Colorado Parks and Wildlife hatchery technician Billy Krall watches as cutthroats are poured from a net Monday, July 1, 2019, before being carried to Cottonwood Creek in the mountains southwest of Westcliffe. (Mark Reis, special to The Colorado Sun)

These cutthroat trout survived in only one Colorado creek, until it was choked out by wildfire ash

Now their offspring are getting a fresh start after hitching a ride in saddlebags up a mountain stream

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Aurora police apologize after girls handcuffed in stolen car mixup

Jennifer Wurtz, who shot a video of the encounter, said on camera that the police drew guns as they initially approached the car

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“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

As the captions say, these photos can be frivolous and fun. They also often document some of the most powerful seconds of a woman’s life.