Forester who planted 2 million trees uproots for next adventure

The total number of trees Gretchen Fitzgerald has helped plant in the San Juan National Forest during her time as a forester for the U.S. Forest Service topped out at 2,183,557. “Reforesting areas...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT’s new regional director to oversee laundry list of projects

The Colorado of Department of Transportation’s new regional transportation director for Southwest Colorado was born and raised in Pagosa Springs, so she knows what driving the region’s mountains...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 200,000 trees planted atop Wolf Creek Pass since 2019

An effort to restore the forests of Wolf Creek Pass has planted nearly 200,000 trees since 2019. Gretchen Fitzgerald, a former forester with the San Juan National Forest, said the forests atop Wolf...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy confirms identity, cause of death for woman who drove off Wolf Creek Pass

The remains of a woman found dead last week off Wolf Creek Pass have officially been identified as belonging to a 49-year-old Texas woman who had been missing for nearly two months. The Colorado...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car found off Wolf Creek Pass belonged to woman missing since January

The remains of a woman found off Wolf Creek Pass appear to be those of Marlena Mizell, a 49-year-old who had been missing for nearly two months, according to the woman’s daughters. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead outside vehicle hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass

A woman was found dead Tuesday outside a vehicle located hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. A team of local and state law enforcement, search...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Beetle kill marches west across San Juan Mountains

Beetle kill is continuing its march through the San Juan Mountains toward the high country around Silverton, according to an aerial survey that tracks outbreaks on an annual basis. Every year, the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

With avalanche danger high, Red Mountain Pass closes ‘until further notice’

U.S. Highway 550 at Red Mountain Pass will remain closed until further notice as avalanche danger and adverse winter weather conditions have made driving the treacherous mountain road too...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third wave of snow expected to affect travel Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Southwest Colorado as the third wave of a winter storm is expected to hit the region Monday evening and last until Tuesday. The National Weather...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Has time come to better regulate snowmobiles in the San Juan Mountains?

With a surge of snowmobiles in the backcountry this winter, some are wondering if the time has come to better regulate the motorized vehicles in the San Juan Mountains. “It’s increasing...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather disrupts travel, schools across Southwest Colorado

Travel and schools were impacted Monday morning after a winter storm caused inclement weather throughout Southwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Monday morning...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry skiers triggered more than 10 avalanches in San Juan Mountains this week

Since Monday, backcountry skiers have triggered more than 10 avalanches in the San Juan Mountains, and while no one was seriously injured, there have been some dangerous close calls, according to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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