Tim Leon, director of safety and security for Mesa County Valley School District 51 , works with school resource officers to secure external school doors during a lockdown drill at Broadway Elementary School in Grand Junction March 28, 2019. The district has nine full-time security officers and contracts with local law enforcement for another 15 officers. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Twenty years after Columbine, Colorado schools are assessing an astonishing number of student threats

Some Colorado districts are evaluating an average of four threats per school day. Administrators say the process is sound, but others worry students' civil rights are trampled in the rush to protect schools from liability.

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Why a global fight over airplane manufacturing is affecting wine lists in Colorado restaurants

A 25% tariff on wines from France, Germany and Spain was supposed to make Boeing more competitive against Airbus. But it has mostly caused havoc for wholesale wine businesses and their restaurant customers.