News briefs: Sand Wash Basin Advocates Team Meeting Saturday – Colorado News

News briefs: Sand Wash Basin Advocates Team Meeting Saturday – Colorado News

The Sand Wash Basin Advocates Team or SWAT is holding a meeting to discuss needs of the Sand Wash Basin wild horse herd and how people can volunteer and help as an individual, or as a SWAT member. The meeting will include a presentation of current status and census of horses in the Basin, discussions on upcoming projects, events and the group’s working relationship with the Bureau of Land Management and areas of volunteer need.

The meeting will conclude with an opportunity for the public to ask questions, provide suggestions and ideas. Refreshments will be provided. The meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 in room 201 of the CNCC Bell Tower Building, 50 College Drive. For more information contact SWAT by emailing

Crosho Lake closed for dam repair

Both Crosho Lake and its’ adjacent Dispersed Campground in the Little Flat Tops Range, Routt National Forest, will be closed for dam repairs that began on Monday.

Temporary closures are expected to be in effect at least eight weeks and could possibly last through the fall. Nearly a mile of nearby Forest roads are also affected by the area closure.

The closures are necessary to repair the leaking valve and outlet pipe on the dam, which is located approximately seven miles west of Yampa, Colo. A closure order to accommodate repair work is on the books through Dec. 1, however, it is not anticipated that the work will take that long.

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