Gunnison Country has 106 positive COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths and is one of the most highly infected areas per capita in Colorado.
Signs informing visitors of the presence of COVID-19 and stating that public lands and trails are open only to Gunnison County residents are posted at Hartman Recreation Area's main parking area on May 6, 2020. The signs also encourage social distancing and give guidelines for proper use of the trails. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Warnings are working (for now) to keep visitors out of Colorado’s high country. But tickets, legal battles loom.

A complex map of coronavirus restrictions raises legal issues for district attorneys in Colorado's high country who may have to prosecute people who violate health orders.

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“An extremely, extremely challenging day”: Widespread destruction feared after East Troublesome fire explodes

The blaze grew to 125,000 acres as it swept Grand County on Wednesday night toward Grand Lake and through an area packed with homes, lodges and other businesses

Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adults

The alleged fraud was uncovered after Moffat County fell behind on abuse and neglect reports, and the state sent in a team of 15 caseworkers to clean up the mess

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Denver’s unique sales tax to fight climate change could be a blueprint for future action nationwide

Ballot measure 2A is part of Denver’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in the city, but some are concerned about regressive nature of the tax