San Juan National Forest

What are the top 5 littered items in the San Juan National Forest?

The problem has vexed public lands managers to no end: Why do people who come to enjoy their pristine beauty leave behind trash, which damages the very essence of what they came to visit in the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Plans for prescribed burns put on hold in fire-fatigued Southwest Colorado

Plans for prescribed burns – intentionally set fires on the landscape aimed at reducing the risk of larger, more devastating wildfires – have been temporarily put on hold this fall as wildfires...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals are returning to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a flock...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest adjusts grazing north of Dolores

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for residents north of Dolores as the Plateau Fire, burning 5 miles to the north on the San Juan National Forest, continues to grow. The notice affects all...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 4,000 acres

The Plateau Fire, burning about 14 miles northeast of Dolores, has grown to 4,000 acres, and the San Juan National Forest on Thursday announced that it was expanding its road closures east to the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty in Haycamp slaying, gets 25 years

A Montezuma County man has pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr., who was fatally shot Jan. 2 on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores. After accepting the plea deal on Monday,...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowners search for help with flooding cleanup

HERMOSA – The weather Monday morning was sunny and calm, with no monsoonal thunderstorms in the forecast. Looking east across the Animas Valley, observers would think that nothing ever happened....

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires north of Dolores grow to a total of 2,305 acres

The Plateau and West Guard fires burning north of Dolores have rapidly expanded, in part because of back-burning efforts by firefighters. The Plateau Fire, in Plateau Canyon north of McPhee...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rains keep fire small east of Pagosa Springs

A lightning-caused fire discovered Monday afternoon 4 miles east of Pagosa Springs, is not expected to grow, and the 416 Fire remains well in hand. Gretchen Fitzgerald, spokeswoman for the San Juan...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest tour near Dove Creek offered Aug. 1

The San Juan National Forest invites the public to learn about the Lone Pine Environmental Analysis project during a tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 Meet at either the Dolores Public Lands...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

Two lightning-caused wildfires discovered Sunday north of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest have grown and have triggered area closures. The Plateau and West Guard fires are being managed for...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News