Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Miller and his drug sniffing dog C.J take a break along I-70 near the Utah border. C.J. lives with Miller, working with to intercept drugs on a major artery for moving contraband that most often originates with cartels in Mexico. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado

Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets

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Worker at Colorado emergency operations center, where governor briefs media, tests positive for coronavirus

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the worker tested positive on Saturday

Nicolais: As Holy Week begins, we are not lost or alone in the wilderness

After initial fear that I’d lose an annual spiritual touchstone because of the coronavirus, I learned we all share the space between us