The Western rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis) is found throughout Colorado at elevations below 9,000 feet and grows up to 3 feet in length. This one was photographed near the Natural Arch in the La Garita Wilderness north of Del Norte, Colorado. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Don’t suck out the venom, do bring your phone: What a trail runner’s rattlesnake bite can teach Colorado adventurers

Snake bites are rare, but a bad situation can get worse if you have to run for help

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How will Western water be affected by climate change? A tiny Colorado flower may have the answer

Researchers are scouring the landscape near Crested Butte to gather data and inform climate computer models used around the world

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Colorado public option opponents accused of trying to “weaponize” doctors against health insurance proposal

PATH, an organization backed by Colorado hospitals, is encouraging medical professionals to speak out against the soon-to-come public health insurance option legislation

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“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive

Democrats are proposing a state fund for pay increases while Republican lawmakers want to give bonuses to high-performing teachers. But, either way, the path for state funds to reach teacher paychecks remains tricky.