John Van Doren of Bailey stands by a slash pile that was the result of more than 200 hours of work by the KZ Ranch Mountain Community HOA doing wildfire mitigation. He has drawn on the experience of Black Forest residents to further local efforts. (Photo courtesy of Debi Van Doren)

For one man in a Colorado foothills town, watching the Black Forest wildfire explode was almost like looking in the mirror.

In Bailey, John Van Doren invited Black Forest residents to speak there in the hope that he and his neighbors might benefit from lessons learned. That led to a plan.

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What do Jeffco schools use to teach reading? District leaders don’t know, and neither does the public.

District leaders told Chalkbeat that each school has the autonomy to select its own reading curriculum, but officials don’t track what schools have chosen.

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In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

The GOP incumbent is linked to Trump, while the moderate, pro-fracking former governor is called “Frackenlooper” by progressives.

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PCR? Antigen? Antibody? Your guide to the different kinds of coronavirus tests and how accurate they are

As new varieties of rapid COVID-19 tests hit the market, knowing which test tells you what is becoming even more important