San Juan National Forest

Can wild bighorns, domestic sheep coexist in Weminuche Wilderness?

For more than six years, the U.S. Forest Service has wrestled with whether to continue to allow domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, despite the risk it poses to the wild bighorn....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Applicants sought for Montezuma County recreation committee

Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners on the planning,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to hunt for your Christmas tree in the national forest

Your Christmas tree is out there – waiting for you in the forest. A journey on a cold afternoon to find that prize is an annual ritual for many people in Southwest Colorado. The San Juan National...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores residents, businesses get wildfire analysis

How safe is your home or business from being damaged or destroyed by a nearby wildfire? The issue became pertinent this year for Dolores locals when the Plateau Fire came within 6 miles of town. To...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico-West Dolores travel plan gains another lawsuit

A travel management plan recently approved by the San Juan National Forest for the Dolores Valley now faces a second lawsuit – this time from environmentalists and Dunton Hot Springs. The Rico-West...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Road to monument ruins closed because it crosses private land

A road to popular ruins on two local national monuments has been closed while officials seek an alternative access point that avoids private property. It was discovered in July that Bureau of Land...

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

Missing hunters found unharmed in Bear Creek area

The Montezuma County Sheriff United Search and Rescue team and mounted patrol units were called in to rescue three missing hunters in the Bear Creek area on Oct 22. The hunters, who are from...

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

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Local and national recreation groups sue forest

Motorcycle and land access groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the San Juan National Forest over new trail recreation rules that reduce motorized trail use. San Juan Trail Riders, based in...

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

Vallecito Creek receives water rights protections

Water rights have been secured to protect fish and other aquatic life on a stretch of Vallecito Creek, northeast of Durango. The Division Seven Water Court last week issued a decree to the...

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

Juniper trees recover in Southwest Colorado

Fears that juniper trees across Southwest Colorado were headed for a massive die-off did not materialize this summer, but the fate of the hardy tree throughout the Four Corners is still in serious...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fall colors arrive early in Southwest Colorado

The mountains can be a beautiful place to see the reds, oranges and yellows light up the hillsides every autumn, but only if you catch them in time. And if it seems like fall colors have arrived a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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