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COVID’s economic hit is another chapter in Colorado’s boom and bust history

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Assistant manager Lexy Hesselberg makes a drink at Solar Roast’s Colorado Springs store on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.

Two Coloradans were working on a book about the state's boom and bust cycle when the pandemic hit. That meant historian Tom Noel and attorney Bill Hansen had to rethink their premise and rewrite in light of COVID-19's economic wallop. Their new book is "Boom and Bust Colorado: From the 1859 Gold Rush to the 2020 Pandemic."