Useful Links


Useful Links

The Good Neighbor Guidebook For Colorado
An invaluable guide for new and old  Colorado landowners and residents, covering land stewardship; local laws on water, roads, fences etc.; public and tribal land issues; protecting our western heritage; avoiding and resolving problems.

Colorado Climate Center

Winter Links
Colorado Avalance Information Center

FEMA Winter Storm Preparedness Page

Community Links

Welcome to Mesa Verde Country
A good overall introduction to Montezuma County

Montezuma County Government
The official county web site.

Mancos Valley, Colorado
An overview of the Mancos Valley, from the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Bureau of Land Management-San Juan Field Office
Administers the public lands surrounding East Canyon, and much of Southwest Colorado.

US Forest Service- San Juan National Forest
Administers the public lands North of East Canyon

San Juan Mountains Association
Volunteers working on public lands, an excellent way to learn more about the region.

Mesa Verde National Park


The Cortez Journal

The Durango Herald

The Mancos Times (970) 533-7766

High Country News A wide range of veiwpoints on The West, sure to make you pause and think, no matter what your politics, or where you came from.  Some will suprise you, some may delight you, and some will possibly make you mad.

Online Phone Directories

Directory Plus - The Red Book

Living with Wildlife
In Bear Country
In Lion Country
In Coyote Country
Coexisting with wildlife
Box Elder Bugs
Flies  (For information on the most common house fly here, see Cluster Flies)

Noxious Weeds
Colorado Division of Plant Industry weed brochure
Weeds of Colorado Book

Colorado Division of Water Resources

Wildfire Related Web sites

Southwest Colorado Fire Information The best starting point to learn about wildfire and prevention in SW Colorado.  Web site dedicated to wildfire information for our area.  Operated by USDAFS, BLM, Colorado State Forest Service and Fort Lewis College.  Many useful links, as well as current situation reports.

Colorado Wildfires Link to Colorado database from NIFC.  Excellent site for current fire intelligence.

Colorado Firewise Defensible Space Information
Useful information on how to landscape and build your home in order that it has the best chance of surviving a wildfire.  Don't let your home be passed over as too dangerous to save!

Forest Home Fire Safety
This is a handy checklist for homeowners, from preparedness to evacuation.

Fire Danger Forecast Map
Color coded map of the US showing the current fire danger forecast.  Courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, ID

Colorado Office of Emergency Management
Information on current wildfires and other emergent situations

Wildland Fire Assessment System
Several different meteorological fire danger assessment tools.  US Forest Service site.

Colorado Fire Weather Forecasts
Clickable map which takes you to a detailed technical discussion of the fire weather forecast.  
For help in understanding the forecast, see Fire Weather Terminology NOAA site.

Red Flag Warnings and Watches Click here to see if any severe fire weather notices are issued for
our area (Zone 207)

Drought Monitor Map
From National Drought Mitigation Center