The East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County crossed the Continental Divide, prompting mandatory evacuations in Estes Park and pre-evacuation orders in Granby. Areas of Boulder County that were evacuated due to the Lefthand Canyon Fire and Cal-Wood Fire near Jamestown are allowing re-entry for residents.
EnvironmentDue to the growth of the East Troublesome Fire, the Colorado-Big Thompson project has suspended operations of the Adams Tunnel, as well as a pump that pulls water from Lake Granby. KUNC's Colorado Edition spoke with Jeff Stahla, public information officer for Northern Water, about the impacts of the fire on water for the Front Range.
BusinessFood service contractor Aramark has announced plans to lay off 975 workers in Colorado, most of whom work at Coors Field and are responsible for concession stands that were closed during the season.
NewsOfficials in Colorado have been spending money to bring travel writers to the state. It's a practice that raises questions for one media ethicist and, as an open records request has revealed, some journalists aren't disclosing to their readers where the money came from.
HealthStates were required to submit a plan for how they would distribute a COVID-19 vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the weekend. KUNC's Colorado Edition spoke with Dr. Eric France, chief medical officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, about what's included in our state's plan.
HealthColorado health officials are weighing in on how to safely navigate the upcoming ski season amid a pandemic as eager skiers and snowboarders who have been cooped up for the greater part of a year prepare to hit the slopes in a matter of weeks.
Mountain West News
EnvironmentDrought, wildfire and record-breaking heat are all part of the current climate landscape in the Mountain West. It’s a triple whammy that’s expected to continue into the coming months.
HealthA newly published study out of the University of Idaho suggests that the higher perceived risk of a disease, the more likely someone is to vaccinate.
BusinessAmid the economic downturn, Idaho and Utah have some of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.
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