Visitors to Crested Butte wear masks on Elk Avenue on August 5, 2020, as they visit shops and restaurants. Wearing a mask in public is mandatory in the Gunnison Valley. This week the county began calculating mask compliance in high traffic areas using a collection of volunteers and staff from the Gunnison County Public Health Department. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Are you wearing your mask? Because public health officials in Colorado are watching you to find out.

Tri-County Health Department has been dispatching volunteers to conduct mask surveys since April. Now Boulder and Gunnison counties are starting their own coronavirus recon missions.

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Proposition 114 explained: What’s at stake with the effort to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado

The question on Colorado’s November ballot marks the first time that voters, not the federal government, would direct state wildlife managers to script a recovery plan for wolves.

Colorado’s splintered mental health system has had tragic failures. The state is taking the first step to fix it.

A task force ordered by Gov. Jared Polis calls for creating a new Behavioral Health Administration, but the plan has no new funding

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Kill fish to save fish: Behind Colorado’s effort to save the Rio Grande cutthroat trout

The multi-agency project to restore the native species has been years in the making. But the optics still can be shocking.