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2 years 11 months ago

Reforestation of the Hayman burn area

One by one, across a thousand burned acres, new life takes root in the Pike National Forest. In the decade since the Hayman fire, the US Forest Service has planted nearly a million trees. Forester Chris Kuennen says it's slow work because there are only two to three weeks...

3 years 9 months ago

Fire danger douses holiday fireworks, campfires

DENVER (AP) - National forests and counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning signaling high fire danger for much of southern Colorado, including Las...

4 years 5 months ago

Fire ban dropped in nearby forests

Here's some good news for campers and hunters - the U.S. Forest Service has lifted a fire ban in the Pikes National Forest. Cooler weather, higher humidity, and recent rain and snow has improved conditions. The fire restrictionsis officially terminated at 8:00 a.m. Friday, October 15.

5 years 5 months ago

Rampart shooting range to stay closed

Rampart Shooting Range in the Pike National Forest will remain closed at least through the winter. It was closed last July after a man shot and killed a friend while they were unloading guns at the range northwest of Colorado Springs. A report released this week by the El...

5 years 6 months ago

Suspects charged with growing marijuana in forest

Two men are facing felony charges in the discovery of about 14,500 marijuana plants in Pike National Forest. Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey says 40-year-old David Padilla-Martinez was charged Monday with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Padilla-Martinez was being held in jail on...

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