Abby Weber, center, reviews procedural issues with Bent County Fair Board members Jen Ebright, left, and Tina Godfrey July 25, 2019 in Las Animas, Colo. Weber, a Colorado State University extension agent for Bent County, has a foundation in traditional 4-H fare and will soon be trained on how to counsel members of rural communities coping with opioid abuse. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

How Colorado’s rural education network went from teaching home economics to fighting the opioid epidemic

Colorado State University is banking that its extension agents, trusted and well-known in their communities, can use their local star power to reach vulnerable families

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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