Testing began in Gunnison last Friday, March 13 and is conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 12pm by the Gunnison County Health and Human Services Department outside of their building. Testing is held in Crested Butte at the Crested Butte Community School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Gunnison County is one of the hardest hit areas in the state in proportion to the population. Two people have been admitted to the Gunnison Valley Hospital, 39 people have tests pending and 239 residents are self-reporting symptoms and are self isolated.
Cars line up during drive up testing for COVID-19 in Gunnison on March 20, 2020. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Coronavirus testing is lagging so much that some Colorado counties are asking citizens to self-report symptoms

These county-run dashboards offer data that’s not statistically valid, but provides important clues. “In the absence of anything else, it’s really important to have something,” Summit County spokeswoman says.

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Denver mayor backs temporary campsites, new tax for city’s unhoused population

Mayor Michael Hancock said he has directed city agencies to focus efforts on guiding people living in neighborhood encampments to motel rooms, safe outdoor spaces and shelters beginning this week

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Coronavirus has led to record crowds on Colorado’s public lands and plenty of “knucklehead” situations

Don't be that guy: Put out fires, know the rules, have backup plans and be prepared.

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Cory Gardner starts the U.S. Senate contest in negative territory. And the reason why is simple.

The Republican incumbent’s approval rating hit its high mark in 2017 and fell ahead of the race against Democrat John Hickenlooper, a new analysis shows