Citing health order, San Juan County sheriff says he can close backcountry

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Citing health order, San Juan County sheriff says he can close backcountry

Agencies agree Sheriff Bruce Conrad has authority to shut down areas
San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad closed access to public lands to prevent overtaxing first responders who may have to organize a search and rescue while at the same time preparing for a potential COVID-19 outbreak.

Citing health order, San Juan County sheriff says he can close backcountry

San Juan County Sheriff Bruce Conrad closed access to public lands to prevent overtaxing first responders who may have to organize a search and rescue while at the same time preparing for a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
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