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Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Forest Service To Hire 500 Fewer Firefighters As Wildfire Season Begins

As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

06/04/2013

A home destroyed by the High Park Fire (credit: CBS)

Poudre Park Residents Have Daily Reminders Of High Park Fire

Embers swirled above Poudre Park during a wildfire so big and so close that people could hear it, smell it and feel it.

06/01/2013

A heavy tanker (credit: Andrea Lopez)

Forest Service Fallout With Company Could Ground Air Tankers

Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn’t ground large air tankers used to fight wildfires.

05/21/2013

Browns Canyon National Monument (credit: John Fielder/brownscanyon.org)

Udall Seeks Feedback On Proposed National Monument

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is asking for the public’s help in crafting legislation to create a national monument that would include 22,000 acres on both sides of the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista in south-central Colorado.

05/18/2013

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BLM To Auction Leases In Garfield, Moffat Counties

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to auction gas and oil drilling leases in Garfield and Moffat counties this August.

05/13/2013

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Crews Fully Contain Wildfire In Southern Colorado

Crews have fully contained a 925-acre wildfire in southern Colorado that at one point threatened the historic Pike’s Stockade.

04/23/2013

Mount Emmons (credit: CBS)

Us Energy’s Plan For Mount Emmons Mine Moves To Next Step

The U.S. Forest Service says it has enough information from a Wyoming company to launch an analysis of its proposal to mine molybdenum near Crested Butte.

04/23/2013

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Crews Work To Contain Wildfire Near Alamosa

The U.S. Forest Service says a wind-driven wildfire burning on an estimated 925 acres in southern Colorado is about 50 percent contained.

04/22/2013

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Big April Snow Brings Extra Weekend For Skiers & Boarders

The April snow to hit Colorado this week brings a bonus weekend for skiers and snowboarders. Both Vail and Breckenridge will reopen Friday for the weekend.

04/16/2013

Loveland Ski Area tested their snowmaking guns. (credit: CBS)

USFS Plans Forums Next Week On Ski Resorts, Water

The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled public meetings next week as it works to craft a rule addressing ski resorts and water.

04/11/2013

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