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Waterton Canyon Reopens, Xcel Project Wraps Up Early

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Waterton Canyon will fully be open to recreation for the first time since Sept. 2014 now that an Xcel Energy project wrapped up earlier than expected. 198 more words


Convicted 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed Because Of Dispute Over Evidence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man described by federal officials as an anarchist and eco-terrorist intent on blowing up government and commercial buildings was set free after nine years in prison when the government conceded that evidence in the case was never turned over to his defense attorney. 777 more words


U.S. Forest Service Pulls $10 Million Public Relations Campaign After Backlash

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) – Faced with a backlash from current and retired employees, the U.S. Forest Service has abruptly dropped plans to spend up to $10 million on a five-year nationwide public relations campaign to brand itself as a public agency that cares about people and nature. 625 more words

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More Time Sought To Protest Federal Land Swap Near Wolf Creek Ski Area

DENVER (AP) – Environmental groups want more time to file a protest on a public land swap involving a proposed development near the Wolf Creek Ski Area. 129 more words

What drives extreme fires? It's mostly the weather

Forest Service scientists study aftermath of Rim Fire to assess effectiveness of forest health treatments

Staff Report

FRISCO — A detailed new study of fire behavior of the 2013 Rim Fire in Yosemite provides a nuanced view of the effectiveness of forest health treatments. 452 more words


Wolf Creek Ski Area Owner Sentenced Over Permitting Violation

DENVER (AP) – Wolf Creek Ski Area owner Davey Pitcher has been sentenced to probation and community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after he pleaded guilty to conducting search and rescue training on public land without a permit. 52 more words


Forest Service seeks comment on plan to build new road to a private inholding on Peak 6 at Breckenridge Ski Area

Access law obligates Forest Service to consider road access

Staff Report

FRISCO — The owners of a 10-acre private parcel surrounded by national forest lands on Peak 6 at Breckenridge Ski Area may soon have the ultimate ski-in, ski-out cabin. 290 more words

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