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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Gov. Polis pitches preschool expansion, insists Colorado can afford it

Jared Polis has pledged that Colorado will have universal preschool access for 4-year-olds by the end of his first term in 2023

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LGBT activists say new bills — including one in Colorado — target transgender youth

The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union