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June 20, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Another wildfire, the sixth of seven this season in Colorado, has broken out, forcing about 100 people to leave their homes in Jefferson County, about 30 miles from Denver. The blaze, known as the Lime Gulch fire, is burning near Foxton, Colo., on lands of the Pike National Forest. Approximately 500 acres have burned but no injuries have been reported. "The good news is, it's a very sparsely populated area as far as houses go," Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink told reporters.
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June 20, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Another wildfire, the sixth of seven this season in Colorado, has broken out, forcing about 100 people to leave their homes in Jefferson County, about 30 miles from Denver. The blaze, known as the Lime Gulch fire, is burning near Foxton, Colo., on lands of the Pike National Forest. Approximately 500 acres have burned but no injuries have been reported. "The good news is, it's a very sparsely populated area as far as houses go," Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink told reporters.
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June 18, 1989 | JERRY HULSE
A bonus of two free nights at Tamarron Resort in Colorado is being offered to vacationers flying with America West from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Long Beach, Ontario, Burbank. The fare ($199) includes lodging (based on double occupancy). Tamarron is eight miles outside Durango in San Juan National Forest. A luxury resort featuring tennis, riding, fishing, biking, river rafting, golf. Side trips to the Weminuche Wilderness area and the 1840s mining town of Silverton. Telephone Tamarron toll-free: (800)
TRAVEL
June 18, 1989 | JERRY HULSE
A bonus of two free nights at Tamarron Resort in Colorado is being offered to vacationers flying with America West from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Long Beach, Ontario, Burbank. The fare ($199) includes lodging (based on double occupancy). Tamarron is eight miles outside Durango in San Juan National Forest. A luxury resort featuring tennis, riding, fishing, biking, river rafting, golf. Side trips to the Weminuche Wilderness area and the 1840s mining town of Silverton. Telephone Tamarron toll-free: (800)
NEWS
December 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Agricultural groups sued to stop a plan to import and release the rare Canadian lynx into two national forests in Colorado, saying cattle and sheep grazing might be jeopardized. The groups claimed in its U.S. District Court suit filed in Denver that authorities have failed to assess the total impact introduction of the wildcat would have. The groups want an injunction to temporarily block the release of 15 lynx next month in the San Juan National Forest and the Rio Grande National Forest.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1995 | JOHN POPE
For senior citizens who want to travel this fall and winter, the Brea Senior Center is offering low-priced vacation packages, officials recently announced. Senior citizens, and their escorts of any age, are invited to participate, and event coordinators can connect single travelers with travel companions. Upcoming trips include: "Branson and the Ozarks," a seven-day excursion Sept. 18-24, explores scenic southern Missouri and includes shows, meals and social activities. The cost is $1,189.
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November 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
The first of 80 lynx will begin arriving in southwestern Colorado next month in a plan to reintroduce the wild cat to the state after a nearly 25-year absence. The plan approved Thursday by the Colorado Wildlife Commission will reintroduce lynx to the Weminuche Wilderness, a remote area in the eastern end of the San Juan National Forest.
TRAVEL
June 24, 2001
Here are ways to research and contact selected railways around the world. Telephones and Internet sites are listed, if available. United States Alaska Railroad (907) 265-2300 http://www.akrr.com Amtrak (800) USA-RAIL (872-7245) http://www.amtrak.com Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: This old-time train winds through spectacular canyons in the remote wilderness of the 2-million-acre San Juan National Forest. (888) 872-4607 http://www.durangotrain.
OPINION
October 27, 2004
Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton insists the Bush administration is committed to protecting the nation's wild lands, but the words of a Bureau of Land Management worker in Price, Utah, tell the real story. "We can protect any landscape that no one wants to use for anything else," Tom Gnojek told The Times' Henry Weinstein. "If it's not wanted by the oil and gas industry or the ORV (off-road vehicle) industry, we can protect it."
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June 17, 2002 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Forest Service employee on Sunday was charged with starting a fire that has burned more than 103,000 acres and destroyed at least 24 homes across four Colorado counties. Recreation technician Terry Lynn Barton, 38, admitted that she started a campfire while patrolling Pike National Forest to enforce a fire ban, said Bill Leone of the U.S. attorney's office here.
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August 25, 1985 | JERRY HULSE,, Times Travel Editor
Few wildernesses on earth offer the harmony of the immense San Juan National Forest with its alpine meadows, fishing streams and icy waterfalls. Being here is an experience that haunts the soul long after one returns to the restless world of cities and freeways. It is Saturday afternoon and the dream is over. Skies are leaden and thunder rolls through a forested valley, colliding headlong with rocky mountain peaks and echoing along a river that flows beside meadows carpeted with wildflowers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1996 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outside a makeshift sanctuary, moments after a Sunday morning church service that featured peaceful hymns and thrumming guitars, a hard-core rap song suddenly filled the clear mountain air. "I blast if I have to," a deep-voiced male singer threatened. "Don't make me have to!" The young woman couldn't take it. She turned away, fear and disgust written across her face.
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