Firefighters from Oregon knock down smoldering stumps near Grand Lake on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. (Pool photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)

Colorado’s drought keeps getting worse, with a quarter of the state now exceptionally dry

The long-term forecast for Colorado doesn’t look good, but experts say context is necessary.

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$8,000 a week drawing COVID nurses from Colorado, other states to hard-hit areas

Dire need for staff in places like Fargo, North Dakota, has created a new class of traveling nurses

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Mask rules in jails vary from county to county as pandemic worsens in Colorado

In El Paso County, site of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the state people who are jailed only recently started receiving cloth masks to protect themselves

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Denver’s current, former mayors say “dysfunctional” school board mistreated departing Superintendent Susana Cordova

The mayors’ statement echoes a letter signed by 14 former school board members, all of them women, that blames a “hostile work environment” in which the superintendent was “interrupted, talked over, and routinely discounted by board members.”