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4 years 1 month ago

Pot plants found in forest near Deckers

Authorities have destroyed about 4,400 marijuana plants growing on the Pike National forest in central Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service and Douglas County sheriff's office removed the plants near Deckers Wednesday. Authorities say four men were seen fleeing the area as officers arrived. Officers didn't find the men. ...

4 years 1 month ago

Marijuana found growing in Colorado forest

Authorities are investigating a suspected illegal marijuana growing operation in the mountains north of Boulder. The Boulder County sheriff's office said a man fled the area when investigators arrived to do surveillance on Monday. Three SWAT teams and the U.S. Forest Service have been called in to help in...

4 years 3 months ago

Hot weather fuels Colorado forest fire

Firefighters are largely allowing a fire on about 800 acres in the White River National Forest to burn for the benefit of vegetation and wildlife habitat in the area. The U.S. Forest Service says no private property, structures or recreational areas are threatened, but there was smoke in the...

4 years 4 months ago

Arkansas searchers seek victims

Another day of searching today has begun as crews try to find one person still missing after flash floods swept through an Arkansas campsite and killed at least 19 people. A torrent of water swept through the Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn Friday and piles of tangled debris...

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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