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Researchers in Utah are in the process of testing about 10,000 people for COVID-19 and antibodies against the virus that causes it.

“People have talked about how we see the tip of the iceberg with the formalized testing that we have,” said Dr. Stephen Alder, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of Utah and one of the project’s leaders. “We're trying to look at, ‘All right, how much of the iceberg is underwater?’ This is a good way to do that.”

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Colorado’s unemployment rate soared to 11.3% in April and employers shed more than 320,000 payroll jobs as the coronavirus pandemic hit the state’s economy, erasing years of job growth in a single month.

Employment fell in nearly every business sector and across all major metro areas, with particular pain felt by restaurants and hotels shuttered by the state’s stay-at-home policy. Workers in lower-wage jobs experienced the brunt of the layoffs.

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Platte Valley High School senior Teya Hawkins holds up her blue and white letter jacket. On one side is a patch with the letters "PV." There are several athletic and academic pins on it.

"This is knowledge bowl, this is softball, this is state cheer, this just cheer and then academics." she said.

Throughout high school, the 18-year-old played three sports a year, in the fall, winter and spring. But that streak was broken when this year's tennis season was canceled due to COVID-19.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll look at oil drilling on public lands, and learn about the West’s the ultra-wealthy and their relationship to the natural world. We will also hear about the impact that COVID-19 has had on teens' mental health.

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Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of all coronavirus deaths in the U.S., as The New York Times reported last week. Testing every resident and worker could help slow the spread in nursing homes – but it's expensive.

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Today on Colorado Edition: Ahead of official word from the state, we explore what could be included in the state’s plan for reopening restaurants. We also hear from a member of the Colorado Symphony about how their work has changed during the pandemic. Plus, we get the latest on census response rates, learn about a virtual sewing circle, and discuss the future of the Colorado River.

Courtesty Nicole Bartet

In times of distress, a quote from Mr. Rogers often comes up: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

In its recurring segment, "The Helpers," KUNC is collecting stories of people who are going above and beyond to aid others during this time of crisis.

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The Fort Collins City Council hit a roadblock on Tuesday night in its effort to rezone the former Hughes Stadium site for future residential development.

Council members were split 3-3 on a recommendation from city staff to divide the land in half, encouraging more development on the eastern side while attempting to preserve a buffer between new homes and foothills to the west. Per council rules, the tie means the rezoning plan will be scrapped and city staff will have to develop a new one.

Leigh Paterson / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about federal relief funding for Colorado’s schools, and speak with the president of the University of Northern Colorado about the school year ahead. We will also learn about the history of pandemic fashion, and get some tips for how to start your very own victory garden.

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Everyone knows that living in the Rockies can get expensive. Headwaters Economics wanted to know why. The non-profit published new research this week that examines what causes housing to become so expensive in places where outdoor recreation is a main economic driver.

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