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Opinion: Denver residents refused to wear masks during 1918 pandemic. What have we learned?

Enforcement was an issue. Residents routinely refused to wear masks even when threatened with arrest and hefty fines. Soon Denver had the highest fatality rate in the nation.

Opinion
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus

The Boulder County Democrat says it’s time to “go big and be bold” with his sweeping 21st Century Conservation Corps for Our Health and Our Jobs Act, which provides economic relief from coronavirus shutdown while investing in overlooked forest management, wildfire mitigation and civilian corps.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump’s fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges, including in Colorado

In Colorado, a judge sided with conservation groups and said the Trump administration's review of 171 proposed natural gas wells didn’t look closely enough at the cumulative effect of drilling on climate change

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails

Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

A Western Slope community wants to move beyond its coal legacy. The Trump Administration wants “energy dominance.”

The final BLM plan for managing multiple uses on federal land in the Uncompahgre Plateau unveiled earlier this month did not limit oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Bureau of Land Management director to continue through April

William Perry Pendley will continue as acting director through May 5

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

“Locals only” coronavirus closures of Colorado public land may not be legal. But mountain communities say it’s needed for safety.

Colorado's mountain towns say it's not about banning outsiders. But "if you have yet to realize we are in unprecedented times, then you are either not paying attention or are a denier," San Juan County's sheriff says.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Watchdog faults Bureau of Land Management for sending jobs to Colorado, the West

The transfers are part of the Trump administration’s decision to create a new national headquarters for the BLM in Grand Junction