Colorado is far from Washington, D.C., but impacts of the partial government shutdown are hitting the state's workforce.
More than 2,000 federal workers in Colorado have applied for unemployment since the shutdown began last month. Most are in Jefferson County, but a large concentration also work in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties.
KUNC has been asking for your stories. This week we heard from three individuals in northern Colorado. These are their experiences, in their own words.