Coloradans are more likely to encounter someone with coronavirus now than at any point during the pandemic, state health officials say. Hospitalizations because of COVID-19 have surged to a new high. The state’s health care capacity is at risk of being overwhelmed in a matter of weeks. Yet Gov. Jared Polis has declined to place […]
Coronavirus has cost Vail Resorts more than $200 million. So far.
Vail Resorts lost $203 million in ski and lodging earnings in the fiscal year that ended in July, a rare downturn for the ski resort operator hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reported $503.3 million in resort earnings for its fiscal 2020, a 29% decline from the previous year. The company cited early […]
With big sports back, Colorado’s betting scene exploded with $59 million in pent-up wagers
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down major sports in the U.S. and around the world this spring, Peter Jennings felt the sting as more than just a fan. Entrepreneurial since high school and with a head for numbers that helped earn him a degree in finance, he parlayed his love for sports into an unconventional […]
I’m grateful my Colorado home is where I’ve had to “stay put” during coronavirus
The Ute name for the Great Sand Dunes is sowapophe-uvehe—the land that goes back and forth. The Jicarilla Apache variation is ei-enyedi—the land that goes up and down. Either phrase, it seems, could apply to the whole San Luis Valley on this windy spring day. Fortunately, there is a “back” and a “forth”, an “up” […]
I’m inspired by acts of love and sacrifice. But then there are our selfish tendencies.
Taking Our Chances We drive fast cars,We cross the street,We ski in cold,We hike in heat. We fly in planes,We eat fried food,We smoke and vapeAnd call it good. We burn our skinTo look robust,We sleep with strangersOut of lust. MORE: See all of our Write On, Colorado entries and learn how to submit your own […]
Drew Litton: A question of coronavirus priorities
More cartoons from The Colorado Sun.
For me, going for a run is a simple thing. But racism didn’t take a break during the pandemic.
In the time of COVID-19, statewide stay-at-home orders across the country, and CDC recommendations to wear face masks in public, we’ve seen a proliferation of people spending time in outdoor spaces to escape the daily confinement of staying at home. Bikers, walkers, runners, Rollerbladers, and canine companions swarm the Denver parks daily to enjoy some […]
Looking at the shutdown by the numbers, there’s only 1 that I can be sure of
Numbers and Figures it’s still early and my wife is upstairstalking to some people on Zoomour 2 girls are huddledon the couch under a blanketthe dog has been in and out47 times so far today it feels cold insidebut the heat is set to 71I am54 years oldactually that iswrong I amonly 53 MORE: See all of […]
Life under the coronavirus shutdown is strange. But it’s also oddly inspiring.
I haven’t left my place for 10 days. My hair is growing wildly over my ears and curling at the nape of my neck. My beard is even more unruly, as I’m reverting back to the ugly Homo sapien I am — more of a caveman-like creature with terrible posture and a unibrow. But instead […]
Hundreds of international workers at Colorado ski resorts are in limbo as countries close borders, airlines cancel flights
When Gov. Jared Polis ordered the state’s ski areas to close on March 14, he also launched Ana Panessi into a frantic race to get home. It was a race she did not win. “So many people, they were able to run away very quickly. We did not have the same opportunity. So we are […]