RBC proud to furnish Capitol Christmas Tree tree

(Above) Blanco District Ranger Ken Coffin and Rio Blanco County Commissioner Kai Turner spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at a press conference announcing that the White River National Forest will provide the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree.

RBC I Rio Blanco County commissioner Kai Turner joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, Under Secretary of Agriculture Harris Sherman, and representatives from the U.S. Forest Service last Friday in Denver for the official announcement that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree will be provided by the White River National Forest. RBC

Capitol Christmas Tree will come from Meeker area in 2012

Ken Coffin, district ranger for the Blanco Ranger District announced the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree would come from the White River National Forest at the PMC tree lighting Wednesday, Dec. 7.

MEEKER I Meeker Mayor Mandi Etheridge will join Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and renowned photographer John Fielder tomorrow in Denver, along with representatives from the White River National Forest and Choose Outdoors to announce the selection of the White River National Forest as the source of the 2012 Capitol Christmas

District urges caution on trails

MEEKER I This year’s heavy snowpack and cool spring temperatures are affecting travel on roads and trails across the White River National Forest. Many roads and trails that normally open in late May are still covered with snow. Several roads and trails have been covered by landslides. Soils in the high country are saturated, making […]

Goedert receives accolades


Natasha Goedert, shown here with her husband Billy and children Uri and Sophia, received an award July 29 as Rocky Mountain Region Wildlife Biologist of the Year.

Spring Cave closing aims to save bats

MEEKER I Spring Cave is an important biological resource, which is now closed to public access, along with all other caves and abandoned mines of the White River National Forest and the Rocky Mountain Region.

Meadow Creek Fire continues to burn in WRNF

The Meadow Creek Fire continues to burn in the upper reaches of Main Elk Creek, approximately 8 miles northwest of New Castle.

Moose on the loose: DOW moves 19 moose

Moose moved into the White River National Forest on their own, migrating from other areas. Now, with transplants from Utah, the Division of Wildlife is adding to the local numbers in hopes of establishing a bigger population in Rio Blanco County.

Weed-free hay keeps federal wildlife habitat healthy

During the hunting seasons and other times of the year the BLM/Forest Service office in Meeker routinely answers questions about the requirement to use certified weed-free hay on public lands in Colorado. It’s a simple thing that can make a big difference in the quality of big game habitat.

Christmas tree permits available for area forest

RBC — Christmas tree cutting permits will soon be available from all offices of the White River National Forest. Christmas tree cutting is allowed in most areas on the White River National Forest with the following exceptions: wilderness areas, commercial timber sales, recreation and ski area, administrative areas, Glenwood Canyon

U.S. Forest Service crews to burn slash piles in White River National Forest

RBC — The White River National Forest is preparing to burn piles in several areas throughout Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties.