The Corral Bluffs area near Colorado Springs, where researchers from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science discovered thousands of fossils unveiling the origins of life on Earth as we know it. (HHMI Tangled Bank Studios)

It turns out the keys to the origins of modern life on Earth were buried under Colorado Springs

Denver Museum of Nature & Science spent three years combing through the Corral Bluff area, just east of Colorado Springs, finding fossils that painted a picture of how the planet’s ecosystem recovered from the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event

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Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

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Why the Denver school board “flipped” toward reform and what might happen next

The question now is what this “flip” will mean for teachers, students, and parents