High in the mountains southeast of Parachute, a plaque located on private property behind a split rail fence marks the site of the Project Rulison nuclear test that took place on Sept. 10, 1969. (Gretel Daugherty, Special to The Colorado Sun)

50 years ago a nuclear bomb was detonated under the Western Slope to release natural gas. Here’s how poorly it went.

The Rulison explosion was larger than the one that devastated Hiroshima. “They truly believed they could play God,” said a man who protested the experiment.

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Colorado farmers hopeful as revised free-trade deal with Mexico and Canada approved

The new North American deal will have greater impact on Colorado’s agriculture than the recently approved deal with China

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The people’s projector: Denver’s D&F Tower converted to artists’ canvas by “Night Lights” installation

Animations will roll over the 16th Street Mall landmark in “permanent” installation designed to spark thought provoking moments for as long as a decade.

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A Colorado-born tale of the zombie apocalypse details a feast of the undead — with a side of ethics

Philosopher/educator Bryan Hall, a dedicated horror fan, coaxes us to re-examine what’s moral, deal with evolving zombies and consider an upside-down political landscape