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Prescribed Burns Planned On Federal Land In San Luis Valley

Prescribed burns are planned on federal land at five locations in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado this spring, but the dates haven’t been set.

03/25/2015

Pawnee National Grassland (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

Firefighters Complete Prescribed Burn On Pawnee Grassland

The U.S. Forest Service has completed a prescribed burn on less than one square mile of the Pawnee National Grassland in Weld County.

03/12/2015

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (credit: James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

State Says Ash Tree-Killing Insect Still Limited To Boulder

The Colorado State Forest Service says an insect that kills ash trees hasn’t spread outside the city of Boulder, but a disease that attacks black walnut trees is advancing.

02/25/2015

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Federal Government Limits Drilling In White River National Forest

The federal government is making more than 90 percent of the 2.2-million-acre White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration.

12/09/2014

Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs talks with CBS4's Jeff Todd (credit: CBS)

Summit County Wants To Acquire Land For More Affordable Housing

There’s an effort to bring more affordable housing options to one of Colorado’s most popular destinations. It’s taking an act of Congress, but Summit County should soon acquire a big chunk of land for more housing.

07/10/2014

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2 Brush Fires In Jefferson County Were Human-Caused

The U.S. Forest Service says two small brush fires in Jefferson County were human-caused.

06/02/2014

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Oprah Winfrey, California Man Battle Over Trail Access Near Telluride

The fight for trail access across a 60-acre piece of land in San Miguel County owned by Oprah Winfrey is getting harsh.

05/20/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Ag Secretary Presses On Firefighting Funds, Set For Denver Appearance

As Colorado and other wildfire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

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