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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Colorado Supreme Court rules TABOR repeal can move forward in major victory for critics

The 5-2 opinion reverses a state title board decision in January that ruled the ballot measure violated the single subject clause of the state constitution

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Democrat attorneys general are among Trump’s largest roadblocks. Where does Colorado’s Phil Weiser fit in?

Colorado’s attorney general has already filed or joined eight lawsuits against the Trump administration. Phil Weiser says he is simply trying to protect the state, but some Republican critics argue he’s going too far.