Visitors from Italy and Massachusetts get their photo snapped at the "Welcome to Colorful Colorado" on U.S. 285 at the border with New Mexico in summer of 2018. The nearest Colorado Welcome Center is 35 miles north, in Alamosa.(Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

“Welcome to Colorful Colorado,” but please take your selfie — safely — with one of these replica signs

A million travelers stop at welcome centers each year and too many of them risk life and limb getting photos taken near the iconic signs at the border

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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