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Salazar: ‘Better days ahead’ but fire-torn American West not out of...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited his native state Monday where he declared there will be “better days ahead” but, he also warned, Colorado and the nation have not seen the end of fire season.

Hickenlooper lifts burn ban as milder weather cools off wildfire-ravaged Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted a statewide fire ban Sunday, saying recent rainfall and milder weather have brought relief to all 64 Colorado counties but he noted local fire restrictions may still be in effect.

Colorado’s backcountry ‘roadless rule’ takes effect

A plan to manage some of Colorado's most prized forests went into effect on Tuesday, marking the end of a seven-year process conducted among an eclectic mix of stakeholders.

Pace rips Tipton for fire prevention flip-flop

As partisan bickering grew heated Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., under pressure from his Republican colleagues, changed his vote on a fire-prevention measure at the last minute.

Study: Climate change leaves American West especially vulnerable to wildfires

Rising temperatures are projected to trigger more wildfires in nearly all of North America and most of Europe, according to a new study, but climate change may have the opposite effect around the equator.

Snowless ski race helps connect dots between climate change, real problems

Gnarly terrain greeted a group of climate change activists in Aspen over the weekend.

‘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.

Report: Colorado not prepared for climate change

A shrinking ski season and impaired agriculture industry may be in Colorado's future, but a new report warns the state's preparations for climate change are disjointed and not nearly stringent enough.

Colorado’s snow-starved winter raises specter of worst wildfire season in 10...

The prescribed burn that roared out of control, claiming the lives of three nearby residents and scaring hundreds of others is just the beginning of what could be a frighteningly long fire season in Colorado.
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