Forest Service invites input on proposed land sale southeast of Creede


CREEDE – The Rio Grande National Forest is inviting public comment for an environmental analysis of a proposed land sale to convey 81.25 acres of National Forest System land to Mineral County. The parcel of land is located about 1 1/2 miles southeast of Creede.

 Mineral County operates a solid waste disposal facility under a special use permit on eight acres of the land proposed for sale. The permit expires on December 31, 2020 and will not be renewed. The County wished to acquire the parcel of National Forest System land to provide for the current landfill and projected expansion, as well as to provide a dedicated shooting range.

 Written comments would be most useful if received by September 4, 2018. Comments may be submitted by mail to Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1803 W. U.S. Highway 160, Monte Vista, Colorado, 81144, Attention: Mineral County Landfill Townsite Conveyance. Comments may also be emailed to or by way of facsimile to 719-852-6250.

 For more information, visit the Forest website at or call Judi Perez at 719-852-5941.