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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Aurora delays in-person learning for high school students until November, following Denver Public Schools

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, high school students will continue remote learning through Nov. 13. Younger students may also have to return to classes at home

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We’ve mapped out the 22 homes that were destroyed or damaged by the Cal-Wood fire

The fire torched nearly 9,000 acres and forced thousands to flee their homes

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“They silenced us”: Colorado parents-turned-teachers want schools, lawmakers to give them a voice

Even as many parents have become their child’s lead educator during the coronavirus, they feel muted in conversations about schooling.