Trees harvested from the 172,000-acre Trinchera Blanca Ranch are cut into 8-to-12-foot lengths before processing into lumber at the Trinchera Blanca Ranch's Blanca Forestry Products sawmill, which was built by the ranch's owner, conversationist Louis Bacon, to help improve forest health on the ranch. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)Blanca Forestry Products, (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.

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Don’t use coronavirus antibody tests for workplace decisions, western Colorado health officials say

Experts question the value and accuracy of antibody data and point to low prevalence of the virus in Ouray County

Opinion: National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show there’s more than one kind of patriotism

National Park Service sites like Mount Rushmore are public lands, meant to be appreciated by everyone, but they raise crucial questions about history, unity and love of country, especially during this election year.