U.S. Forest Service
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.
Embers swirled above Poudre Park during a wildfire so big and so close that people could hear it, smell it and feel it.
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.
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.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to auction gas and oil drilling leases in Garfield and Moffat counties this August.
Crews have fully contained a 925-acre wildfire in southern Colorado that at one point threatened the historic Pike’s Stockade.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service says a wind-driven wildfire burning on an estimated 925 acres in southern Colorado is about 50 percent contained.
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.
The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled public meetings next week as it works to craft a rule addressing ski resorts and water.