The Lion, (Christopher Moulton), the Scarecrow (Nicolas Pelletier) and the Tin Man, (Francisco Estevez) carry "The Wizard of Oz," and often Dorothy (Dana Benton), with extreme lifts and throws. (Mike Watson, Colorado Ballet)

Review: Colorado Ballet most on point with small-group dances in “The Wizard of Oz”

New dance version of classic American story swirls with new music, wild costumes, puppets and powerful performances by the Wicked Witch and Dorothy and her crew.

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Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Voter guide: Where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on Colorado issues

Ahead of the state’s presidential primary on Super Tuesday, the Democratic candidates talk health care, marijuana, education, public land and beer

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Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.