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Colorado Edition: The Most Dangerous Place

Matt Bloom
Centennial Healthcare Center, a nursing home in Greeley, the site of a coronavirus outbreak.

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll get the latest on state lawmakers' reactions to the protests in Denver. And, we'll hear the first in a series about water investment in the West, and we’ll listen to an investigation into outbreaks at nursing homes.

Water Investment In The West

The Colorado River has a big gap between water supplies and demands. In some Western farm communities, private investors, who see the increasing scarcity as a money-making opportunity, are showing up with their checkbooks. But not without pushback. In the first of a series on water investment in the West, Luke Runyon from KUNC, and Heather Sackett from Aspen Journalism have more from Colorado’s Grand Valley

COVID-19 Nursing Home Outbreaks

So far during the coronavirus pandemic, the most dangerous place to be is in a nursing home. Outbreaks at some jails and meat plants have been larger in Colorado, but when there’s an outbreak at a nursing home, people are more likely to die. It’s still not clear to health officials why this is, but there are some clues — including a lack of masks, gowns and gloves. KUNC investigative reporter Michael de Yoanna has more.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. Other music in the show by Blue Dot Sessions:

  • “Uncertain Ground” by Duck Lake
  • “Throughput” by Holyoke
  • “Vik Fence Sahder” by The Fence

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman (@HWZimmerman), and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital editor Jackie Hai. Managing editor Brian Larson contributed to this episode.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a news magazine taking an in-depth look at the issues and culture of Northern Colorado. It's available on our website, as well as on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m., with a rebroadcast of the previous evening's show Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Stories written by KUNC newsroom staff.