One of the “tens of thousands” of fish that died in the Animas River after runoff full of ash and sediment from the 416 fire turned the river dark brown. (Joe Lewandowski, Colorado Parks and WIldlife)

Colorado fish are catching the brunt of continuing drought, wildfire runoff

Aquatic life has already seen its habitat diminished significantly in the throes of drought

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Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

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After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan