The Denver Post caught up with Executive Director Ronni Egan for a few comments on the hubbub over Forest Travel Plans in southwest Colorado.

Some see the road closures in southwest Colorado as federal encroachment.

CORTEZ — Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell is waiting for his conscience to tell him: Should he start handing out tickets this week to U.S. Forest Service agents who are closing backcountry roads? Should he cut locks on gates that shut off access to public lands?

The fact that a county sheriff is considering such actions against the federal government is a good indication that more than a run-of-the-mill dustup over road and trail closures on public lands is erupting in the far southwest corner of the state.

The full story at County lands in feud with Forest Service – The Denver Post.