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Red-flag fire warnings and government’s high-tech fix

FRISCO — Last year's drop in wildfire activity in Colorado and the West shouldn't lull anyone into thinking that danger has passed. It's only...

‘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.

Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2013.

Water fight: Lawmakers question new U.S. Forest Service permit clause for...

Colorado lawmakers are worried a new U.S. Forest Service rule could be a drag on the ski industry.