People ignored and stepped over the police tape signifying that the Del Norte Riverwalk along the Rio Grande was closed due to high and rising water levels. This occurred while officers were at the other end of the Riverwalk. If caught, violators face heavy fines. Note the water level is just under the platform. Saturday June 8, 2019. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

“You fall in and you are not getting out”: Rio Grande in southern Colorado closed because of high runoff

Police are warning people to stay away from the raging waterway, which last year was a placid stream. San Luis Valley ranchers, meanwhile, are celebrating.

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Denver’s black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.

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Don’t use coronavirus antibody tests for workplace decisions, western Colorado health officials say

Experts question value, accuracy of data, point to low prevalence of virus in Ouray County. A positive test “should not be interpreted as proof of immunity, at all."

Opinion: National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show there’s more than one kind of patriotism

National Park Service sites like Mount Rushmore are public lands, meant to be appreciated by everyone, but they raise crucial questions about history, unity and love of country, especially during this election year.

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