A mountain goat mother was digging near the bathrooms at the top of Mount Evans near Idaho Springs on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The goats crave salt, and often lick and dig where humans urinate. (Hugh Carey, Special to The Colorado Sun)

What’s killing Mount Evans’ mountain goats? A research team is collecting their poop to solve the mystery.

Disease first struck in 2013, when a generation of young goats was wiped out because of severe E. coli infection. Researchers wonder if it’s linked to human waste.

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State lawmaker in wheelchair puts Colorado Capitol access in spotlight

Democrat David Ortiz, an Army veteran, survived a catastrophic helicopter crash eight years ago while serving in Afghanistan. The accident left him without sensation or muscle control below his waist.

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What’s Working: Why nearly 100,000 out-of-work Coloradans were excluded from an unemployment benefit that is now ending early

Keep reading to learn about free job training, who’s hiring in Colorado and why some unemployment cases remain are still on hold months later.

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Author Lori Hodges built her first novel around family genealogy — plus her dog’s bouts with a porcupine

Research on her roots and idle hours between emergency ambulance calls gave her the inspiration and the opportunity to create "Sweet Twisted Pine"