Camille Stevens-Rumann, left, a forestry researcher at Colorado State University, graduate assistant Zoe Schapira , and field technician Zane Dickson-Hunt gather data amid the burn scar of the 2018 Spring Creek Fire June 11, 2019, near La Veta. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.

The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.

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A condition called aphasia makes language difficult. This CU therapy group seeks to change the narrative — through “applied theater.”

About a dozen clients at the university’s clinic have launched rehearsals of their own interpretation of “The Wizard of Oz.” Already, the experience is stretching their abilities.

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Colorado mountain biking program teaches girls to conquer trails, with an eye toward helping in other parts life

The Cycle Effect brings the recreation and competition of affluent mountain communities to traditionally underserved residents -- with payoff for perseverance

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A deeper look at the Colorado money race ahead of 2020: Who raised the most and where it came from

John Hickenlooper gets boost from national Democrats as Andrew Romanoff holds steady in the primary for U.S. Senate