‘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 …

Colorado College’s move to remote learning exposes risks of reopening

Colorado College this week shut down its campus after an outbreak of COVID-19 within half a month of students’ return to school. Now it faces the challenge of preventing its students from acting as coronavirus vectors as they return home or rent elsewhere. Leading U.S. health …

Utah, Arizona Give Cruz Chance To Be the Anti-Trump

The Big Conversation Ted Cruz rolls into today’s nominating contests in Utah and Arizona as close as he’s been this cycle to a two-man race with billionaire Donald Trump. The Tribune’s Patrick Svitek writes today, “Cruz’s campaign believes he is poised to win Utah — hopefully with more than 50 …