San Juan National Forest

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Commissioners vote to restrict Sage Hen road access

Montezuma County commissioners voted on Monday to continue the temporary closure of County Road X in the Sage Hen area until Nov. 30. The closure of Road X and side roads to McPhee Reservoir is to...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing on Road X closure scheduled for June 19

Montezuma County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room for the purpose of reviewing County Road X access to McPhee Reservoir and...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Forest proposes prescribed burn plan

The Dolores District of the San Juan National Forest is proposing a robust plan for prescribed fires to reduce overgrown forests brought on by a century of ill-advised fire-suppression management....

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Spruce, fir sale designed to combat budworm infestation

A logging sale proposed on the San Juan National Forest north of Dolores is tapping into the spruce and fir market, but is also designed to combat the Western spruce budworm infestation. If...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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CU expert: Intense western wildfire trend expected to worsen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wildfires in the West have increased in size and intensity in recent decades, and that trend is expected to worsen as climate change continues, Tania Schoennagel, a fire...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Demolition of retired M-CHS to start next week in Cortez

The retired Montezuma-Cortez High School building will finally come down starting Monday, according to Re-1 school district officials.Owner’s Rep Jim Ketter, who is overseeing the project, said...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sage Hen gets restricted acess

A multiphased plan is being considered by Montezuma County, San Juan National Forest and McPhee Reservoir managers that would prevent motorized boats from launching at the Sage Hen area from County...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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7 western senators object to suspension of BLM councils

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s citizen advisory boards has drawn criticism from those who say the councils were one of the few ways to engage with...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forecast points to a long Dolores River rafting season

An epic boating season on the Lower Dolores River is starting to shape up, thanks to above-normal snowpack in the San Juan Mountains. The most probable runoff forecast shows inflow of 440,000...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forest Service focuses on Stoner, Taylor Mesas

The San Juan National Forest, Dolores Ranger District, is seeking public comments on a preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Taylor and Stoner Mesas Vegetation Management project. The...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Women lost in wilderness ‘thought we were going to die’

Ronda Ramsier and Carol Powell, both nurses, talked about what it would be like to die from hypothermia. The grim conversation came on their second night spent lost in near-freezing temperatures...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News