In this July 12, 2012 photo, dead, browned tamarisk lines the banks of the Colorado River as efforts to eliminate the invasive species appeared to be working. The small tamarisk leaf beetle, used to control the nonnative and invasive tamarisk plant, was released in 2004 along the Colorado River in Grand County. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)

Why planting tenacious tamarisk seemed like a good idea until it wasn’t, and other harrowing tales of Colorado’s invasive species

For scientists, preserving nature’s balance can mean love-hate-love relationships with everything from Dalmatian toadflax to horny beetles and jumping carp.

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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.

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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.