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Tom Tidwell

(credit: CBS)

No Impact Seen On Ski Season From Furloughs

A group representing the nation’s ski industry said Monday it expects no major impact on this year’s ski season because of federal furloughs.

10/07/2013

An image from Copter4 on June 13 of the High Park Fire. (credit: CBS)

U.S. Wildfires Fuel Urgency For Forest Restoration

As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural state, where fire was a part of the landscape.

06/14/2012

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Federal Officials Say They’re Ready For Wildfires In Colorado & Other States

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.

04/26/2012

Daniel Jiron (credit: fs.fed.us)

Jiron Named Regional Forester For Rocky Mountains

A longtime U.S. Forest Service employee has been chosen as the new regional forester for the Rocky Mountain region.

02/07/2012

Powderhorn Ski  Resort (credit: powderhorn.com)

Tipton: Feds Backed Resort Into Corner

Congressman Scott Tipton says the U.S. Forest Service forced Powderhorn Mountain Resort to surrender water rights so the ski area could open in two weeks.

11/30/2011

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