A survey by the state and federal forest services show that the mountain-pine-beetle epidemic slowed in Colorado in 2012 but the spruce-beetle infestation is expanding. That has implications for the Roaring Fork Valley, according to experts.
The tourism sector of Wyoming’s economy posted a banner year in 2012, with travel spending and tax revenues generated by that spending surpassing previous records, according to report prepared for the state tourism office.
Travel spending totaled $3.1 billion in 2012, eclipsing the...
The National Park Service would have to furlough employees, shorten its visiting seasons and possibly close some park units this year if lawmakers fail to reach a "sequestration" deal by the beginning of March, according to an agency memo.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed three executive orders late yesterday designed to help state firefighters and forest officials avoid a repeat of last summer's devastating wildfires that scorched thousands of acres and destroyed hundreds of homes.
President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition.
It is official: the state's 2012 wildfire season was a doozy, with record insured losses, and the evacuation of 32,000 residents in the northwestern quadrant of Colorado Springs where 347 homes were destroyed in the Waldo Canyon Fire, the largest number in state history.
The whitebark pine, a tree that produces protein-rich seeds that grizzly bears and other animals feed on, is disappearing from the northern Rocky Mountains. Two Montana groups, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the WildWest Institute, are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and accusing...