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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 | UPDATED: 1 day 21 hours ago | 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

Lawyers discuss lawsuit in response to 416 Fire

Lawyers suing the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad said they seek to obtain just compensation for residents who suffered damages as a result of the 416 Fire, not kill La Plata County’s top...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service completes prescribed burns near Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies have completed prescribed burns for the season around Bayfield. “It will take a couple of days for the smoke and interior burning to finish, but no more...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns underway near Bayfield

Prescribed burns are underway in the San Juan National Forest near Bayfield. A burn began Thursday in the Yellow Jacket area in Lange Canyon, just east of the Archuleta County line. “They will be...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

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

Closures issued around the Horse Fire have been lifted

The San Juan National Forest on Monday lifted closures caused by the Horse Fire, burning 16 miles northwest of Pagosa Springs. All trails and roads are open, said Gretchen Fitzgerald, acting public...

DATE: Sept. 10, 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

Mancos excelsior mill to start up again

The aspen lumber mill in Mancos is being reborn after a massive fire destroyed it in 2017. After months of negotiations, David Sitton purchased the 35-acre mill site from former operators Western...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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