TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound I-70 is closed at the top of Vail Pass and eastbound I-70 is closed east of Bennett, both due to accidents.

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A firefighter battles flames in the Black Forest Fire in 2013. (credit: Colorado Springs Fire Department)

Sheriff Maketa: Cause Of Black Forest Fire May Never Be Known

Investigators believe they know where the Black Forest Fire ignited but they might never know for sure how Colorado’s most destructive fire started, El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said Tuesday.

06/10/2014

A C-130 making a drop at the West Fork Complex Fire on Monday (credit: CBS)

Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Western Governors In Colorado Springs

President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.

06/09/2014

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2 Brush Fires In Jefferson County Were Human-Caused

The U.S. Forest Service says two small brush fires in Jefferson County were human-caused.

06/02/2014

In image of the slide on Loveland Pass (credit: Alan Henceroth)

Rock Slides Will Remain Common Because Of The Significant Snowpack

The slopes in Colorado are becoming very active and one U.S. Forest Service official said it’s erosion in action.

05/28/2014

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Oprah Winfrey, California Man Battle Over Trail Access Near Telluride

The fight for trail access across a 60-acre piece of land in San Miguel County owned by Oprah Winfrey is getting harsh.

05/20/2014

The DC-10 at the Black Forest Fire (credit: CBS)

Forest Services Expands Firefighting Tanker Fleet

As the Obama administration pushes Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it was adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet.

05/20/2014

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Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

As California recovers from a spate of wildfires and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight the destructive blazes.

05/20/2014

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Booby Traps Found On Popular Trail In Pike National Forest

The search is on for more booby traps on a popular Colorado trail after the U.S. Forest Service discovered a spike strip buried in a trail bed.

05/14/2014

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Spike Strips Found In Pike National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is warning hikers and bike riders on Rampart Range trails that spike strips have been found hidden underneath trails in the Pike National Forest.

05/13/2014

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Firefighters To Outline 2014 Fire Season Outlook

State and federal firefighting bosses are briefing Gov. John Hickenlooper on the outlook for the 2014 wildfire season in Colorado.

05/12/2014

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