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BLM seeks nominees for advisory groupThe Bureau of Land Management office in Glenwood Springs is seeking nominations to fill an opening on its Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council.The panel is one of three resource advisory councils in the state that provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the use and management of Colorado’s public lands. Its 15 members represent a broad array of backgrounds, interests and experience.The BLM is seeking a representative to fill a “category 2” opening, which includes representatives for dispersed recreation, national or regional environmental/conservation organizations, archaeological and historical interests, and wild horse and burro groups. The Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council covers BLM-administered lands in Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Summit counties.The nomination period will close May 31. For additional information, e-mail David Boyd at david_boyd@blm.gov, call 947-2832 or contact: BLM Northwest RAC, attention: David Boyd; 50629 Highways 6 and 24, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.Aspen man faces multiple forgery chargesPolice arrested an Aspen man Wednesday on multiple counts of possessing a forged instrument after he was allegedly caught with fake employment authorization cards.Jose Del Cid also faces charges of cocaine possession, domestic violence, harassment and a driving violation.Del Cid was arrested in the Dec. 2 drug raids at two downtown restaurants, but the arrest was related to a probation violation, not to the drug case, Aspen police Detective Eric Ross said.Police arrested Del Cid again this week for another probation violation, and he allegedly had four fraudulent employment authorization cards.Adopt a roadless areaA campaign to protect roadless areas in the White River National Forest has launched a program to help citizen advocates adopt a roadless area by visiting, photographing and learning about it.The goal is to learn, write about and advocate for the protection of that roadless area. A new website, http://www.wrroadless.org, offers descriptions, directions, maps and photos of all 84 of the White River National Forest’s inventoried roadless areas. Already, members have adopted 30 areas, though people can double up.The Bush Administration gave the states the responsibility to decide whether roadless areas should be protected. A Roadless Task Force is choosing which areas in Colorado.The task force will take public input at a hearing in Glenwood Springs on June 21.


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