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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More than 46,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine will soon head to Colorado. Here’s what happens next.

The federal government is controlling distribution of the vaccines and is allocating them to states based on population size. That means Colorado, with 1.69% of the nation’s population, will get 1.69% of the available supply.

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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