GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., Oct 12, 2012 –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) notified the U.S. Forest Service that it has discovered isolated surface deposits of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) on portions of the valley floor at Camp Hale on the White River National Forest. White River Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has ordered a closure of the affected area (see map) until the known hazardous materials have been mitigated and/or removed. Supervisor Fitzwilliams has issued an...see full press release.
We will be pile burning south of Breckenridge, in the area of Wagon RD, adjacent to the Spruce Valley Ranch Subdivision. Smoke will be visible from Highway 9, Boreas Pass, Breckenridge ski area, and the Town of Breckenridge. The pile burn will take place starting at 10:30 am on 01/13/2016 and will be lasting for more than one day. The weather and ventilation is expected to be favorable for the burn.
Snow removal operations could begin this week (November 30-December 4) for the Eagle–Thomasville road, NFSR 400.
The snow removal operations are for supporting the Catawampus Timber Sale logging operations. The location for snow removal is from Mile Post 0.00, the Sylvan Lake State Park, to approximately Mile Post 16.2, the Jakeman Road, NFSR 512. The snow removal operations are planned through the month of January 2016. Contact for further information Suzanne Layne, (970)945-3238 or Chris McDonald (970)625-6856.
Thanks to the quick response of the Eagle/Holy Cross district and a small group of cavers, the broken ladder inside the access culvert at Fulford Cave has been removed and a new ladder installed. Fulford Cave is now open for use. Remember that access to all caves in Region 2 must be authorized through a mandatory registration system that is available online through the regional office. Click here to register.