The Arkansas River through downtown Salida appeals to people trying many types of recreation, from stand-up paddleboarding to picnicking. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Planning for drought has made Colorado whitewater rafting companies ready to weather coronavirus

Adding lodging and land adventures, like ziplines, via ferrata and art classes, has helped outfitters keep their place as outdoor economic engines, even when weather and illness make it tough.

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As coronavirus testing soars, wait times jump to a week — or more — across the U.S.

Colorado's state lab now takes 3-5 days to turn around tests, up from 24 to 48 hours. The wait is even longer for those tested through a private lab.

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Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace despite 2019 law

Outside spenders in Colorado's recent primary found ways around transparency, making money tough to track.