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1 year 11 months ago

Breckenridge resort proposes more summer activities

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Vail Resorts Inc. has submitted another proposal to the U.S. Forest Service for summer activities at one of its Colorado ski resorts. This time, it's Breckenridge. The Broomfield-based company previously submitted a comprehensive summer activities plan for Vail, where activities should be ready for the public...

2 years 6 months ago

Retired fire chief calls for fire ban

A retired Colorado Springs fire chief is calling for a fire ban after finding unattended camp fires on Cheyenne Mountain. He's worried people haven't learned their lesson from the Waldo Canyon fire. A working fire boss says the ex-chief has every reason to be concerned; the current conditions are ripe...

3 years 6 months ago

Planes from Peterson head to fight fires

Two Department of Defense C-130s equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airbome Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) head to fight fires in Texas. The MAFFSA are special tanks that hold 3000 gallons of fire retardant or water and can discharge the entire load in less than five seconds over an area...

3 years 7 months ago

More studies ordered on forest road plan

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has ordered more studies after an appeals officer denied attempts to prevent the White River National Forest from implementing parts of a plan determining what methods of travel are allowed on forest routes. The appeals officer says more studies are...

3 years 10 months ago

Snowpack delays opening of some campgrounds

The U.S. Forest Service - Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) will delay the opening of some campgrounds due to snowpack. The Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest is reporting that many of the campgrounds won't be open in time for...

5 years 2 months ago

Court fight over drilling in Colorado mountains

Opponents of a federally approved plan to drill dozens of natural gas wells in the HD Mountains in southwest Colorado are taking their fight to court. Attorneys representing environmental groups suing the federal government will argue their case Wednesday in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The...

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