A sunbeam illuminates the Elephant Butte Fire burning near Evergreen on July 13, 2020 as seen from Idledale. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Authorities lift evacuations prompted by wildfire near Evergreen after rainstorm douses burn area

The 50-acre blaze was at 25% containment "and climbing" by midday Tuesday, the sheriff's office announced.

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Colorado mitigation “bank” to offset wetland damage, meet Clean Water Act rules

For the first time in 20 years, a new Clean Water Act mitigation bank breaks ground on the Front Range

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What’s Working: Will Colorado become the nation’s precedent for extended benefits?

Plus: More small business grants, a D.C. update and how to move to PUA

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Laurie Marr Wasmund watched a single volume of her historical novel mushroom into a trilogy

The author of "To Walk Humbly" mixed Colorado's real-life heroes and villains of the 1920s with fictional characters in this final installment of the White Winter Trilogy