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Lucy Haggard

The Colorado Sun — lucy@coloradosun.com

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.

Here’s what the new Democratic majority on the University of Colorado Board of Regents is planning

The elected board has created controversy and made partisan decisions in recent years. Incoming members, who hold the first Democratic majority in 40 years, hope to do better moving forward.

Colorado voters take on coronavirus, power outages to contribute to record turnout

But early voting meant that for many counties, the day was relatively calm

More than 2.7 million Coloradans have already voted. Here’s how all those ballots are processed.

At least two-thirds of registered voters have cast their ballots so far. Same-day registration leaves the door open for even more people to participate.

Colorado prisoner dies after having coronavirus-like symptoms

The inmate becomes the fourth to die in Colorado after falling ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Some schools have been more successful than others in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic

2020’s wildfire season is historic, charring more acres than any year before. But Colorado has a complicated past with its forests.

Drought, 20th century practices and increased human-nature relationships also contribute to this year’s destruction

Denver school board unanimously backs curriculum redesign to highlight racially diverse narratives

The historic Know Justice Know Peace Resolution comes after over a year of work led by Denver Public Schools students, teachers and staff at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

“Lots of structure loss” after East Troublesome fire’s explosion into Grand Lake, but changing weather slows march toward Estes Park

Massive Grand County fire charred another 50,000 acres Thursday, topping 170,000 acres to become the second largest fire in Colorado's history

She thought the evacuation was a precaution. Then the Cal-Wood fire erased her family’s Boulder County home.

Courtney Walsh rushed her children, parents and pets out of harm’s way just as the blaze approached their house on Foothills Ranch Drive, just north of Boulder

“It’s not looking good”: 900 homes north of Boulder evacuated because of raging Cal-Wood fire

The evacuation zone spans on U.S. 36 from Neva Road to Lyons. Jamestown, Raymond, areas west of Hygiene and neighborhoods in Lefthand Canyon are included in the order.

All of Colorado is under drought status for the first time since 2013

Most of the state is in “severe drought,” with 17% in the most extreme category of “exceptional drought”

2020 Census comes to abrupt end, with Colorado almost entirely counted. Technically.

Experts question the accuracy of this year’s count given the chaotic behavior of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Cameron Peak fire explodes into Colorado’s largest wildfire, prompting more evacuations as it nears Fort Collins

Fire officials say the blaze, which has burned more than 164,000 acres, expanded Wednesday into the area just west of Horsetooth Reservoir

“We need to get this under control now”: Colorado’s coronavirus test positivity rate rises above 5%

On Saturday, Colorado had its first day with more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

College students of Colorado: Here’s how to vote, whether you’re currently in the state or not

Many students who attend Colorado colleges and universities are living in other states and taking online classes because of coronavirus. They can still vote in Colorado.

CU Boulder to resume in-person classes next week as coronavirus outbreak slows

Boulder County’s public health order banning gatherings of 18- to 22-year-olds will expire on Thursday at noon

Amendment 76 explained: More than just affirming only citizens can vote in Colorado elections

Opponents worry the ballot question, which appears to be a matter of semantics, may cause confusion and lead to voter suppression efforts

In Colorado’s hard-to-count communities, census outreach and coronavirus support are one and the same

Another shift in deadline -- the Census Bureau now must continue until Oct. 31 -- throws a wrench into the mix

Boulder County health officials warn that unchecked coronavirus rates could lead to stay-at-home return

The county, dealing with an outbreak at CU Boulder, has already passed one of the thresholds that could warrant a shutdown similar to what was mandated in March

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