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3 great spots to see the fall colors in Denver

DENVER — You procrastinated that trip to Colorado’s high country to see the fall colors, didn’t you? If so, we’ve got some good news and some bad news for you.

The bad news: As of mid to late October, most of the aspen trees in the mountains have already lost their leaves. The good news: There is still plenty of gorgeous fall color to be viewed right here in Denver!

But do yourself a favor: Don’t put it off this time. This week and upcoming weekend are your last best chances to view some of the splendid autumn foliage in the Mile High City, accentuated by ash trees that turn a whole host of colors from yellow to orange to red to purple.

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Emerald ash borer discovered in Oklahoma

Emerald ash borer discovered in Oklahoma

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. — Colorado’s Nebraska and Kansas neighbors were already dealing with emerald ash borer, and now, Oklahoma has been added to the list. As of Oct. 14, the pest had been discovered in the northeast portion of the state.

“With a number of our neighboring states already dealing with the pest. We knew it was a matter a time before emerald ash borer appeared in Oklahoma,” said George Geissler, director of Oklahoma Forestry Services. “We want to make Oklahomans aware of the issue and provide details about their available options and resources for dealing with this pest.”