Trinchera Blanca Ranch in the San Luis Valley of Colorado is proving new techniques to manage forest health. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun)

This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

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What’s Working: A new $375 stimulus, small business grants and tales from Colorado’s unemployment queue

Also: A very important form for renters facing eviction; unopened emails; and a child-at-home mistake

Damn, Dem fundraisers! Please stop the emo emails, the fake birthday cards and the bomb clocks that never run down!

Every minute, it's another email begging for money! I know if Trump wins again, it's the end of democracy, justice and the world as we know it, but these pleas are driving me nuts. And they can't possibly be working, can they?

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Barbara Nickless juggled plot and backstory to create a tale inspired by an Army intelligence officer

She also found one of her writing habits disappeared after she was displaced by the 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire