Forests

Forest Service seeks input on tree plan northeast of Dolores

The Dolores Ranger District is seeking public input and ideas regarding a vegetation management proposal for an area 20 miles northeast of Dolores around Taylor and Stoner mesas. The national...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Winter snowpack reduces wildfire outlook

A wildfire forecast and the status of commercial logging were discussed at a Dolores Public Lands forum put on by Firewise of Montezuma County. The educational event was in honor of fire...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forest Service wants Purgatory to deal with hazardous trees

After several years of urging from San Juan National Forest officials, Purgatory Resort is considering undertaking a vegetation management plan that would include removing hazard trees from the ski...

DATE: April 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan National Forest plans response to spruce beetle activity

The San Juan National Forest announced Tuesday that it is working on several proposals this year in its battle with the spruce beetle, including public involvement and environmental analyses....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter pile burning planned in Chicken Creek area

For The Journal The Dolores Ranger District plans to burn slash piles in the Chicken Creek area of the San Juan National Forest, as weather and smoke dispersion allows, beginning as early as Jan....

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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With evergreens, it's only natural shedding

Invasive beetle kill has reached La Plata County, but forest officials are reminding residents that the evergreen trees in Southwest Colorado with needles turning yellow and orange is a natural...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

No arrests made at DUI checkpoints

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office failed to make a single arrest while operating three area DUI checkpoints this summer. The latest DUI sting was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 5. “No DUI...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Politics burn through wildfire discussion

DENVER - Federal agriculture and interior chiefs took a jab at Congress during an event Tuesday near Denver, asking for lawmakers to spend more money on wildfire-prevention measures. Agriculture...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Forest bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure aimed at offering local jurisdictions more control over managing wildfires on federal lands. The Resilient Federal Forests Act passed a packed...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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Politics burn through wildfire discussion

DENVER - Federal agriculture and interior chiefs took a jab at Congress during an event Tuesday near Denver, asking for lawmakers to spend more money on wildfire-prevention measures. Agriculture...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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Forest bill clears hurdle

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure aimed at offering local jurisdictions more control over managing wildfires on federal lands. The Resilient Federal Forests Act passed a packed...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Politics burn through wildfire discussion

DENVER – Federal agriculture and interior chiefs took a jab at Congress during an event Tuesday near Denver, asking for lawmakers to spend more money on wildfire-prevention measures. Agriculture...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News