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A Salvadoran immigrant worked at a Fort Morgan slaughterhouse for 24 years. Coronavirus killed him in 10 days.

FORT MORGAN — On the day coronavirus ended his life, Juan Marin summoned his pride for one last time. Fuerte, his adult children said, using the Spanish word for strong to describe him. They also called him a “party animal.” They called him a hard worker and said he had the calloused hands and tough […]

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Colorado’s governor says state can still shut meatpacking plants down as union calls for protections

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he believes Colorado can still shut down meatpacking plants where there are outbreaks of the new coronavirus, even after an order from President Donald Trump mandating that they stay open. “If they need to be closed again, we are confident that we have the tools to be able to […]

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Even with beef plants staying open, reduced capacity means Colorado ranchers feel the coronavirus pinch

To be a cattle rancher in Colorado is to expect setbacks.  There are droughts and fires and economic volatility. There are snowstorms and tornadoes and tricky equipment. There are changing consumer demands. But rarely do the stumbling blocks line up one after another and all at once the way they have now with the crisis […]