State Sen. Larry Crowder, of Alamosa, explains on March 25, 2019, why he was among the five Republicans absent for a vote Friday night on the red flag gun bill. The absences and the Democratic response led to calls for bipartisanship. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

With tensions rising in the Colorado Senate, the breaking point is reached — over an attendance record

There was a defining moment in the Senate chamber Monday, when weeks of partisan politics came to a head. That led to attempts to set a better tone for the remaining weeks of the 2019 session. It’s unclear if they will work.

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Colorado coronavirus deaths hit 48 as disease spreads to at least 47 counties

The number of counties affected and number of people hospitalized by the virus have rapidly risen in recent days.

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Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in coronavirus times

Typically open — although national parks are increasingly limiting access and more shelter-at-home orders are being issued — the great outdoors provides a natural way to social distance