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Drone Flying Too Close To Wildfire Grounds Forest Service Planes

REDDING (CBS/AP) — Authorities briefly grounded a U.S. Forest Service reconnaissance plane flying over a series of small wildfires near Redding after a drone flew to close to the scene. 247 more words

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In snowboarding ban appeal, Alta says it doesn't discriminate against people -- just things

SALT LAKE CITY — In response to a federal lawsuit over Alta Ski Area’s snowboarding ban, the Utah ski resort insists it doesn’t discriminate against people, just equipment. 332 more words

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Wildfire On Dinosaur National Monument Property Estimated At 400 Acres

DINOSAUR, Colo. (CBS4) – Firefighters are battling a wildfire that broke out on Saturday in Moffat County near the town of Dinosaur.

The fire, which is burning on Dinosaur National Monument property in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon, was estimated at 400 acres Monday morning. 147 more words

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Lake Fire: Highway 38 Reopened, Most Evacuations Lifted; 30,526-Acre Wildfire Is 50% Contained

Continued progress against the nearly 48-square-mile Lake Fire on Saturday prompted the full reopening of Highway 38 and the lifting of most evacuation orders in affected areas of the San  Bernardino National Forest, officials said. 173 more words

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Firefighters Battle 2 Blazes in Canyons of San Bernardino National Forest

Two wildfires continued to burn Friday in the San Bernardino National Forest, challenging firefighters as flames crept down steep canyons and into dense vegetation inaccessible by foot. 84 more words

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Illegal 4-Foot Drone Shut Down Aerial Firefight Over Lake Fire: Forest Service

An unmanned aerial vehicle — better known as a drone — shut down evening aerial firefighting operations over the Lake Fire, which in turn burned more than 3 1/2 additional square miles overnight, authorities said Thursday. 470 more words

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Lawsuit filed over controversial Wolf Creek land trade

Watchdog groups say approval for the exchange was tainted by bias and political influence

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FRISCO — Watchdog groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service to block  a land exchange near Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. 632 more words

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