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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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality

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The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports