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“Of course it feels unsafe”: Colorado prisons face staffing crisis as scores of guards, inmates catch coronavirus

Already, parole officers have been offered overtime pay to serve as prison guards and help with basic operations inside the locked facilities

It’ll be years before Colorado jobs bounce back from the coronavirus

Annual University of Colorado forecast projects the state will add 40,000 workers in 2021, not enough to offset the 148,800 lost this year

What happened when the only ER doctor in a rural Colorado town caught coronavirus

With Kurt Papenfus sick, the hospital in Cheyenne Wells scrambled to find a replacement

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.

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

Colorado hotels are struggling to survive coronavirus

Denver-area hotels were less than half full in October.

Mesa County goes from being a coronavirus success story to a cautionary tale

It took Mesa County the first four months of the pandemic to record its first 100 cases. It's had thousands more in the past few weeks.

Old stage scenery from Leadville’s Tabor Opera House sat moldering for years. Now, it’s considered a treasure.

That stage scenery, along with more pieces added in later years, has been in the Tabor attic under layers of coal and bat guano dust for more than a century.

Coronavirus “long haulers” in Colorado suffer symptoms weeks, months later

In Colorado, dozens of people report a wide range of lingering symptoms including shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, fatigue and malaise, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, body aches, brain fog and more.

Vaping waste is a whole new headache for schools and cities, including in Colorado

Vaping also has created a less discussed new environmental problem in discarded pens and the abundant pods that come with them