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Churches as empty as the tomb: Coloradans adapt to celebrate Easter together as coronavirus forces them apart

DELTA — It’s a few minutes before dawn when the first cars pull in, the moon still bright overhead, the ground soft and damp from overnight rains. Snow flurries are visible high over the Grand Mesa to the north.  “Good morning,” said guitarist Rob Wolcott, the first person to arrive at the Tru Vu Drive […]

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With snow still looming in the nearby San Juan Mountains, Lake City prepares for a deadly spring runoff

LAKE CITY — The San Juan Mountains loom white and ripe with an overloaded snowpack above this small town in south-central Colorado. Some 38 feet of snow fell in the San Juans this winter. Most of that snowpack, still nearly 200% more than normal, clings hard to the steep sides of the Continental Divide that […]

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A Colorado photographer thought he was alone in the Wyoming mountains. Then he heard a rescue helicopter.

Satellite messengers can save your life in the backcountry. Press the SOS button on your palm-sized Garmin or Spot device — the two most widely used brands — and search and rescue rains resources down on your emergency, no matter where or what it is. Colorado leads the Rocky Mountain region with 103 search and […]