White River National Forest

US Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner (R) and US Senator Mark Udall from Colorado are seen after flipping on the lights on the US Capitol Christmas Tree during ceremonies December 4, 2012, on the West Front Lawn of the US Capitol in Washington, DC   AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Beautiful Christmas Tree Gives U.S. Capitol Visitors Taste Of Colorado

A spectacular tree will give visitors to the nation’s Capitol a towering taste of Colorado during the holidays.

12/04/2012

The 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree is set up by crew members of the Architect of the Capitol November 26, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Colorado Christmas Tree Arrives At U.S. Capitol

This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas tree has arrived in Washington from Colorado.

11/26/2012

Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: CBS)

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree To Be Harvested Friday In Colorado

The Forest Service says this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from the White River National Forest on Friday.

10/29/2012

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Companies That Drill On Forest Service Land Could See Some Changes

It was one of the most heated exchanges in the last presidential debate — an argument over oil and gas production on federal lands. Now some big changes could be coming for companies that drill on U.S. Forest Service land in the central mountains.

10/22/2012

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Wildfire Season Lingers In Western Colorado

Forest officials in western Colorado say this year’s wildfire season is lingering longer than usual.

10/05/2012

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.

09/28/2012

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.

07/04/2012

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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.

06/19/2012

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.

06/14/2012

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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.

05/23/2012

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