Some of country’s top officials are warning of a potentially catastrophic wildfire season across the West, and now state forest rangers say they’re ready for the worst.
Tens of thousands of people have packed in to watch the World Alpine Ski Championships — even celebrities have showed up like Tiger Woods. But the event is also bringing out some top officials from the nation’s capital.
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall asked for the public’s help Saturday to designate 16 square miles of federal land as a monument and wilderness in Browns Canyon.
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.