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Can singing and wind instruments be made safe during coronavirus? Colorado researchers are trying to find out.

Fabric mask dangling around her neck, Tehya Stockman guides her fingers through a series of arpeggios from muscle memory – her wrists buried in the distinct yellow armholes of a sturdy canvas bag. “Any clarinet player would despise it,” she said. “My fingers kept getting snagged by it.” A simple white shoelace cinches the bag […]

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E. coli fouls 100 Colorado waterways. But managers aren’t sure how big the threat is to people playing in streams.

Braving the midday blaze on a particularly hot Front Range Friday, Evan Smart and a friend lingered near their inner tubes, beer cans in hand, after a refreshing float down Boulder Creek.  “Over my whole life of coming into the creek, I’ve never heard of anybody getting sick,” said Smart, a 26-year-old paramedic. I’ve always […]

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To bridge the cultures of Mexico’s border region and a neglected Colorado neighborhood, just add water

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, MEXICO — Under the red girders of a nondescript toll bridge, waves gently lapped coarse sands in a gritty corner of this northwestern Mexican border city.   “There is usually no water and vegetation, and the ground looks like this,” local conservationist Alejandra Calvo-Fonesca said, gesturing toward the dusty shoreline of the […]