Dave Root, a forester with the Colorado State Forest Service, looks out at a stand of burnt trees in Black Forest on Aug. 17, 2018. (John Ingold, The Colorado Sun)

Deep inside Black Forest, a lesson in the importance of wildfire mitigation

Thinning out the forest can reduce fire intensity and give trees a fighting chance

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Deep mountain snow raised Lake Mead, Lake Powell water lines. But for the first time, supply cuts loom downstream.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan inked this spring is triggering “a new era” of mandatory cuts for Arizona and Nevada

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Colorado commission votes 8-1 to adopt zero-emissions vehicle mandate after three-day hearing

Colorado's adoption of ZEV rule means more electric vehicles will be on sale in the state. Commissioner Tom Gonzales voting against the rule.