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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

Eldora (credit: CBS)

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

Work being done on the new lift at Wolf Creek (credit: CBS)

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

Waterton Canyon (credit: CBS)

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

Wolf Creek Ski Area (credit: wolfcreekski.com)

More Time Sought To Protest Federal Land Swap Near Wolf Creek Ski Area

Environmental groups want more time to file a protest on a public land swap involving a proposed development near the Wolf Creek Ski Area.

12/30/2014

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Wolf Creek Ski Area Owner Sentenced Over Permitting Violation

Wolf Creek Ski Area owner Davey Pitcher has been sentenced to probation and community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to conducting search and rescue training on public land without a permit.

12/16/2014

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Federal Government Limits Drilling In White River National Forest

The federal government is making more than 90 percent of the 2.2-million-acre White River National Forest off-limits to future energy exploration.

12/09/2014

Browns Canyon National Monument Measure Debated

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.

12/06/2014

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