CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2000 |
For some it is a place to work. Others find it an unparalleled place to play. Martha Ketelle's task is to make the White River National Forest the best of all possible worlds for both, as well as the wildlife that roams its vast expanse of wilderness. "With the increasing population and number of people who want to recreate in the forest, finding the balance is becoming more difficult," said Ketelle, the forest's supervisor.
September 16, 2009 |
The U.S. Forest Service has apologized for its suggestion that campers who eat tortillas, drink Tecate and play Spanish music may be armed marijuana growers, calling it "regrettable" and "insensitive." Forest Service officials apologized to Colorado Latino leaders in a meeting two weeks ago and released a written apology this week. The Forest Service issued a warning about armed drug growers last month amid an investigation into how much marijuana is being cultivated in national forests in Colorado.
October 23, 2005 |
Most of the signs for visitors to the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming are like those greeting people at most forests, with the requisite rules about camping, fires and vehicle use. But on a section of Medicine Bow between Cheyenne and Laramie, visitors see an additional sign -- warning them not to pick up metal objects that could be unexploded military ordnance. From 1879 until 1961, when the U.S.