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Beetle-ravaged spruce trees are seen in the distance on the Alpine Plateau. Colorado State Forest Service is working under a federal initiative to administrate sales in the area on behalf of the federal government.
Beetle-ravaged spruce trees are seen in the distance on the Alpine Plateau. Colorado State Forest Service is working under a federal initiative to administrate sales in the area on behalf of the federal government.

It’s an unfortunate but all-too real situation: wildfires and insects do not respect land ownership boundaries.

However, a newly enacted partnership granted by federal legislation delivers good news to inhabitants of one mountain community in the Gunnison Basin where spruce beetles have ravaged surrounding forests — heightening the

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