From the Vault: Not enough fuel in the forest
July 10, 2014
Winter Park Manifest, July 10, 1981 — "The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests are having an increasingly difficult time balancing growing demand for firewood with a diminishing, readily accessible supply," the Manifest reports in story "Home fuel becomes scarcer in area's National Forest lands." Higher demand for alternative fuels following the 1974 fossil-fuel shortage caused the Forest Service problems, such as private-property trespassing, wear and tear on roads, users cutting live trees indiscriminately and a supply of fuel wood not meeting demand.
In other news, bulldozers were scratching into the earth at the site of the future Windy Gap pumping plant.
The Manifest also reported that Editor and Publisher Virginia Cornell named Allen Best of Kremmling as the paper's first managing editor. Cornell also named Andrew Miller to the position of political editor. Today, Miller is a contractor and Fraser Town Board member, and Best continues to be a writer, journalist and public speaker about Colorado's mountain towns.