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  • Forest Service land closed due to the Waldo Canyon Fire will remain restricted for some time. KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports. The US Forest Service has extended closure orders, saying the canyon requires more maintenance and time to re-grow. The area to remain closed includes the Waldo Canyon Trail along Highway 24.
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  • The United States Air Force Academy is planning to change its airfield operations this summer. KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports. The proposed changes include reopening Bullseye Airfield near Ellicot and extending a northern departure route that would allow leaving aircraft to reach 1000 feet along Baptist Road before passing over other populated areas.
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  • Area residents looking for more information on a planned wildfire mitigation project in the Upper Monument Creek area are invited to public meetings. KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports. The proposed mitigation project on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests looks to treat about 25,000 acres of land in El Paso, Douglas, and Teller counties.
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