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2 years 3 months ago

New law deals with building on tribal lands

President Barack Obama has signed a bill designed to expedite home building and energy development on tribal lands. The law enables tribes to approve trust land leases directly, rather than waiting for approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Navajo Nation already has that authority. The so-called HEARTH Act...

2 years 3 months ago

Drought forcing ranchers to sell cattle

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Cattle are streaming into auctions across the country as ranchers sell animals amid a spreading drought that has shriveled pastures and driven up the price of feed corn. Beef from those animals will start showing up in grocery stores in November and December, temporarily driving down...

3 years 1 month ago

Satellite makes landfall

WASHINGTON (AP) - Details are still sketchy. But NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early today, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say the 35-foot satellite fell sometime between 11:23 p.m. EDT and...

3 years 4 months ago

Roadless rules could protect land

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Forest Service officials say proposed Colorado roadless rules will provide the chance to protect 4.2 million acres from development. Regional forester Rick Cables said Thursday that exceptions would apply to less than 5 percent of the total acreage. Those exceptions include ski areas,...

4 years 3 weeks ago

National Guard busy in Pueblo Tuesday

You may see a National Guard helicopter flying over Pueblo today. No worries. It's not responding to a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Rather, its helping kids say no to drugs. Pueblo is gearing up for Red Ribbon Week, when schools and communities join together to promote healthy, drug-free...

4 years 2 months ago

Crews contain wildfire in NW Colorado

Crews have contained a wildfire in northwest Colorado that quickly spread to thousands of acres. The fire charred about 12 square miles after a lightning strike Wednesday 10 miles north of Maybell in Moffatt County. Crews declared the fire 100 percent contained Thursday afternoon. The U.S. Bureau of...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado wildfire blackens 10 square miles

Crews are battling a wildfire in northwest Colorado that has grown quickly after being sparked by lightning. The fire was first reported 10 miles north of Maybell in Moffat County on Wednesday afternoon and spread to about 1,000 acres by nightfall. On Thursday the U.S. Bureau of Land Management...

4 years 4 months ago

Small fire starts on Fort Carson

A small fire is burning on Fort Carson land near Penrose. The fire started on a training range and Fort Carson fire crews are working to control it. The size is estimated at about 10 acres, though smoke is visible from Penrose and Pueblo.

4 years 5 months ago

New fireworks proposed on public lands

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a new rule to prohibit the use of fireworks and other explosive devices on all public lands in Colorado. This new rule would bring BLM regulations in line with other land management agencies in the state in an effort to reduce wildfires. ...

4 years 6 months ago

Human remains found in Pueblo County

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death in eastern Pueblo County. Sheriff Kirk Taylor says last week a rancher discovered human bones on his private property. Sheriff deputies, including mounted patrols, searched the land Monday. They recovered a skull, pelvis bone, and several other bones according to...

4 years 11 months ago

Forest Service blocks Crested Butte ski expansion

The U.S. Forest Service has blocked a western Colorado ski area's plans to expand onto national forest land. Federal officials have rejected Crested Butte Mountain Resort's application for an environmental review, a required first step. The resort wanted to increase its terrain by 276 acres. Charlie Richmond, supervisor of the...

5 years 1 month ago

Firefighters continue work on blaze north of Nucla

Firefighters in southwest Colorado are still battling a lightning-sparked blaze that's threatening three cabins and an outbuilding. Fire officials say the nearly 2-square-mile wildfire had only moderate burning Monday with weaker than expected winds. The fire is on national forest land about 10 miles north of Nucla, 340 miles southwest...

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