September flooding caused nearly $17 million in damage to roads, trails, campgrounds and other facilities in the Arapaho and Roosevelt national forests in northern Colorado.
Survivors of the Lower North Fork wildfire are marking the one-year anniversary of the blaze, but they’re not planning on getting any compensation from the state any time soon.
Cold air and snow moved over the Galena Fire area in Larimer County giving fire crews some relief on Sunday.
A leaner U.S. Forest Service is preparing for another busy wildfire season.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is criticizing his colleagues’ rejection of an amendment he says would have fully funded the Forest Service’s Wildland Fire Management Account ahead of next year’s wildfire season.
There have already been two major fires in Colorado this year, and federal officials say as more break out in the state this year they’ll be ready.
The U.S. Forest Service says budget cuts are forcing the federal government to limit its response to a bark beetle outbreak that has destroyed millions of acres of forests in the West, and scientists are trying to figure out what the forests will look like after the epidemic has run its course.