Trinchera Blanca Ranch in the San Luis Valley of Colorado is proving new techniques to manage forest health. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality

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The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports