Feb. 5, 2024: Colorado ranks high in alcohol deaths; An adaptive skier comes ‘Full Circle’

February 5, 2024
Andrea Carter, left, and her daughter Ashley, 14, comfort each other at Golden Gate Canyon State Park near Black Hawk on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. The family spread the ashes of Matt Carter, Andrea’s husband and Ashley’s father, near the site. He died of liver failure at age 39 in 2018 after battling alcohol addiction.Andrea Carter, left, and her daughter Ashley, 14, comfort each other at Golden Gate Canyon State Park near Black Hawk on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. The family spread the ashes of Matt Carter, Andrea’s husband and Ashley’s father, near the site. He died of liver failure at age 39 in 2018 after battling alcohol addiction.Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post
Andrea Carter, left, and her daughter Ashley, 14, comfort each other at Golden Gate Canyon State Park near Black Hawk on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. The family spread the ashes of Matt Carter, Andrea’s husband and Ashley’s father, near the site. He died of liver failure at age 39 in 2018 after battling alcohol addiction.

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Feb. 5, 2024: Colorado ranks high in alcohol deaths; An adaptive skier comes ‘Full Circle’

Colorado is sixth in the nation in alcohol-related deaths, with the problem taking an increasing toll on women and younger people. Denver Post health reporter Meg Wingerter’s series is “Colorado’s Quiet Killer.” Then, a task force wants to overhaul Colorado’s school funding system. And, “Full Circle: A Story of Post Traumatic Growth,” chronicles an adaptive skier's journey both on and off the slopes.