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Here are the wildfires currently burning across Colorado

Lightning sparked three of the largest wildfires burning right now in the state

Wildfire

Opinion: As media professors surveying Colorado’s local-news landscape, we have good news and bad news

The fight to save local news will have profound implications for the future of our democracy. There is a winding road ahead.

Opinion Columns

Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands

The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.

Politics and Government

Ex-Colorado sheriff’s sergeant charged in fatal shooting near Cortez

Montezuma County Sgt. Edward Francis Oxley was charged in September with two counts of illegally discharging a firearm

News

Gigabit internet coming to more rural southwestern Colorado communities

Utah internet company wins second federal grant to provide broadband to Dolores, San Miguel and Montezuma counties. Locals hope to see more economic activity, better mobile service.

Technology

In Colorado’s hard-to-count communities, census outreach and coronavirus support are one and the same

Another shift in deadline -- the Census Bureau now must continue until Oct. 31 -- throws a wrench into the mix

Politics and Government

Nearly a quarter of the people Colorado said died from coronavirus don’t have COVID-19 on their death certificate

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced a change to how it tallies coronavirus deaths amid complaints that it inflated numbers

Coronavirus

Even with orange juice, the coronavirus has turned my thought process into a baggage carousel

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

U.S. House approves largest Colorado wilderness bill in 40 years. But not everyone is happy.

Rep. Diana DeGette’s wilderness package would protect 660,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado, but its future looks bleak in the Senate and White House

Outdoors

An apple revival near Four Corners is restoring hundreds of historic fruits — and the local ag economy

Using DNA testing in southwest Colorado, the Montezuma Orchard Restoration project welcomes back apple varieties like Winter Banana, Blue Pearmain, Ben Davis and Esopus Spitzenburg — and businesses are sprouting around them.

Business