At 14,158 feet, Mount Sneffels looms over the San Juan Mountains still covered with snow Sunday June 23, 2019. (William Woody, Special to the Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s strong 2019 snowpack decreased bark beetle impact on trees

The cold, wet spring followed by warm rains led to fungi germinating on aspen leaves and causing kill spots

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Worker at Colorado emergency operations center, where governor briefs media, tests positive for coronavirus

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management said the worker tested positive on Saturday

Nicolais: As Holy Week begins, we are not lost or alone in the wilderness

After initial fear that I’d lose an annual spiritual touchstone because of the coronavirus, I learned we all share the space between us