Environmental groups sue to overturn Forest Service approval of a road across public land accessing a planned luxury community above Edwards
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Colorado wolf reintroduction plan evolves as challenges threaten early 2024 deadline to have predators roaming Western Slope
Colorado Parks and Wildlife commissioners hosted the fifth and final public meeting on wolf reintroduction plan Wednesday, with possible plans to allow the killing of wolves the most controversial topic.
Can Colorado’s struggling seedling tree nursery be an answer to forest fires and disease?
Badly in need of new infrastructure and a new business model, the facility has begun its resurgence with a new mission — to be an “epicenter of reforestation”
Feds send $930 million to curb wildfire “crisis” in the West
The money will go toward clearing trees and underbrush from national forests in 10 western states, including Colorado.
Sweetwater residents warn federal, state officials they are ready to fight plans for Colorado’s 43rd state park
A group of Sweetwater residents tasked with helping the Forest Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife craft a plan for the first-of-its-kind state park at Sweetwater Lake ask “are you truly listening?”
New camping fees for Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness coming in 2023
The U.S. Forest Service will institute an overnight permit and fee system next year as visits to the area near Aspen have quadrupled
Love, prayer and tickets: What we saw at the Rainbow Family gathering in northwest Colorado
ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST — The dirty dishes are stacked neatly next to three bins labeled wash, rinse and sanitize. Rob Savoye rolls up his sleeves and dives in, stacking washed sheet pans and mixing bowls from the Lovin’ Ovens kitchen on a rack built from downed trees. A guitarist sings under a tarp as bakers […]
Plan to shutter buildings surrounding Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake has locals wondering if it was better off in private hands
SWEETWATER — “Don’t look up, OK?” Adrienne Brink is showing off the kitchen of the lodge at Sweetwater Lake Resort. For nearly 40 years she has used the lakeside log cabin with cinder block additions as a headquarters for AJ Brink outfitters, guiding thousands of hunters and horseback riders into the Flat Tops Wilderness. She’s […]
Over 20 years, the Hayman fire’s footprint opened a window into Colorado wildfire future
On a parched spring morning amid gusting wind, electronic signs on the roads around Deckers blink a warning of wildfire danger. But as Carol Ekarius directs a vehicle up narrow Matukat Road in this expanse of the Pike National Forest, the vista suddenly opens like a portal to the future. Welcome to the now 20-year-old […]
Hanging Lake trail set to reopen earlier than expected; Blue Mesa marinas will be closed for the summer
Hanging Lake trail near Glenwood Springs is set to reopen months ahead of schedule on June 25, nearly a year after sections were washed away by mudslides in the wake of a wildfire. But, the marinas at Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado will be closed for the season. The mixed news for tourists and […]