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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Colorado asks U.S. Supreme Court to overturn decision allowing presidential electors to vote for whomever they want

The case, involving Colorado 2016 “faithless” presidential elector Micheal Baca, could change the way presidents are chosen in the U.S. and have a permanent effect on the nation’s Electoral College system

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17,774 Aurora voters got a ballot instructing them to choose one at-large City Council candidate. They are supposed to be picking two.

The Aurora city clerk says the Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is working with state elections officials to find a solution