Lisa Merck stands in the doorway of her home in Crested Butte on March 14, 2020, where she is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. Merck, a nurse practitioner, was sick for weeks before she was tested and diagnosed with the disease. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Crested Butte woman came home from Hawaii with sniffles. Then she found out it was coronavirus.

Lisa Merck, a nurse practitioner, was sick for weeks before she was finally tested for COVID-19. “It didn’t even cross my mind,” she told The Colorado Sun of having the life-threatening disease.

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News Primary category in which blog post is published

Announcement of Forrest Fenn’s found treasure doesn’t stop speculation

Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure may have been discovered in early June, but that hasn’t stopped fortune hunters from speculating about where it was hidden

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Aurora police announce firing of officers who posed in photo near site of Elijah McClain’s fatal encounter

McClain, 23, died after the Aug. 24, 2019, encounter, which happened after someone called 911 to report a suspicious person

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Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.