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Food swaps, a brother who can’t taste and more stories of a coronavirus Thanksgiving in Colorado

Thanksgiving 2020, like so many other mileposts this year, is a heartbreaker.  On a holiday defined by togetherness and feasts, the deadly persistence of a pandemic has scaled down this warmest of American traditions to small, sometimes solitary observances on the advice of cold, hard science.  Colorado’s timing couldn’t have been worse. We saved our […]

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Nicolais: Thanksgiving starts with a little sacrifice

Historically, Thanksgiving celebrates the generosity and assistance Native American tribes provided to English colonists from the Mayflower. The colonists’ fall feast represented gratitude for help without which most would likely have died. Almost exactly 400 years later, our country finds itself in a parallel circumstance. Health care workers have spent every day since early March […]

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Opinion: This Thanksgiving, let’s show respect for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 war

After hearing that our country was approaching the unimaginable mark of 250,000 deaths related to COVID-19 and that the Colorado death rate had surpassed 2,650, I became increasingly alarmed.  After seeing the COVID-19 health data in our state rapidly move in the wrong direction, causing the ever-changing, rainbow-colored danger dial to add an additional color, […]

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Carman: Can’t miss Thanksgiving at Grandma’s? Then brace yourself for Christmas in the ICU.

For eight months now, six of us have been meeting every Saturday evening for happy hour and lively conversation. There have been occasional interruptions, but only a few, and the surprising part is that before COVID we got together far less often, letting busy lives and social calendars rule the day. Now we’ve coalesced into […]

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What’s Working: As coronavirus cases increased, so did the number of Coloradans filing for unemployment

As coronavirus cases in Colorado are on the rise again, so are business restrictions and, ultimately, the number of Coloradans finding themselves newly unemployed. The number of folks on unemployment for the first time increased 25% during the week of Halloween from the prior week, pushing over 10,000 for the first time since July 25. […]