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Trout (and anglers) love Colorado’s Dream Stream — and transported trees could keep it thriving

This stretch of the South Platte and its world-class fishing have been damaged by floods, but borrowed root wads and other material could repair and protect it for years to come

Environment

Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re making progress.

Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease

Environment

How fly-fishing lessons and movie soundtracks figured into a Colorado author’s “Stolen Heart”

The romance author relied on a life spent in the North Fork Valley to inform her setting, but to make the characters real she had some learning to do -- including about dairy farms

SunLit Interviews

The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into Backcountry.com to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues

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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

Environment

First efforts to revive populations of Colorado’s state fish seemed fruitless. Then the greenback cutthroat trout surprised everyone — again.

The species -- previously considered extinct -- is thriving in Herman Gulch, off Interstate 70, after initial stocking attempts now appear to be successful

Environment

After long regarding the South Platte as not much more than a sewer, is metro Denver ready to love its river?

With a flurry of projects completed and the huge River Mile development on the horizon, the river's proponents see the narrative changing.

Environment

Changing the way people access the burliest waters in the country: Mancos’ Alpacka Raft crafts “a new way to see the world”

Today, the company’s more than two dozen employees design, cut, weld, glue, test and ship more than 2,600 Alpacka rafts across the world every year

Outdoors

“I had to reinvent myself. I’m back but I’m different:” A southwest Colorado man recovers from a devastating mountain climbing fall

It was a fun day that Thad Ferrell can't remember

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