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With all the news about the spread of the novel coronavirus in our state and around the world, it's hard sometimes not to get a little bit anxious. KUNC's Colorado Edition spoke with Vincent Atchity, president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, about how to maintain mental health during this stressful time.

Metropolitan State University of Denver

As the number of cases of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, continue to grow in our state, universities and colleges in Northern Colorado are moving to online classes to help prevent the spread of the virus on campuses.

Colorado Edition co-host Henry Zimmerman spoke to KUNC's Stephanie Daniel about responses in higher education to the outbreak.

James Gathany / CDC

Early Monday we heard about the first case of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, identified in Larimer County. After two more were announced this afternoon, that brings the total up to 11 cases of the virus in Colorado.

Between new cases, closures, cancellations and quarantines, there's a lot happening, including how leaders and health officials are reacting.

KUNC's Michael de Yoanna joined Colorado Edition with more on the latest.

Rae Solomon / KUNC

Today is Super Tuesday, the day that Coloradans officially get a say in the presidential primary.

And, while we may start getting initial results about turnout and voter preferences at 7 p.m. when the polls close, it may take longer to calculate how many delegates each candidate will receive.

Courtesy of Patrick Brower

In June of 2004, Marvin Heemeyer used an armored bulldozer to conduct a rampage in Granby, Colorado. He damaged many buildings, and ended up dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident became known as the "Killdozer rampage." 

A new documentary out this week, called Tread, explores the history of the event.

Jackie Hai / KUNC

The 2020 presidential primary election in Colorado is fast approaching: our state is scheduled to vote on Super Tuesday, which will be held on March 3. And, it is the first time in years that Coloradans will have a primary for this race, instead of a caucus.

Judd Choate, director of elections for the Colorado Department of State, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to explain what voters can expect.

Matt Stensland / Steamboat Fireworks

On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 8, Steamboat Fireworks will make their second attempt for a record for setting off the world’s largest firework during the annual Steamboat Winter Carnival.

Tim Borden, the group's project manager, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss the endeavor.


Last November, Coloradans voted to legalize sports betting by passing Proposition DD.

Under the new law, sports betting will begin in May this year, and Coloradans over 21 will have the option of betting on mobile apps or at casinos.

Hed Hi Media / Courtesy of Outdoor Retailer

The annual Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is happening this week in Denver. The show began on Wednesday, and runs through Friday.

The show is geared toward people within the industry rather than consumers. It’s a place for retailers and manufacturers to check out the latest outdoor gear — and it’s also becoming a place to meet and discuss some of the big issues facing the industry. 

Courtesy of Colorado College

Last week Colorado College, a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, announced that it had reached carbon neutrality. They say they are the first institution of higher education in the Rocky Mountain region to do so.

Ian Johnson, Colorado College’s director of sustainability, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to discuss how the college did it, and what work is left to be done.