In 104-degree heat, manual workers weed between rows of hemp plants and Shi Farms in Pueblo. Seasonal workers are hired on for 5 months at a time, and this is the prime season. "I wanted this manager position so I could take care of these guys," said Shi Farms manager David Quintanar who is a Pueblo local and whose parents immigrated from Mexico before he was born. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A hemp green rush is remaking agriculture in Colorado — complete with get-rich CBD dreams and flimflam profiteers

80,000 acres of cropland have been converted to hemp by farmers projecting big profits from CBD sales. But Colorado’s regulatory framework hasn’t kept up with the boom.

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Deaths of at least 32 Colorado nursing home, senior living center residents linked to coronavirus

Six people have died of COVID-19 complications at Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley alone. Four others from one Littleton assisted-living center, Libby Bortz, also have died.

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Memory figures into most of Carter Wilson’s novels. This one tackles it head on.

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," the author also wanted to have the Colorado mountains figure prominently in the final act of his thriller

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," author Carter Wilson introduces the protagonists of a dark thriller in which we also learn of an unseen character behind their meeting