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Forest Service releases draft decision on improved trail system near Nederland

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The U.S. Forest Service has released its final environmental assessment and a draft decision for the Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project.

The draft decision would approve a 44-mile, non-motorized trail system across about 6,000 acres in Boulder and Gilpin counties in an area along the Peak to Peak Highway known as East Magnolia and West Magnolia. 720 more words

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Wildfire In Rio Blanco County 'Wakes Up,' Estimated At 1,000 Acres

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A wildfire burning in Rio Blanco County is estimated at approximately 1,000 acres.

Smoke from the fire is visible from north of the town of Silt and Interstate 70 in Garfield County. 195 more words

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U.S. Takes Key Step To Implement Sage Grouse Conservation Plan

DENVER (AP) – Federal land managers issued guidelines Thursday for restricting energy development, livestock grazing and other activities on public land in the West to protect the greater sage grouse, part of a broad effort to save the bird without resorting to listing it as an endangered species. 546 more words

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Weather Changes Could Lead To Beaver Creek Fire Flareup

WALDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Weather changes over the next few days could spark a flareup of the Beaver Creek Fire.

That’s according to a new briefing released this weekend by fire managers. 109 more words

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U.S. Forest Service Officials in San Dimas Test New Firefighting Techniques

Officials at the U.S. Forest Service San Dimas Technology and Development Center are working on new techniques on how to battle wildfires and keep firefighters safe. 34 more words

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Forest Service releases draft decision on improved trail system near Nederland

NEDERLAND
The U.S. Forest Service has released its final environmental assessment and a draft decision for the Magnolia Non-Motorized Trails Project.

The draft decision would approve a 44-mile, non-motorized trail system across about 6,000 acres in Boulder and Gilpin counties in an area along the Peak to Peak Highway known as East Magnolia and West Magnolia. 719 more words

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Forest Service: Beaver Creek Fire Is Human-Caused

WALDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The Beaver Creek Fire was human-caused, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Crews have the Beaver Creek Fire burning near the Colorado-Wyoming border more than 50 percent contained. 103 more words

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