The U.S. Rafting Team has enlisted three veteran Grand Canyon guides in a mission to set a new speed record for descending the Colorado River's 277 miles through the canyon. The team tested a new raft design last month on the Ruby Horsethief and Westwater canyons, rowing from Loma to Utah's Dewey Bridge in about nine hours. (Robbie Prechtl, special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado rafting team poised for second attempt at breaking speed record down Grand Canyon

U.S Rafting Team is back with a new raft design and veteran guides in mission to row 277 miles in less than 34 hours. 

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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