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Position: Special to the Herald

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Career workshop helps Fort Lewis College students navigate government work

Applying for a job with the federal government is very different than applying for one in the private sector. That’s what Fort Lewis College students learned last week at a workshop hosted by FLC...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

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Zuni trail crew preserves ancestors’ legacy at Chimney Rock

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Visitors to Chimney Rock National Monument next year will have a safer hike to the mesa top following work completed this month by a Native American crew from Zuni Pueblo, a New...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Hermosa Creek project improves habitat for cutthroat trout

HERMOSA PARK – The heavy equipment working on the East Fork of Hermosa Creek this month was surprisingly delicate and precise as it transformed eroded streambanks and shallow braided waters into...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Good earth

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Mules crucial to wilderness trail repair in San Juan National Forest

PAGOSA SPRINGS – When a remote wilderness trail needed extensive repairs last month, a team of giant mules came to the rescue. The U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Specialty Pack String, made up...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Teamwork shines on our trails

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) needed a training project for incoming crews, the San Juan National Forest needed help creating a sustainable trail system, and the Four Corners Backcountry...

DATE: June 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Good earth

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Forests by the bushel

Forests burned by wildfires sometimes need a little help to recover and regenerate. Even when some trees survive amid hillsides of blackened stands, they are often not able to drop enough cones to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Good earth

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A classroom without walls

For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer through the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Good earth

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Weeds, wilderness don’t mix

VALLECITO – The open meadows along the Pine River north of Vallecito Reservoir are as popular with humans for fishing as they are for osprey, but increasingly, this portion of the Weminuche...

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Good earth

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Native seedlings to revive forest ravaged by wildfire

VALLECITO Decades ago, ripe cones were plucked from the tops of conifer trees in the San Juan National Forest and sent to Nebraska for storage in a U.S. Forest Service nursery. This winter, tiny...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Good earth

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Connecting across continents

Jorge Fazenda was a long way from home last month as he helped construct and maintain trails in the San Juan National Forest. As roads and trails technician for Gorongosa National Park in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Recycling history

In an ultimate act of recycling, nonprofit organizations have teamed up with the Columbine Ranger District to turn a historic cabin on the San Juan National Forest into an educational backcountry...

DATE: July 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Sacred Valley, sacred ground

OLLANTAYTAMBO, PERUAs Southwest Colorado slips into winter, the southern hemisphere is enjoying springtime, and the Albergue Farm is greening up to supply organic produce to the hotel of the same...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Good earth