Veterinarian Robin Downing demonstrates how she gives treats during appointments with her golden retriever, Kula, at her clinic in downtown Windsor on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Downing also uses diffusers with pheromones and plays reggae music to help relax her canine patients. (Valerie Mosley, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A new breed of veterinarian in Colorado provides fear-free treatment for man’s best friend. And cats.

Robin Downing pioneered the more specialized treatment now demanded for pets that have attained a higher status -- family. Sometimes that means playing reggae for dogs.

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East Troublesome fire evacuees fled in minutes. Now it could be days before they know the fate of their homes.

When the East Troublesome fire made its 20-mile, 105,000-acre run across Grand County on Wednesday night, some people living in the thousands of homes in its path had just minutes to flee

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Colorado limits gatherings to 10 people from no more than two households as coronavirus spike continues

Previously, Coloradans were allowed to gather in groups of up to 25 people with no limit on how many households those people could be from.

Littwin: The headline from the debate is Trump wasn’t a major jerk, but that isn’t the headline he needed

If Trump lost the first debate on bad behavior, he lost the second on the merits. Biden wasn’t great, but he didn’t need to be. He had four years of the Trump presidency to fall back on.