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3 years 4 months ago

Fire danger douses holiday fireworks, campfires

DENVER (AP) - National forests and counties along Colorado's Front Range and eastern plains are banning outside fires and fireworks as hot, dry weather keeps the fire danger high. The National Weather Service has issued a red-flag warning signaling high fire danger for much of southern Colorado, including Las...

4 years 3 months ago

Mexican drug gangs using US forests

Federal prosecutors believe a single drug organization is behind several marijuana farms that were raided by authorities in a national forest in northeast Wisconsin. Eight men were charged Wednesday after agents raided growing plots in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Investigators say they also found a house transformed into a...

5 years 2 months ago

Suspects charged with growing marijuana in forest

Two men are facing felony charges in the discovery of about 14,500 marijuana plants in Pike National Forest. Jefferson County District Attorney Scott Storey says 40-year-old David Padilla-Martinez was charged Monday with cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Padilla-Martinez was being held in jail on...

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