Colorado’s Front Range has been abnormally warm and dry this fall, heading into winter. Although some snowfall is expected later this week, many Coloradans are wondering what the rest of winter is going to be like.
Kari Williams owns Snow-Capped Cider outside of Cedaredge, Colorado, where she crafts hard ciders exclusively from Colorado grown apples. She has a unique advantage as a local producer of hard cider: her family grows all of the apples that go into her brew. But as the climate changes, more extreme temperature swings are impacting fruit growers on the Western Slope.
Colorado became the third U.S. state to detect a case of the omicron variant in a woman who had recently traveled to Africa, state health officials announced Thursday.
A panel of Colorado medical experts has determined a condition called excited delirium is linked to implicit bias and racism. The finding is part of a report released Wednesday that recommends ways to rein in paramedics’ use of a powerful drug, ketamine, to sedate people, often in situations involving police.
The U.S. is in the midst of another COVID holiday season, and federal laws that offered COVID-related paid sick leave to workers have expired. Colorado, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh are among a small number of places that have put in place their own COVID protections, but many sick workers across the country must wrestle with difficult financial and ethical questions when deciding whether to stay home.
With hospitals in the Mountain West overrun with COVID-19 patients, states are increasingly utilizing monoclonal antibody treatment to ease a seemingly endless public health crisis — one that could worsen with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant.
Mountain West News
It's December in the Mountain West but it's been downright balmy, with high temperatures breaking decades-old records around the region.
There’s a false narrative that Native Americans are genetically predisposed to becoming addicted to alcohol. New research shows that simply believing it can be harmful.
The infrastructure bill President Biden signed last month contains potentially big boosts in pay for wildland firefighters as well as expanded mental health services and more opportunities for permanent, year-round work.
The Biden administration wants Congress to increase drilling companies' royalty rates, which have stayed at 12.5% for 100 years.
"It's the most gratifying job I'll ever have," says a former hotshot. "But it's also a job that made me contemplate suicide and think that my family was better off with a life insurance check than being around what turned into seasonal depression."
KUNC and the Mountain West News Bureau take an in-depth look at how an untold history of exclusion and racism in Western sundown towns haunts the region and affects residents of color today.
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