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Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Coronavirus-related deaths in Colorado hit 140 as confirmed cases near 5,000

A driver of the fatalities has been cases in Colorado nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

Deaths of at least 32 Colorado nursing home, senior living center residents linked to coronavirus

Six people have died of COVID-19 complications at Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley alone. Four others from one Littleton assisted-living center, Libby Bortz, also have died.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Gunnison County bans restaurants, bars from serving people 60 and older to slow coronavirus spread

The order initially appeared to ban people vulnerable to the new coronavirus from grocery stores. Health managers say that’s not a bad idea.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado announces its first death from the coronavirus

The person who died was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions. She lived independently in El Paso County.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Suncor oil refinery agrees to $9 million settlement with Colorado for air quality violations in Commerce City

The deal with Colorado’s health department includes $2.6 million in projects to improve environment and health in the adjacent neighborhoods most affected by violations, including Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

There’s a push to increase fines for Colorado polluters and directly help impacted communities

Last year, Colorado legislators pushed for stricter environmental protection. This year, they want everyone to benefit from the solutions.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

10 states use bottle deposits to boost recycling rates. Could it work for Colorado?

States with bottle bills have some of the highest recycling rates in the country. But many were implemented before curbside recycling came to fruition.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Agriculture is part of the climate change problem. Colorado wants farmers’ soil to be part of the solution.

With more statewide support, farmers and ranchers hope to boost the health of Colorado's agricultural lands and conserve water while also meeting business goals.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

HIV-prevention funding is being slashed in Colorado, even as a growing number of people are diagnosed

The state health department had to return almost $8 million in HIV, AIDS dollars to the federal government in recent years after mismanaging a grant