Hermosa

Lower Hermosa Road closed to campers

The mess was becoming too big to ignore, so the San Juan National Forest has closed Lower Hermosa Road to campers. The road, which begins as County Road 201 and becomes Forest Service Road 576, is...

DATE: May 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Field trips to be held for Hermosa Creek plan

More than 100 people filled the conference room at the San Juan Public Lands Building on Tuesday to see where the planning process for the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area is and where it’s...

DATE: May 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comment sought on Hermosa Creek plan

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting an open house to begin early discussion on how to regulate use of the new Hermosa Creek Special Management Area. The open house is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m....

DATE: Feb. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds celebrate Hermosa protection

Tears, laughter, hugs and more than a few looks of disbelief were the norm at the celebration for the passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act. Between 300 and 400 people crowded the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Bennet to join Hermosa celebration

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will join in a celebration of the passage of the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act at noon Friday at the Powerhouse Science Center. The...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big vote expected on Hermosa Act

With a procedural victory Thursday in the U.S. Senate, protection for the Hermosa Creek watershed is within an expected favorable Senate vote and a presidential signature from becoming law. A full...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bit of a rowdy weekend for sheriff’s deputies

It was rowdy weekend for local law enforcement. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two separate incidents in which suspects came out swinging. William Torivio, a 31-year-old La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

House passes Hermosa Creek Watershed Act

The Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act cleared another major hurdle Thursday when the U.S. House passed the defense bill, to which the measure is attached. The House passed the defense bill,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defense act includes Hermosa bill

The Hermosa Creek wilderness bill has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act, again raising hopes among supporters that Congress will pass the bill before the session ends. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slash burns in Hermosa, Vallecito

The U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine Ranger District is going to burn slash near Hermosa and Vallecito through December, as weather allows. The slash has accumulated from tree thinning projects in...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel passes Hermosa Creek bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources approved the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act with language that more faithfully follows the original language in the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flat Tops are a ‘flashpoint’ of Wilderness Act

FLAT TOPS WILDERNESS AREA (AP) – A spark can be a curious thing. There are those, such as the lightning strike hitting the once tall, thick timber surrounding Trappers Lake in the summer of 2002,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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