Using your sick days is important. You earn one hour of paid time off for every 30 hours you work in Colorado.

Have you noticed that people are taking more sick days? You are not the only one. Since the pandemic, workers in Colorado have taken 45% more sick days.

I am not saying that taking sick leave is bad. Sick days are necessary and everybody should use sick time when needed.

Coloradans And Sick Time: Is This Ethical?


Betway surveyed Americans to identify the main reasons why we use sick days. They found that a surprising amount of Coloradans have taken sick leave from work because of sporting events.

70% of Coloradans have reported that they have taken time off of work to watch an important game. Do you think that is a good reason to use a sick day? Send us a message and let us know.

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When it comes to taking time off of work for major sporting events Colorado had the second-highest rate in the nation.

Utah had the most. This is strange because we have more professional sports than they do.

Since the Denver Nuggets have been so great the past couple of years we could imagine that many of us have taken time off to celebrate their big wins.

Can We Talk About the Super Bowl?

I believe that we need a day to recover from Super Bowl festivities. Super Bowl Sunday is iconic... But nobody ever wants to go to work the next day.

I have two solutions.

  • Move the Super Bowl to Saturday.
  • Make Monday a federal holiday and everybody gets to stay home.

All the Businesses Colorado Sadly Lost In This Last Year

While the list is much longer, here are some of the Colorado businesses that we were most sad to see go in 2023.

Gallery Credit: Big Rob

Top 5 Causes of Auto Accidents in Colorado

According to the Colorado State Patrol, in 2023, these were the top causes of fatal and injury car crashes in Colorado. 

The total does not add up to 100 percent, as other varieties of car wreck causes in Colorado combined for a total of 32.03 percent of injury and deadly accidents.

Gallery Credit: Christine Kapperman