An aerial view of the Buffalo fire showing where the blaze was stopped by crews thanks to fire breaks installed years earlier. (Provided photo)

The Buffalo fire, near Silverthorne, was one of the first big tests for fire breaks in Colorado. Now, communities are changing their tune toward them.

The wildfire started on June 12 and was racing toward $1 billion in homes and infrastructure. Then, crews stopped the flames in their tracks.

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Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for U.S. Supreme Court; Cory Gardner voted to put her on federal bench in 2017

Gardner voted to approve Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2017, suggesting he already approved of her credentials to be a top federal jurist. Colorado's Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, voted against her confirmation for that job.

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What’s Working: Thousands of fraud holds lifted for Colorado unemployed, while more face pricier health insurance

How some things unexpectedly went from bad to worse for some out-of-work people in Colorado. Plus, Lost Wages benefits begin, more unemployment fraud news and other updates in this week’s What’s Working.

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Identifying with her protagonist, Donna Cooner explored a teen’s struggle with body image

The author also found that her own addiction to social media became a major impediment to getting her work done on "Fake"