San Juan National Forest

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416 Fire management will transition to a National Incident Management Organization team on Friday. The switch marks the end of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Type 1 Team’s two-week service at the fire.

The new team specializes in longer wildfires (416 Fire has been burning since June 1) that are also deeper in the forest and away from densely populated areas.

US Forest Service

The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

San Juan National Forest

Taylor Mesa Road in the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores is closed by landslides approximately 3.5 miles from its intersection with Highway 145. Forest officials said in a release that the route is expected to be closed until at least June 2nd.  Wet weather and failing drainage structures have reportedly caused multiple problems on the road.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The San Juan National Forest will have a temporary supervisor for the next four months.


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The Montezuma County commissioners were critical of Forest Service management of the Dolores-Norwood Road at a sparsely-attended town hall in Dolores Monday night.


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