Heidi Steltzer stands outside a research plot near Crested Butte where she and her team of scientists and student assistants are studying the effect of snow cover and snow melt on plant species. The instrument behind her records air and surface as well as underground temperatures. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

How will Western water be affected by climate change? A tiny Colorado flower may have the answer

Researchers are scouring the landscape near Crested Butte to gather data and inform climate computer models used around the world

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado releases its plan to slash greenhouse gases, leaving some environmental groups wanting more

The Colorado Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Roadmap, nine months in the making, quickly drew flak when it was released on Wednesday

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Bicycle retailers are seeing unprecedented sales. But the supply chain is tight and new bikes are hard to find.

As the coronavirus pandemic spurred stay-at-home measures across the United States this year, Coloradans increasingly turned to biking.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The next four weeks will determine if Cory Gardner keeps his job. Here’s how he plans to shift the tide.

Every poll since October 2019 has shown the Republican incumbent trailing. One survey had him within 5 percentage points of John Hickenlooper, but most surveys show the senator facing a much larger deficit.