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Bad Fire Season Running Through U.S. Firefighting Budget

The Obama administration says wildfires have been so bad this season that the Forest Service will exhaust its firefighting budget within the next month and will again have to tap into other programs for more money.

08/18/2015

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‘Same Old Problem’ Says Wildlife Manager About Bears Closing Campgrounds

A popular Colorado high county camping and hiking area will be closed until further notice due to problems with bears.

08/06/2015

Black bear (credit: Jeff Ulvedal)

Too Many Bears: Overnight Camping Banned At Crater Lake

Overnight camping is no longer allowed at Crater Lake because of bears.

08/05/2015

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Deadly Ice Cave Collapse In Washington Claims 1, Injures 4

An ice cave in Washington State collapsed on Monday evening, killing one person and injuring four others.

07/07/2015

Sherry Thomas of Buena Vista took this photo. It features the Maroon Bells near Aspen.

Maroon Bells Visitors Now Required To Take A Bus

The bus from the Aspen Highlands Ski Area up to the Maroon Bells started on Saturday. The Forest Service says it’s just too popular of a location to let everyone drive.

06/13/2015

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Interior Secretary Jewell On Wildfires: ‘Future Of American West Is At Stake’

Some of country’s top officials are warning of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season across the West, and now state forest rangers say they’re ready for the worst.

06/09/2015

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Feds Say Southwest, Northwest Could See Catastrophic Wildfires

Despite a wet spring over much of the nation, the Obama administration warned Tuesday of potentially catastrophic wildfires this summer, especially in the Southwest and Northwest.

06/09/2015

The 213 Fire (credit: Durango Herald)

Wildfire Burning Near Durango 60 Percent Contained

The 213 Fire burning on about 60 acres of Southern Ute tribal land on both sides of the Animas River was about 60 percent contained on Tuesday.

04/14/2015

The 213 Fire (credit: Durango Herald)

Wildfires Burning Near Kenosha Pass, Durango

Firefighters are working to contain two wildfires burning in Colorado.

04/13/2015

The zip-line on Vail Mountain (credit: CBS)

Ski Resorts Turn Themselves Into Summer Resorts Too

In the old days, after the snow melted at ski resorts, all that remained was grass, a gondola and the occasional alpine slide.

04/07/2015

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