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The pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Pine Beetle Problem Waning, But May Be Moving To Lower Elevations

The U.S. Forest Service plans to spray nearly 8,000 trees in Northern Colorado to protect them from pine beetles.

03/24/2014

The spruce beetle (credit: for.gov.bc.ca)

Forest Survey: Spruce Beetles On March In Colorado

The U.S. Forest Service says an outbreak of spruce beetles is spreading at an accelerating rate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado.

02/14/2014

The pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Survey: Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Slows

A new survey of Colorado forests indicates that the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak continues to spread.

01/31/2014

The controlled burn near Winter Park (credit: CBS)

Denver Water, Forest Service Team Up On Thinning Project

A massive burn project is underway near Winter Park as the U.S. Forest Service is trying to prevent wildfires, and the project could also be good news for Denver Water customers.

11/10/2013

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No Impact Seen On Ski Season From Furloughs

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.

10/07/2013

An area near where the slide occurred (credit: CBS)

Trail Closed At Least Until Spring After Fatal Rock Slide

A popular Colorado trail where a rock slide killed five members of the same family will remain closed at least until spring, the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday, and one local official believes the closure should be permanent.

10/02/2013

The Johnson family. (Left to right: Kiowa-Rain Johnson, Dawna Johnson, Gracie Johnson and Dwayne Johnson. The photo includes the Johnson's son, Dakota, who was not with the family during the hike). (credit: CBS)

Dad Who Saved Girl In Deadly Rock Slide Remembered

Friends preparing to bury five relatives who died in a Colorado rock slide are remembering the father credited for saving his daughter’s life as a selfless volunteer who probably didn’t flinch to jump in front of cascading boulders to protect his daughter.

10/02/2013

Students painted a rock with messages for the Johnsons outside of the high school (credit: CBS)

Family Killed In Rock Slide Was Well Known & Liked In Buena Vista

A family from Buena Vista that was killed in a rock slide below Mount Princeton was well-known and liked in their community.

10/01/2013

The Johnson family. (Left to right: Kiowa-Rain Johnson, Dawna Johnson, Gracie Johnson and Dwayne Johnson. The photo includes the Johnson's son, Dakota, who was not with the family during the hike). (credit: CBS)

Deputy: Father Likely Saved Girl In Deadly Rock Slide

A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail – an action that authorities say probably saved her life even as her father and four other family members were killed.

10/01/2013

A worker removes pot plants from a site in the White River National Forest (credit: U.S. Forest Service)

No Evidence Of Cartel Ties To Massive Pot Growing Operation In High Country

More than 3,000 marijuana plants at an estimated worth of $8.4 million have been removed from an illegal growing site in the White River National Forest, according to U.S. Forest Service.

09/24/2013

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