Peter West, operator at South Platte Water Renewal Partners, stands atop a clarifier where he uses a "sludge judge" to measure solids at the bottom of the settling tank on May 12, 2020. South Platte is part of a sewage study attempting to determine how much of the population is infected with the coronavirus and where the hot spots might be located. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado sewage treatment plants are examining your poop for coronavirus clues. Seriously.

Humans begin to shed coronavirus in their feces within three days of infection, which could provide a heads up on outbreaks. At least three Colorado water treatment systems are studying poo for warning signs.

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Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus-related deaths among Colorado nursing home residents near 800; third prison inmate dies

New coronavirus infections in Colorado have been leveling off or trending downward over the past two weeks. However state health officials warn a resurgence may be building.

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A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.

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“My dinner is on the line”: Colorado Supreme Court rules it was OK for judge’s wife to sit on jury

Adams County District Judge Judge Thomas R. Ensor joked with attorneys in the trial to “be nice to Juror 25” -- his wife -- because dinner was on the line.