U.S. Forest Service

4:32pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Wildfires

Training Day For MAFFS C-130's At Peterson AFB

Miltary C-130H Hercules planes have been modified and deployed to aid in fire fighting operations thanks to the MAFFS system
Jim Hill KUNC

Across the country, forecasts call for a long and dry fire season. Currently, only 11 civilian firefighting air tankers are in service with the US Forest Sevice, and those are nearing the end of their usable life. However, small groups of specially modified Air Force C-130’s are on standby and ready to deploy as needed across the country.

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12:09pm

Wed April 18, 2012
The Two-Way

In Colorado, Frozen Cows Are A Conundrum In Conundrum

Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 4:45 pm

2:52pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Wilderness

Frozen Cows Present a Conundrum for Forest Service

Infinity pool at Conundrum Hot Springs
Chris Bartle Creative Commons/Flickr

The U.S. Forest Service is considering using explosives to dispose of a half-dozen frozen cows that died after getting stuck inside a cabin about nine miles from Aspen.

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2:48pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Environment

As Deadly Bat Disease Inches West, U.S. Forest Service Weighs Options on Colorado Cave Closures

A U.S. Forest Service worker stands in front of a closed cave in Missouri. This spring the deadly bad disease, White Nose Syndrome, was detected in Missouri, Delaware and Alabama.
USFWS/Ann Froschauer

The U.S. Forest Service says it’s weighing options when it comes to renewing a closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and four other states. The news comes as one environmental group is calling for even more closures in the West to prevent the spread of White Nose Syndrome, which has killed millions of bats on the East Coast.

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10:20am

Mon April 16, 2012
Politics

Bill Pushes for Sale of Federal Lands in Colorado

Colorado General Assembly www.state.co.us

A state house committee is set to hear a controversial bill today that seeks to force the federal government to sell certain public lands in Colorado and put some of the proceeds into a state trust fund for education and water projects.

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