is breaking hearts in Colorado — and that’s forcing doctors to make tough choices

As the U.S., Colorado work to address the opioid epidemic, hospitals are seeing a major increase in deadly heart infections caused by injection drug use. That’s left doctors facing difficult moral and ethical decisions.

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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass