United States Forest Service

County, forest at odds over OHVs

A U.S. Forest Service ranger told Montezuma County commissioners this week that local officials continue to overstep their authority in regard to the Dolores-Norwood Road. District Ranger Derek...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire burns on 8 acres of Haycamp

The U.S. Forest Service is actively monitoring a wildfire atop Haycamp Mesa, about nine miles northeast of Dolores. Lightning is believed to have sparked the blaze about 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday,...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Fire burns on 8 acres of Haycamp

The U.S. Forest Service is actively monitoring a wildfire atop Haycamp Mesa, about nine miles northeast of Dolores. Lightning is believed to have sparked the blaze about 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday,...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

House hears wildfire bills

WASHINGTON – With current budget constraints known as sequestration in effect, members of Congress face tough choices, but as wildfire season gets underway, two bills meant to control blazes...

DATE: July 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

U.S. Forest Service slashes may hit home

Cuts to the San Juan National Forest budget are forcing officials to consider major changes to campgrounds, trails and other recreation sites. The Forest Service has seen the recreation budget for...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land fight gives rise to group

A coalition created to counter the use of intimidation to protest public policy announced its formation Tuesday. The whole point is to raise public awareness of extreme militant groups that resort...

DATE: May 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Forest Service slashes may hit home

Cuts to the San Juan National Forest budget are forcing officials to consider major changes to campgrounds, trails and other recreation sites. The Forest Service has seen the recreation budget for...

DATE: May 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News