A woman stands next to the largest known Douglas fir in Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service led a hike through the 416 fire burn zone on Oct. 31, 2018, when the death of the tree and one of the largest blue spruces in the state were confirmed. The walk also gave foresters a view of how new understory plants have begun to regenerate. (Photo provided by Joe Lewandowski, Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Two of Colorado’s largest trees lived for 500 years near Durango. Then came the 416 fire.

"These trees were already stressed and they just couldn’t handle it"

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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

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Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law