With tourists returning, surveillance testing ramps up in Yellowstone and gateway communities

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — George Larsen laid out clipboards on the front of the gray Honda CR-V parked in front of the Little People’s Learning Center, a childcare facility for Yellowstone National Park employees. Fighting the wind and the slope of the hood, he …

The pandemic’s toll: nearly 500,000 public education jobs disappeared across U.S. in April

The country saw 6% of its public education jobs disappear in just a month, according to a new analysis of federal employment data, when the nation’s schools shut their doors to halt the spread of the coronavirus. In March, there were just over 8 million jobs …

‘It was so special’: Colorado high schools host creative graduations during the pandemic

From drive-in to drive-through, and from ski gondolas to car parades, high schools across Colorado are finding unique and creative ways to honor this year’s graduating seniors. Graduation comes at a tenuous time in the public battle to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Many …

Coronavirus could cost Colorado 180,000 jobs, report says

The economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak could lead to 180,000 jobs lost in Colorado, according to a scenario in a recent report. The Common Sense Policy Roundtable, a free enterprise think tank, released a report that uses “dynamic economic forecasting and simulation model” to project two …

Effectiveness of helmets in reducing head injuries among skiers and snowboarders

For many residents in northern regions and high country, winter means more than suffering through tough weather conditions and hours spent shoveling snow — it means a chance to hit the slopes. Some 10 million Americans do so in an average year. However, according to a 2010 article in …

CMS Ignores Federal Judge Ruling To Approve Medicaid Work Rules in Utah

Less than 48 hours after a federal judge struck down Medicaid work requirements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday gave Utah permission to use those mandates. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in her approval letter that requiring Medicaid enrollees to work was allowed because …