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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

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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

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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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Plan For Expansion Of Eldora Ski Area Gets Initial Approval

The U.S. Forest Service is giving tentative approval to a plan to expand Eldora Mountain Resort.

03/17/2015

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Forest Service Needs More Time On Land Swap At Ski Area

The U.S. Forest Service will take another 30 days to review objections to a land swap that would allow construction of a road to a proposed residential development near the Wolf Creek Ski Area.

02/12/2015

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World Alpine Ski Championships A Great Advertisement For National Forests

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.

02/08/2015

Boulder Canyon Closures Protect Nesting Birds

The U.S. Forest Service will be implementing annual closures in Boulder Canyon beginning Feb. 1 in order to protect nesting golden eagles.

01/30/2015

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Waterton Canyon Reopens, Xcel Project Wraps Up Early

Waterton Canyon will fully be open to recreation for the first time since Sept. 2014 now that an Xcel Energy project wrapped up earlier than expected.

01/15/2015

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