A rainstorm passes over the Anthracite Mountains near Gunnison. The Gunnison Valley, through which the Gunnison River flows, is a well-watered valley that provides a lush and fertile ground for raising livestock, growing hay and small-scale farming despite its short season and extremes in temperature. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Gunnison’s farm season has grown by 28 days. The proof is in “Barometer” Bartleson’s weather records.

118 years of data crunched by weather “backcaster” tells a climate story that plenty of people in the high-mountain valley are talking about.

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Denver DA won’t prosecute 33 climate protesters arrested before Gov. Polis’ State of the State speech

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann's office says the Democrat met with the Colorado State Patrol and with the Denver Police Department in making her decision. The protesters were calling for action to fight climate change.

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Colorado hospitals — under increased scrutiny — raised prices and saw more profit, new report says

The report from the Polis administration shows per-patient profits at Colorado hospitals reached their highest level in at least a decade in 2018

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At 25 years old, Ouray’s ice festival continues to foster — and anchor — the winter sport’s rise

The event -- which began as a few rowdy locals climbing frozen leaks from an old water pipeline -- triples Ouray’s population of 1,000 residents and packs restaurants and hotels.