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

Hermosa protection bill clears panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A committee in the House of Representatives approved the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act on Thursday, but in a version that has many people who have worked on protecting...

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

Hermosa bill up in the air

ABOVE HERMOSA CREEK – Flying several thousand feet above this proposed federal protection area, the view is far and clear. This is an awesome place of immense value to sportsmen, recreationists,...

DATE: June 7, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

Hermosa watershed bill inching forward

It’s not exactly screaming through Congress, but the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act is still alive and kicking, backers and aides to two key congressional leaders say. “It’s moving at a...

DATE: June 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Role model? Not if you ask her

Eileen Albrecht’s friends think the world of her. But they have trouble coming up with the right word to describe her. They try “solid” or “involved.” But what does that mean? “Well-grounded” and...

DATE: May 18, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

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