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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Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO being sued by Colorado and other states

Colorado and Massachusetts allege that Purdue's CEO blamed the dangers of opioids on patients rather than the drugs

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State lawmaker from southeast Colorado dies after long battle with cancer

Lewis, who was battling cancer for a third time, died at home on her ranch in Las Animas County