Peter Sherman, a Western Colorado University dean, decided four and half years ago that the outdoor industry needed some more leaders and that Western was the school for the job. In collaboration with Luis Benitez, Colorado's outdoor industry chief, Western State has become the first University to offer an Outdoor Industry MBA. "We developed this whole program from the ground up and we need people that can keep working but continue pursuing an education," Sherman said. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s first-in-the-nation outdoor MBA program is hitting its stride just as the industry needs it to

When Western Colorado University took the leap in 2018, it hoped to register six students — maybe even 10 — to the outdoor MBA program. They enlisted 23.

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Doctors fear for their families as they battle coronavirus with not enough protection

There's a growing chorus of American health care workers who say they’re battling the virus with far too little armor as shortages force them to reuse personal protective equipment, known as PPE, or rely on homemade substitutes. Sometimes they must even go without protection altogether.

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Colorado expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers

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Colorado drops school-day minimums, won’t make districts recoup time lost to coronavirus shutdown

Districts across the state are grappling with how to handle online instruction. Colorado Department of Education says keeping kids learning is more important than worrying about meeting traditional metrics, like hitting 160 days of instruction.