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Forest Service finalizes national snowmobile rules

New policy requires designation of motorized winter use

Staff Report

FRISCO — With the recent huge growth in motorized winter sports, the Forest Service has been behind the curve in managing public lands, but last month, the agency released its final policy for managing snowmobile and other “over-snow” vehicle use. 386 more words


Tester Gets a 4 Pinocchio Rating from the Washington Post

by William Skink

I wanted to do a follow up to the last post, Jon Tester’s Big Lie, because based on one commenter (Dan) I’m getting the feeling there is some reluctance to acknowledge just how blatantly obvious Tester’s lie was, not to mention the subsequent damage control, which wasn’t much better. 924 more words


More Fracking in Store for Colorado's Front Range

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced last week its intent to auction off 86 parcels comprising more than 36,000 acres of our public lands to the oil and gas industry for drilling and fracking.   468 more words

Good News from the Hood River RD!

A few weeks ago the Forest Service contacted me about a recent article posted on this blog, It’s Time to Fix the Eliot Crossing!

The article proposed some simple solutions for restoring a washed-out section of the Timberline Trail at the Eliot Branch, which has been offically closed for nearly a decade, and is quite dangerous for those who choose to ignore the closure signs. 1,864 more words

Natural History

Copper Mountain history as of 1991

I wrote this for the mountain’s 20th Anniversary season in 1991.

Copper Cable/Ten Mile Times

November 1991

The valley east of Vail Pass — what Ute Native Americans once called the “Nah-oon-kara” valley — has seen some big changes in the past 20 years. 1,257 more words

Ski Industry

Sustainable Cowboys or Welfare Ranchers of the American West?


Report analyzes taxpayer bailout of U.S. public lands ranching [Part II of a series on ranchers]

by Vickery Eckhoff… 338 more words