A Denver Police Department vehicle at a crime scene. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Denver authorities might be instructed to look the other way on magic mushrooms, but they remain illegal

The mushroom remains a federal Schedule 1 controlled substance, prohibited under state and federal law

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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