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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RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

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Coronavirus has led to a boom in single-use plastics. NREL is launching a new effort to upcycle them.

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was in Golden for the groundbreaking where he pledged the Trump administration’s support for renewable energy efforts, despite proposed budget cuts

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Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.

The state’s newest model will provide money to schools based on metrics that include how many students of color it enrolls, and how many are low-income, the first to go to college in their family and are from Colorado