If you go to the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests for recreation, do so now while your visit will still be enjoyable. Forest supervisor Scott Armentrout has proposed a timber sale that will log 93.7 square miles. Much of it will be clearcut with many of the clearcuts to exceed the U.S. Forest Service maximum size limit of 40 acres. Critical habitat for the Canadian lynx (listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act) will be clearcut.
Incredibly, Supervisor Armentrout will construct 320 miles of new sediment-producing logging road ... the approximate distance between Denver and Buffalo, Wyo. Buffalo, Wyo., is just 47 miles from the southern border of Montana. Most areas of the forest will be affected.
This will trash the scenery and result in the rivers and streams running brown with mud.
Please comment on this atrocity by July 31 to establish standing for court action. The draft Environmental Impact Statement is posted online and available hard copy by calling Scott Williams at (760) 382-7371.
On May 18, officers of the Delta Police Department, with the assistance from the Delta County Sheriff's Office and Montrose County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant at 960 Crawford Avenue, Delta. The warrant was related to drugs, drug use and possession, drug manufacturing and distribution, firearms, cell phones and any other items which may be illegal, stolen or otherwise implicating in criminal activity.