Thousands of lodgepole pine trees in the South San Juan Wilderness on Piedra Pass show the damage done in Colorado's forests by pine beetles. The wilderness area is a backdrop to the Rio Grande National Forest, where 600,000 acres of trees have been ravaged by spruce beetles. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Trump’s “energy dominance” push changing plans for 3 million acres of Colorado land, local stewards say

State and local agencies -- and more recently, Gov. Jared Polis -- prioritized conservation during years of public input and discussion. Now those objectives are in jeopardy.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

As coronavirus testing soars, wait times jump to a week — or more — across the U.S.

Colorado's state lab now takes 3-5 days to turn around tests, up from 24 to 48 hours. The wait is even longer for those tested through a private lab.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace despite 2019 law

Outside spenders in Colorado's recent primary found ways around transparency, making money tough to track.