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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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass