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3 years 6 months ago

Frigid weather likely won't ice bark beetles

GRAND JUNCTION (AP)-Anyone hoping that sub-zero temperatures have put Colorado's pine beetle infestation on ice is likely to be disappointed: federal officials say it would take about a week of frigid weather to kill the bugs. The beetles become hardier during winter, Bob Cain, a U.S. Forest Service entomologist...

3 years 11 months ago

Beetle-infested trees removed in Colorado

The U.S. Forest Service has begun cutting down beetle-infested trees in the Silverthorne area. Crews with chain saws moved into the area Monday and Forest Service officials say the work will continue indefinitely depending on firefighters' availability. The tiny beetles that burrow under the bark of pine trees...

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