More than 90 percent of the people booked into Alamosa County Jail are either addicted to drugs or are in for drug-related charges.
The state also documented record numbers in 2017 for deaths involving opioids, fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Pueblo County commissioner Terry Hart, a Democrat, said his county has been one of the hardest hit by the state's opioid crisis.
John Hickenlooper says his mind is open to public feedback, but thinks Coloradans will agree that a winter Olympic bid would be good for the state.
In Colorado, 67 people under the age of 24 died of opioid overdoses in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.
Since the program was launched less than two years ago, officers have saved at least 320 people from an overdose death.
Ten Colorado hospitals across the state participated in a six-month pilot project to cut opioid use called the Colorado Opioid Safety Collaborative.
The scale of the problem has prompted Colorado lawmakers to propose a set of bills they hope may lead to better prevention and treatment.
For more than four decades, Arapahoe House provided an array of treatment services to about 5000 people a year, meeting a key community niche.
Admiral James Winnefeld was hopefuL but apprehensive about his son's recovery from heroin addiction. It wasn't long before he got the gut-wrenching call.