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Community weighs in on Forest Service proposal to close Archie Knowles

Posted: Friday, Jan 31st, 2014

District Ranger Michele Jones listens to community concerns following a meeting about the forest service’s proposal for a local campground.

Lynn Hood has lived in the Mapleton area since 1952. Archie Knowles Campground at Knowles Creek, just east of town off Highway 126, has meaning for him. He remembers his days as a child fishing with a buddy for trout in the creek. As an adult, employed by the U.S. Forest Service, he worked at the park and helped with watershed restoration. When he retired, his colleagues threw a party for him at the campground.

For the complete article see the 02-01-2014 issue.

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