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San Juan National Forest offers 416 Fire field trips

The San Juan National Forest will host three field trips within the 416 Fire closure area in October. Each field trip will accommodate up to 15 people, and early registration is suggested....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sand Canyon to get improved parking, pending funding

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan to improve parking and access to the South Sand Canyon Trail system in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. But a timeline on construction is...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use less disruptive method for wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trail-use plan finalized for Rico-West Dolores

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a final record of decision for trail use in the Rico-West Dolores area. The travel-management decision comes after years of...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey helps define Dolores playground project

The Dolores Parks Advisory Committee has released the results of a community survey about a new playground planned for Joe Rowell Park. The survey was distributed earlier in the year and was filled...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde meeting is Tuesday

An update of the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde Trail between Mancos and Cortez will be given from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mancos Town Hall, 117 N. Main St., in Mancos. The 17-mile, multi-use trail...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails damaged by 416 Fire won’t open until next summer

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will likely be forced to wait until next summer to use trails closed in the 416 Fire burn area. The threat of flooding, mudslides and debris flows could make any...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan donates money to Cortez Community Garden

On July 24, representatives from Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. presented a gift to the Cortez Community Garden. The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center has been growing ever since Common...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Post-burn study begins for Burro Fire

Fire recovery specialists have begun assessing the impacts of the Burro Fire, which scorched 4,593 acres in Bear Creek Canyon northeast of Dolores. Recent rains have led to nearly 100 percent...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir fishing abounds in Southwest Colorado

Durango resident Samantha Brow is an avid high-country creek angler, but she tried her skills at Groundhog Reservoir in western Colorado on July 1 and was happy that she did. “We paddled onto the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Fire, construction hurt Lake Nighthorse revenue

The 416 Fire and boat ramp reconstruction are likely responsible for lower-than-expected visitation and revenue at Lake Nighthorse this summer. The lake has generated about $60,123, and the city...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes better parking at Sand Canyon Trailhead

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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