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

The deaths of at least 32 residents of nursing homes and senior living centers in Colorado have been linked to the new coronavirus, including six fatalities at one Greeley facility and four at one in Littleton, The Colorado Sun has learned.  That is nearly one-third of all coronavirus-related deaths in Colorado, where at least 112 […]

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Second Colorado coronavirus death announced; disease confirmed in Larimer County long-term care facility

Colorado public health officials on Tuesday announced the state’s second death from the new coronavirus. A Weld County man in his 70s died. His infection with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has been linked to a confirmed case of the virus that was previously announced, though officials did not elaborate. Further details about […]

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Colorado wants to ensure coronavirus won’t affect low-income, minority communities disproportionately

Pandemics come for us all in equal measure, right? Aren’t we all equally vulnerable? Not exactly. As the first cases of coronavirus arrive in the state, Colorado health and social services officials say they are striving to make sure lower-income residents and people of color are not disproportionately impacted by the illness and potential economic […]

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A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

DACONO — On a May night just after the end of the school year, 13-year-old Von Mercado opened a Snapchat video call and set his cellphone on the ground in his backyard. Then he climbed a ladder next to a tree and stepped off.  The girl he had a crush on, the one who had […]

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Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change

When county commissioners met this summer to ponder local control of oil and gas operations in Boulder County, residents came with signs proclaiming “I am over O&G’s $ influence.” In Weld County there were “Recall Jared Polis” T-shirts — a sartorial critique of the governor who signed the new oil and gas legislation. The audience […]

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9-member Democratic vacancy committee in Weld County picks replacement for former Rep. Rochelle Galindo

A nine-member Democratic vacancy committee in Weld County on Sunday selected Mary Young to replace former Rep. Rochelle Galindo following Galindo’s resignation from her seat last month. Young is a first-time public official who works as a school psychologist and was previously a special education teacher. Her husband is Colorado Treasurer Dave Young, a Democrat […]