Two student researchers were sent with chainsaws to a debris field above Silverton, Colorado, to collect tree-ring specimens for dendrochronologists looking for data about the avalanche cycle in Colorado. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Acres of destruction left by Colorado’s historic avalanche season are also delivering climate change evidence

Researchers think secrets hidden in the rings of millions of felled trees may reveal the relationship between climate and avalanche cycles

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State lawmaker from southeast Colorado dies after long battle with cancer

Lewis, who was battling cancer for a third time, died at home on her ranch in Las Animas County