Diane Scanzaroli, a physician assistant at Ardas Family Medicine in Aurora, in the parking lot of the clinic on April 15, 2020, after testing a patient for the new coronavirus. (Moe Clark, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado touts its new private coronavirus testing contracts as a way to speed up results. Already there are problems.

More than 350 people who were tested by Mako Medical in Colorado Springs are being asked to return after state health officials found problems with how their samples were handled. Mako, which is running three testing sites in Colorado at a daily cost of up to $200,000, has faced criticism before.

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More evacuations ordered in Estes Park area as East Troublesome fire becomes “very active”; two deaths confirmed

The bodies of Lyle and Marilyn Hileman, who were both in their mid 80s, were discovered on Friday afternoon in their home near Grand Lake

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What’s Working: Colorado unemployment rate drops to 6.4%, $19 million for small businesses, plus “Lost Wages” leftovers

It’s the last day to certify for the $300 LWA, but if you’ve been stuck in the state’s unemployment system, there’s still $180 million left.

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Ian Neligh rode his childhood fascination with heroes and artifacts of the Old West to a year-long project

The award-winning journalist sought to hold up the figures from his youth against modern versions of bounty-hunters, brand inspectors and bare-knuckled brawlers