The Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) is found throughout Colorado at elevations below 9,000 feet and grows up to 3 feet in length. This one was photographed near the Natural Arch in the La Garita Wilderness north of Del Norte, Colorado. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Don’t suck out the venom, do bring your phone: What a trail runner’s rattlesnake bite can teach Colorado adventurers

Snake bites are rare, but a bad situation can get worse if you have to run for help

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Colorado governor extends safer-at-home coronavirus directive until July 1

The safer-at-home period was set to expire on Monday night. Gov. Jared Polis said "the virus is still here, and it could surge back the moment we let our guard down."

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Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests

U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, says investigators have reason to believe a small number of people are inciting chaos and causing damage. He believes getting them off the street will bring calm.

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Before protests brought thousands together, data pointed to a possible coronavirus resurgence in Colorado

State health officials say it will take two weeks before they can measure whether the demonstrations led to a surge in new COVID-19 cases