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Scott Snelson

Spectators on Independence Pass on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

USA Pro Challenge Fans Couldn’t Camp On Independence Pass

The third stage route took riders from Gunnison to Aspen over both Cottonwood and Independence passes, but the U.S. Forest Service wanted to make sure fans didn’t camp out for a good spot on Independence Pass.

08/22/2012

(credit: Dan Walters)

Alabaster Mine Stalled Over Bighorn Sheep Dispute

A controversial alabaster mine sitting dormant south of Carbondale could be back in business, depending on a looming decision by the U.S. Forest Service weighing the mine’s impact on bighorn sheep.

11/05/2011

Maroon Bells (Photo by Julie Miller of Greenwood Village)

Tourist Restrictions Considered At Maroon Bells

Fall leaves are bringing swarms of tourists to Maroon Bells lake, prompting U.S. Forest Service officials to consider restrictions.

10/05/2011

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