Biologists believe these trout were here before settlers stocked the state’s rivers with Rainbow, Brown and Brook trout in the late 1800’s.
The Colorado Springs-based Global SuperTanker says the U.S. Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by offering a contract limiting firefighting aircraft to 5,000 gallons.
As if the flames were not formidable enough, fire management crews have a new and different problem on their hands when they go to work: drones.
A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder says there's a 'new normal' with warmer temperatures and an increase in wildfires. That means there needs to be a shift in how fire managers and communities approach mitigation.
The Beulah Hill Fire has forced evacuations east of Beulah. The town is about 25 miles southwest of Pueblo.
- The nation's largest firefighting aircraft, housed in Colorado Springs, is one step closer to fighting fires.Read more
The Beaver Creek Fire erupted in an area with a heavy concentration of beetle-killed trees. That's put firefighters at risk and forced a fundamental change in suppression tactics.
- Researchers have found that it’s convection at the core of a fire that governs the spread of wildfires.Read more
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are calling for a change in the way firefighting is funded.