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Colorado's rollout of free KN95 and surgical-grade masks got off to a bumpy start Wednesday, with many residents going to handout sites only to be told that their public library or community center wasn't handing out masks.

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A month after it began, Colorado's omicron wave has likely peaked, officials told the state Board of Health on Wednesday, as case and positivity rates fall and hospitalizations show signs of plateauing.

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Colorado hospitals and officials are preparing for COVID-19 hospitalizations to continue to surge in the coming days, a top state health official said Wednesday. Though a peak may be approaching and overall capacity remains stable, hospital officials warn they're still facing a critical crush of patients.

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Colorado collected more money through marijuana tax and revenue than ever before in 2021, shattering the previous record by nearly 10%, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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For the first time in over 10 years, Colorado's high school graduation rate has declined, according to the state Department of Education. 

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The omicron variant's unprecedented surge is straining Colorado's already exhausted health care workforce, and a physician who helped write hospitals' emergency triage plans late last year said Friday the state would benefit from enacting them now.

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The inferno that swept into Louisville and Superior last week proved the destructive power of a winter wildfire, but many of the aircraft and crews available in the late spring, summer and fall to fight massive Western blazes are not working in the heart of winter when many fire-prone states should see snow. 

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Colorado's hourly minimum wage will increase from $12.32 per hour to $12.56 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022, the result of voter approval of Amendment 70 in 2016.

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COVID-19 infections in Colorado spiked in the days around Christmas, with the biggest single-day new cases reported since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic: than 10,000, signaling again the rapidly spreading nature of the most recent omicron variant of the virus.

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This investigation is part of the ongoing “On Edge” series about Colorado’s mental health by the Colorado News Collaborative, the nonprofit that unites more than 160 communities and news outlets like ours to ensure quality news for all Coloradans. The series title reflects a state that has the nation’s highest rate of adult mental illness and lowest access to care, and the fact that state government is on the edge of either turning around its behavioral health care system or simply reorganizing a bureaucracy that is failing too many Coloradans.

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More medical and retail marijuana was sold throughout Colorado in 2020 than ever before after several unexpected trends occurred, according to a new report released by the state's marijuana enforcement division.

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In the span of a few weeks, the omicron variant moved into Colorado and now accounts for as many as half of the state's recent COVID-19 cases.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is predicting heavier-than-normal traffic over the weekend in many parts of the state due to the Christmas holiday.

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The week after Thanksgiving, Dr. Joseph Forrester stood by the bedside of a man who'd been in the intensive care unit at the Medical Center of Aurora for two months. The patient was in his 70s, and COVID-19 had so ravaged his body that a ventilator breathed for him.

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More than 360 complaints of businesses not following Denver's mask mandate have been filed since the order was implemented three weeks ago, city officials said this week, the largest share of which are gyms. 

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The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board on Thursday recommended the governor reject a proposal submitted by the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, backed by the Union Reservoir Company and City of Longmont, to change the name of Calkins Lake to Union Reservoir.