Forester Austin Shelby holds a "bubble cap" or packet of chemicals developed to mimic pheromones that fool Douglas fir beetles into avoiding trees as they emerge and seek new hosts this spring. The packets are stapled onto the trees individually. This year, trees in the City of Ouray as well as on federal forest lands have been targeted for the application. (Erin McIntyre, Ouray County Plaindealer)

Message scent: Douglas fir beetles detoured from Ouray forest by pheromone packets

Volunteers armed with staplers reach high to ward off tiny invaders who prefer the biggest, oldest, most beautiful Douglas firs in the forest

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Coronavirus made us all “preppers.” And people who’ve been doing it for years aren’t saying “we told you so.”

Fortitude Ranch, a chain of affordable prepper country clubs with two locations the Colorado mountains, sold out of space once the gravity of COVID-19 spread.

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Colorado is releasing incarcerated kids early because of coronavirus

The Division of Youth Services has already sent 22 young people to early parole and is evaluating about 300 others.