Forest Service names new interim

Ron Archuleta has been named acting supervisor for the San Juan National Forest. He is expected to hold the post for about four months as a permanent successor is named. He begins Monday at the San...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retiring forest supervisor no stranger to hot seat

Mark Stiles’ arrival in Durango as acting supervisor of the San Juan National Forest in May 2002 quickly became a baptism by fire. A month later, Stiles was a frontline commander in combating the...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resource plan draws criticism

La Plata County officials and environmental groups are lodging objections to a far-reaching federal management plan covering natural gas and oil leasing decisions on more than 2 million acres of...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A home for downhill bikers?

The U.S. Forest Service will break ground literally and figuratively if a still-undefined downhill mountain-bike course northwest of Durango is constructed. A draft environmental assessment is...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials: Campers should be attentive to their fires

San Juan National Forest fire officials are shaking their heads. They’re thinking: You’re not listening, folks. Forest fuels are extremely dry, yet 22 abandoned or unattended campfires have been...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest coughs up discarded household goods

U.S. Forest Service employees at times get into the junk-removal business – like Wednesday when Jim O’Neil and Missy Carter pulled an orange-and-black sofa with a plaid pattern and a hot-water...

DATE: May 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ads hit GOP candidates on immigration

DENVER – Colorado’s Republican candidates for Senate are attacking each other over immigration in radio ads during the last week of voting in their primary.The latest volley in the bitter primary...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango resident arrested by agents in Internet sting

An Internet sting netted a Durango man last week on federal child sex charges in New Mexico.Investigators say David Gene Peterson, 50, traveled to Albuquerque from Durango to have sex with a girl...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nutrition newbies

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County’s draft comp plan tackles zoning, growth

Among the goals of the county’s Comprehensive Plan is to cut down the county’s cumbersome planning process, which can take an applicant “six months and five figures, easy,” said planner Jason...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona couple fulfills death pact

An Arizona couple followed through with a decades-long plan to end their lives before the ravages of old age took their toll.Lansing C. Holden, 83, and his wife, Carol, 78, were found shot to death...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club land-swap appeals filed

Three appeals have been filed in opposition to a land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and a private development in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The appeals take issue...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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