Automated fans and cultivation lights are pictured operating above cannabis plants at RiNo Supply's cultivation facility near Lafayette on Dec. 13, 2018. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Denver and Boulder have big goals to fight climate change. But there is an obstacle: cannabis

Costs, regulations pushing legitimate marijuana grow operations to be more efficient, but illicit grows still consume 75 percent of the energy used to cultivate pot

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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass