Forests

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Wildfire risk workshop for landowners set

A “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” presentation on reducing wildfire risk on public and private lands will run 9 a.m. to non Saturday at the Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive,...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wildfire could be bad in California in 2016

California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday. Most of the rest of the nation is expected to see an...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional 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 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oregon standoff latest in dispute over Western lands

BURNS, Ore. – The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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30 slash piles burn in Sauls Creek area

Prescribed burns of slash piles have begun throughout the San Juan National Forest as the season’s first snows mark the most favorable time for the reduction of forest fire fuels. On Monday, forest...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | 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. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rain likely through Wednesday

The forecast for Southwest Colorado includes chances for rain and more rain at least through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. “Monday morning’s storm came from the southwest...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local jurisdiction over forests clears a 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 11, 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 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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West’s water woes heard in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Farmers versus fishermen, state versus state, they all appealed to the federal government Tuesday morning for help in the time of drought for the West during a hearing of the...

DATE: June 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Trees aren’t sitting ducks’

Once one hears about the more than 100 bark beetles native to Colorado, who enjoy fine dining on our trees, it becomes amazing we have any forests at all. “But trees aren’t sitting ducks out...

DATE: April 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tipton pushes feds to help fight wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As wildfire season approaches, Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is aggressively pushing for federal agencies to be proactive about the issue. Tipton introduced the Healthy Forest...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News