Skiers Gary Fondl, left, and Blake Elrod skin up towards the Continental Divide Sunday, March 15, 2020, near Dillon. With the recent closures of Colorado ski resorts due to the cornavirus pandemic, trailheads across the state saw rapid rise of backcountry skier and snowboarder visits. (Hugh Carey, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s governor advises going outdoors to ease coronavirus isolation. But take it easy, first responders plead.

People are getting cabin fever in the coronavirus crisis. But search and rescue crews worry adventurers in need may stress an overburdened system. “Everything is the backcountry now,” a SAR team member says.

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Colorado’s mountain hospitals “in good shape” with absence of tourists

The reduction in patients has been attributed to the closure of ski areas, which are typically packed with spring break visitors this time of year

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“I have to stand on faith”: A Denver pastor is critically ill with coronavirus. His wife is also sick with the disease.

The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes – co-pastor at New Covenant Christian Church/Alpha Omega Ministries Disciples of Christ in Denver – is critically ill with COVID-19.

Colorado is still figuring out how to protect the homeless as Denver shelter reports two coronavirus cases

Two patients at the Stout Street clinic tested positive for COVID-19 and are now recovering in isolation. Homeless advocates worry the state isn’t prepared for an outbreak.