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