CU Boulder environmental engineering Ph.D. student Tehya Stockman displays her clarinet and its handmade surgical-mask bell cover. She is one of several researchers exploring the ways in which wind-instrument musicians’ performances generate aerosol particles that may transmit COVID-19. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Can singing and wind instruments be made safe during coronavirus? Colorado researchers are trying to find out.

How playing tubas and clarinets inside canvas bags is helping figure out ways musicians, singers, actors and their audiences can stay safe during pandemic performances.

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“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

As the captions say, these photos can be frivolous and fun. They also often document some of the most powerful seconds of a woman’s life.

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Nearly all of Colorado is under some drought status. A year ago, almost none of the state was parched.

Colorado’s most recent drought outlook shows some progress, but the state’s drought could persist

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Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.