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Wildfire Updates: East Troublesome Fire Grows 100,000 Acres Overnight

Communities have been evacuated, Rocky Mountain National Park is closed, and officials are hoping the East Troublesome fire doesn't connect with the Cameron Peak fire—the largest in state history.

Environment

This is Not a Good Time for a Campfire

Forests are dry and firefighters face perilous conditions due to COVID-19. As we look toward the long weekend, it’s more important than ever to heed fire restrictions and think twice about putting smoke in the air.

Who Are Colorado’s Next Generation of Farmers?

America’s farmers are aging, and Colorado isn’t immune from the trend. But the state’s next generation of agricultural producers—who are educated, well-intentioned, and focused on sustainability—offers a glimmer of hope for the future.

Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife?

Colorado is in the midst of a trail-building bonanza. But research has revealed an inconvenient truth: The humans recreating on these trails are negatively impacting wildlife populations throughout the state. Is there a way to spend time in the backcountry responsibly without endangering the state’s fauna?

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