Leadville News – June 29

Leadville Ranger Position Could Be Eliminated

Next Monday, July 2 Forest and Grassland Supervisor Erin Connelly will be at the Leadville Ranger District Office for an informal community meeting from 4 – 6 p.m.  Her goal is to listen to comments regarding proposed management changes for the District.

According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, the intent of Monday’s gathering is to have a conversation with community members around a recent proposal to combine the management position of Salida Ranger and Leadville Ranger.  Salida Ranger Jim Pitts has been serving in this role for the past four months while Leadville Ranger, Mary Moore, has been on a long-term assignment.

“We understand that the Leadville District plays a vital role in this community. Please join us and bring your ideas and questions,” Ranger Moore said.

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recognizes the importance of remaining in the community. Managers are looking at efforts to reduce costs, offer services to the public and support the USFS Mission.  

Leadville leadership, partners and stakeholders interested in meeting Connelly and Pitts to discuss possible changes are invited to the Leadville District Office Monday, July 2 at 810 Front Street in Leadville from 4 – 6 p.m.

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