White River National Forest

The remnants of the Pennsylvania Mine in Summit County (credit: CBS)

Crews Work To Find Source Of Pollution From Pennsylvania Mine

There is no dispute that the Pennsylvania Mine in Summit County is a source of pollution. What isn’t known is how the contamination from inside the mine is finding its way to the Snake River.


Mark Udall and an unidentified woman consider which tree should be picked. (credit: CBS)

Udall Helps Decide Which Colorado Tree Will Be Sent To Washington

Sen. Mark Udall made a special trip to the White River National Forest this week as part of the effort to select the tree that will display at the Capitol in Washington DC this holiday season.


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More Fire Restrictions Tighten In Parts Of Colorado

Some Colorado communities are tightening fire restrictions amid high fire danger and forecasts for more dry weather.


An image from Copter4 on June 13 of the High Park Fire. (credit: CBS)

U.S. Wildfires Fuel Urgency For Forest Restoration

As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural state, where fire was a part of the landscape.


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BLM Fire Bans Start In Colorado On Thursday

The federal Bureau of Land Management is banning fires on some bureau lands in Colorado.


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Body Found At Popular Campsite Near Aspen

The body of a hiker has been found at a popular campsite near Aspen.


A small herd of cows found frozen in a hut in Pitkin County. (credit: Marshall Kay)

Cattle That Froze to Death To Be Cut Up And Removed From Hut

The United States Forest Service will cut up the carcasses of cattle that froze to death near the popular Conundrum Hot Springs outside of Aspen.


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2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Will Come From Near Meeker

Next year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will come from northwestern Colorado.


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Forest Service Considers Motorcycle Trail Proposal

The U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal to create a roughly 30-mile single-track trail system in the White River National Forest for motorcycles.


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Managers Fear Hanging Lake Crowds Are Too Large

Authorities at Hanging Lake Trail say they’re turning away hundreds of vehicles on weekend days because there’s not enough parking to accommodate all the hikers seeking to climb to the crystal-clear lake.