School announcement sign at Crowley County High School on Friday evening, July 24, 2020 in Ordway, Colo. (Joe Mahoney, Special to The Colorado Trust)

In rural Crowley County, a safe return to in-person school is really the only option

The challenges of distance learning hit schools on the high plains of southeast Colorado especially hard. With fewer resources than larger, wealthier urban districts, Crowley County relied on dedicated educators to try to fill the gap.

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So you need to get to Colorado’s Western Slope? Here are your options.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is encouraging people to stay away from western Colorado for the near future

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Grizzly Creek fire keeps I-70 closed for 5th straight day, burns through Hanging Lake area

About 100,000 acres in Colorado across four major fires were burning as of Friday evening

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Colorado’s mask mandate extended into mid September

The mandate, requiring Coloradans to wear a mask when in indoor public spaces, was set to expire this weekend