Telluride Ski Patrollers Jim Greene and Eric Auraf ire charges from Avalauncher Gun 3 toward Palmyra Peak. The patrollers responsible for avalanche mitigation are required to have explosives handling certification. (Brett Schreckengost, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Telluride’s avalanche-battling arsenal: WWII cannons, 3D mapping and discipline

The “steep and deep” resort uses one of the largest and most diverse tool boxes in North America to mitigate avalanche hazards

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Plutonium found in Rocky Flats soil near Denver, though 2nd test shows lower level

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said it is trying to sort out the conflicting results

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Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled Capitol

Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent more than $36.4 million on lobbyists in fiscal year 2019 to influence Colorado lawmakers and government agencies

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Police, not counselors, respond when suicidal teens call Safe2Tell for help. Utah may have a better way.

A state lawmaker and experts are looking at how to streamline Safe2Tell and the Colorado Crisis Services line to improve response