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Sides agree to innovative Fraser River deal to help slake Denver...

Ranchers, anglers and big-city water bosses raised a white flag in Colorado's long-running water wars this week by setting aside bullying and threats of lawsuits and permit appeals.

Experts warn public policy must change in wake of wildfires

ASPEN -- Public policy and political will must shift as dramatically as the winds that have whipped Colorado’s record wildfires, experts say, or the state’s residents will continue to pay a higher and higher price for forests that are dying due to global climate change.

CDOW releases 12 more bighorn sheep in recovering Hayman fire burn...

DECKERS, Colo. – State wildlife officials recently released 12 more Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep into the recovering landscape of the 2002 Hayman fire – Colorado’s largest in terms of area at 138,000 acres. Sparked by a disgruntled U.S. Forest Service employee during one of the state’s most severe droughts, the Hayman fire also destroyed 133 homes and caused $40 million in damages. Last summer’s Fourmile Canyon fire surpassed Hayman in terms of property damage, with 169 homes destroyed near Boulder.

Vilsack appreciates ‘unique situation’ driving Colorado on roadless rule wildfire mitigation

DENVER — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday gave the strongest indication to date that the draft of Colorado's roadless rule, which allows road-building exemptions for wildfire mitigation in wilderness areas, will at least be closely considered as the Obama administration moves toward a comprehensive national rule.

Vilsack on hand as Vail, Forest Service team up to clean...

The state’s largest ski-resort operator will pony up three-quarters of a million bucks over the next three years to help restore forests damaged in...