Rio Grande National Forest

Wolf Creek Ski Area (credit: wolfcreekski.com)

National Forest Recommends Land Swap for Ski Road

The Rio Grande National Forest recommended approval of a land swap Thursday that would allow a developer to build an access road to a proposed ski village near the remote Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwestern Colorado.

11/20/2014

Beetle-killed trees (credit: CBS)

Market Improving For Beetle-Killed Trees

Rising timber prices are improving the market for trees killed by spruce beetles in the Rio Grande National Forest.

11/20/2014

North Clear Creek Falls (credit: fs.usda.gov/riogrande)

Michigan Man Killed In Fall In Rio Grande National Forest

A Michigan man was killed Friday morning after falling while taking a picture from the top of a waterfall in Rio Grande National Forest.

08/18/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

More Progress Made On Pipeline & West Fork Complex Fires

The Pipeline Fire burning near Trinidad was started by lightning on Wednesday and so far has burned 100 acres.

07/14/2013

The West Fork Complex Fire  (credit: CBS)

Assessment Reveals West Fork Complex Fire Only 19 Percent Contained

The battle against the massive West Fork Complex Fire took a setback on Monday.

07/08/2013

West Fork Fire as seen from Creede. (credit: Keith Siddel)

Crews Hope For Any Kind Of Break At West Fork Complex Fire

Crews defending small homes, a ski area and a handful of roads against an erratic wildfire in Colorado’s southwest mountains hoped Monday for a break – any break – in the weather that will allow them to launch a more strategic assault.

06/24/2013

West Fork Fire (credit: Denise Benavides)

Fire Rages, South Fork Braces For Long Evacuation

A colossal wildfire near a popular summer retreat in southern Colorado continues to be driven by winds and fueled by dead trees in a drought-stricken area, authorities said Sunday.

06/23/2013

The West Fork Fire (credit: Jeff Stuckwish)

West Fork, Windy Pass Fires Prompt Health Warning

Two backcountry wildfires in southwestern Colorado are expected to continue sending smoke into nearby towns, including Pagosa Springs.

06/16/2013

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Wildfire Chars 75-100 Acres In Southwestern Colorado

Crews are battling a wildfire that has charred between 75 and 100 acres and is threatening a handful of homes in southwestern Colorado.

06/01/2013

Irmelin Shively from Lafayette sent in this photo taken on Cameron Pass on Sept. 13, 2010.

Moose Threatened By Sloppy Hunters, Officials Warn

Colorado wildlife authorities say the state’s small moose population faces a frustrating threat: sloppy hunters who think they’re aiming at elk.

11/06/2011

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