A sedated orphan bear cub waits for wildlife managers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to transfer it from a cage to a man-made den on the north slope of Pikes Peak. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Wildlife officials hoping man-made dens help orphaned cubs of Colorado’s bad-news bears get back on their paws

The cubs were sent to rehab to unlearn bad behavior taught by their mothers

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Nicolais: Some sun in the dark clouds of the opioid epidemic

Government programs and healthcare innovators, including many in Colorado, have begun introducing potential solutions to combat the myriad of problems created by opioid misuse