San Juan National Forest

Hunter, age 86, remains missing in San Juan National Forest

An intensive five-day search has failed to locate missing hunter Alvie Webb, 86, who was last seen on the morning of Oct. 19 in the Divide Road-Roaring Fork area of the San Juan National Forest....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search mission underway for 86-year-old hunter

A search and rescue mission has been underway since Saturday for an 86-year-old hunter who went missing in the San Juan National Forest outside Dolores. Montezuma County emergency manager Mike...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Coal seam fire burns north of Dolores

A coal seam fire has been discovered burning underground 15 miles northeast of Dolores in the San Juan National Forest. Forest Service personnel discovered the fire Oct. 9. It is burning along a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groundbreaking forest health program may come to Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado could be the focal point of a pilot project that seeks to make strides in improving forest health in the face of increasing dangers from wildfire, disease and beetle kill....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Fall colors expected to peak in coming days

Autumn is here, but the fall colors that dress the San Juan Mountains in a golden hue have, for the most part, been late to the party. But that’s all expected to change in the coming days and...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging starts on Middle Mountain, north of Vallecito

A logging operation for trees killed by the beetle outbreak has begun on Middle Mountain, north of Vallecito, which is expected to continue for the next three years. Joshua Merril-Exton, a timber...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM, San Juan National Forest host recreation meetings

The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are hosting two public recreation meetings this month, including one about proposed Sage Hen and Rico Trails, and one on regional...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns under way in San Juan National Forest

Aerial ignition operations were conducted Sunday on two prescribed burns in the San Juan National Forest. Linda Parker, public information officer on the burns with the U.S. Forest Service, said on...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest proposes new trails near Rico

New nonmotorized and motorized trails are proposed for the Rico area by the San Juan National Forest. The Dolores Ranger District is requesting written public comment about the plan as part of a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developing a forest-friendly home building technique

If Kyle Hanson is right, three to five years down the road, a small-scale lumber industry will be enjoying a renaissance in Southwest Colorado, aided by the pioneering efforts of his firm Timber...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopter hitting small fire northeast of Durango

A helicopter has been working for the past several days to take water from Lemon Reservoir to douse a quarter-acre fire northeast of Durango. The 816 Fire was first reported Monday and was...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burns to begin at Boggy Draw

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-August. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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