Addie Schuenemeyer, co-founder of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, walks through the greenhouse where young apple trees grown from scions and grafts are being raised in McElmo Canyon near Cortez on Nov. 25, 2019. "It's a race against time," she said. "Every year we lose more of the old trees." (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

An apple revival near Four Corners is restoring hundreds of historic fruits — and the local ag economy

Using DNA testing in southwest Colorado, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration project welcomes back apple varieties like Winter Banana, Blue Pearmain, Ben Davis and Esopus Spitzenburg — and businesses are sprouting around them.

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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps ahead

Gov. Jared Polis announced a task force in January to study the state’s tax breaks, building on the General Assembly’s efforts, but it may stall