MEEKER I The Milk Creek Fire, burning 15 miles northeast of Meeker and 3.5 miles east of Yellow Jacket Pass, has grown very little and moved quite slowly for having been burning since July 4, said Ken Coffin, the district ranger for the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest.
RBC I Heather Provencio has been selected as the new deputy forest supervisor of the White River National Forest. Provencio is currently the district ranger in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Ariz.
RBC I In Washington, D.C., on March 27, White River National Forest employee Kim Potter was honored at the 2013 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony for her outstanding work in the field of bird conservation.
RBC I The White River National Forest (WRNF) is hosting a free workshop for small businesses interested in contracting with the Forest Service to provide equipment, supplies and/or food support to wildland firefighting efforts.
MEEKER I The excitement continues to build as preparations are made to cut, wrap and deliver Colorado’s gift to the nation, the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree, and everyone in Rio Blanco County is invited to take part in the celebration Nov. 3. Since it was announced last December that the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree would […]
RBC I The White River National Forest Travel Management Plan was signed by Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams on August 25, 2011.
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 Commissioner Kai Turner, a fifth-generation […]
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 Tree. The Capitol Christmas Tree […]
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 […]
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.