Instructor Dominic "Junie " Verquer breaks down the performance of his Emergency Medical Response students after a classroom drill on Sept. 19, 2019, at the Hoehne School. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Sprawling Las Animas County, like many rural areas, badly needs emergency responders. But it’s a teachable moment.

Junie Verquer’s EMR classes have given some remote regions renewed hope while helping students find a career path

Health Primary category in which blog post is published
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

What happened when the only ER doctor in a rural Colorado town caught coronavirus

With Kurt Papenfus sick, the hospital in Cheyenne Wells scrambled to find a replacement

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John Hickenlooper spent $41 million to win Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, far surpassing Cory Gardner

In the 3rd Congressional District, Lauren Boebert defeated her Democratic opponent despite being outspent 2 to 1, new records show

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions still leaves Tri-State getting 23% of electricity from coal plants

The state’s second largest electric provider plans to spend $21 billion to add renewable sources and battery storage. Natural gas is in the mix.