U.S. Forest Service

The Ecklund Fire (credit: National Park Service)

Wildfire On Dinosaur National Monument Property Estimated At 400 Acres

Firefighters are battling a wildfire that broke out on Saturday in Moffat County near the town of Dinosaur.

06/29/2015

A transient camp found near Telluride (credit: San Miguel County Sheriff)

Authorities Cracking Down On Illegal Camping In Durango Area

Local and federal authorities are joining forces to crack down on illegal camping in southwestern Colorado, a growing problem highlighted by a series of bear attacks on people camping in Durango.

06/10/2015

The natural dam that's formed near the top of the slide site (credit: Mesa County Department of Public Works)

Pond At Site Of Massive Grand Mesa Landslide Could Spill Over Soon

Residents in Mesa County are preparing for a possible evacuation due to flooding concerns.

06/07/2015

Timothy Hayashi, Mesa County Department of Public Works Senior Engineer, points out problems with the mudslide (credit: CBS)

New Creek Found At Site Of Massive Mudslide Near Collbran Raises Threat Level

There are concerns over the stability of a mountainside in western Colorado. A year ago it gave way and three people below were killed.

05/26/2015

An image of the mudslide (credit: CBS)

Residents Near Last Year’s Deadly Massive Mudslide Worried About New Pond

Collbran-area residents held a meeting on Tuesday over concerns about a pond that formed near the top of the site of a massive landslide killed three men last May.

04/29/2015

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Crews Training For Wildfires Say They Need To Work On Communication

Agencies throughout the state are getting ready for the wildfire season and on Saturday fire crews trained for a wildfire at Chatfield Reservoir where they said they need to work on communication.

04/12/2015

The zip-line on Vail Mountain (credit: CBS)

Ski Resorts Turn Themselves Into Summer Resorts Too

In the old days, after the snow melted at ski resorts, all that remained was grass, a gondola and the occasional alpine slide.

04/07/2015

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U.S. Forest Service Aims To Revive Mining Exemption For Roadless Area

The U.S. Forest Service wants to revive the possibility of expanded coal mining inside a designated roadless area in Gunnison County in western Colorado.

04/06/2015

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Prescribed Burns Planned On Federal Land In San Luis Valley

Prescribed burns are planned on federal land at five locations in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado this spring, but the dates haven’t been set.

03/25/2015

A worker clears a tree killed by pine beetles. (credit: CBS4 File)

Report Says Beetles Don’t Make Forests More Likely To Burn

Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones.

03/24/2015

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