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Forest Service Official Explains Details of Full San Juan National Forest Closure

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The US Forest Service began the first-ever closure of the San Juan National Forest on Tuesday. According to a Forest Service statement, the decision is based on exteme wildfire danger.

KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Cam Hooley of the U.S. Forest Service to find out more about what this decision will entail. Click below to listen.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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