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Agricultural interests steer Colorado’s wildlife management

These days, any search for bighorn sheep in southwestern Colorado is an exercise in desperation. Bighorn hunters and advocates must train their eyes on...

Trump budget could impact nearly 14,000 environmental workers in Colorado

The Trump administration released its budget proposal Thursday, after sending clear signals that proposed defense spending will swell and non-defense budgets – particularly of...

New Forest Service policy leaves control of water rights to ski...

In 2011, the U.S. Forest Service issued a controversial water rights directive that would have required ski areas operating under a special use permit on public land to transfer their water rights to the federal government.

Homebrew: Forest Service burns budgets fighting Western fires

Burning money National Forests in Colorado are losing their annual budgets to firefighting efforts across the West, reports the Aspen Times. That means road construction...

Forest Service says climate change not a factor in Breckenridge Ski...

Summit County residents should be breathing a deep sigh of relief these days as they apparently live in a global warming-free zone, at least...

Showdown at Wolf Creek Pass

FRISCO, Colo. — Colorado's ski resort development wars may have died down when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, but there was never...

Shaffer, Dems skewer Rep. Gardner for politicizing Colorado’s deadly High Park...

It didn't take long for the High Park Fire to become politicized.

Obama-backed restoration projects putting more than 20,000 low-income youth to work

Four new conservation projects in Colorado will add to the more than 20,000 work opportunities for low-income youth on public lands this summer.

‘Flexibility’ the hallmark of preferred, controversial Colorado roadless rule

The preferred plan to manage 4.2 million acres of roadless forests in Colorado will allow for more flexibility than the national rule. That additional flexibility will allow local communities to protect themselves from wildfires, ski areas to expand and coal mining companies to construct venting for methane in the North Fork Valley.

Small, aging fleet of air tankers worries Colorado senator in wake...

After an early start to Colorado's wildfire season, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is concerned that the Forest Service's small, aging air tanker fleet isn't capable of keeping civilians safe in a timely manner.