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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Denver school board to parents: It’s important to store guns safely at home

The resolution says research shows secure firearm storage is associated with large reductions in the risk of self-inflicted and unintentional firearm injuries among children

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Five takeaways from Colorado’s 2019-20 student census

Colorado’s public school enrollment nudged up this year — propelled by changes in full-day kindergarten, according to official numbers released Thursday.

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West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.