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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A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado

Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets

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The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program

The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically