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                      THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #960
                 Wednesday,  September 16, 2009
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                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor
                <cgc (at) cgc333.connectnet.com>
    Copyright 2009, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
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  FOREST SERVICE E-MAIL WITH TWO ATTACHED FILES
  [Editor's note:  This morning, Graham Breakwell of the
  Forest Service issued an e-mail with two attached files
  (Microsoft Word docs).  The text from his e-mail appears
  below, followed by transcriptions of the two attached files.]
  From: Graham Breakwell,  grahambreakwell (at) fs.fed.us
  Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009,  10:19 AM PDST
  Subject: Los Angeles River Ranger District - Forest Closure and
  Preparation for Potential Access Road Closures
  Dear Lessees and Tenants,
  I attach the recent news release regarding the Angeles National
Forest Closure.  This closure is unamended and in place.
  There is also attached a letter sent out yesterday by the
District Ranger, Mike McIntyre, to all Los Angeles River Ranger
District Communication Site Special Uses Authorization Holders.
In essence expect rain, road washouts, landslides and more along
your access roads and make back up plans for alternative access.
Keep safe in this environment.
  Graham H. Breakwell
  Forestry Technician (Special Uses)
  Los Angeles River Ranger District
  Angeles National Forest
  12371 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Road
  San Fernando, CA 91342
  Office # 818 899 1900
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  TRANSCRIPTION OF FIRST ATTACHMENT, A NEWS RELEASE
  [Note the date on this release: September 3, 2009, but also
  recall Graham's comment from above that, "This closure is
  unamended and in place."  -Ed.]
  USDA Forest Service letterhead, Angeles National Forest,
  News Release, Telephone (626) 574-5200, September 3, 2009
  Title: Angeles National Forest Announces Emergency Closure
  of the Southern Portion of the Angeles National Forest Because
  of the Actively Burning Station Fire
  ARCADIA, Calif. -- As a result of extreme fire activity,
and to protect public health and safety, Angeles National Forest
officials are implementing an area closure of the southern portion
of the Angeles National Forest, effective 12:00 p.m. today.  The
closure will be in place until it is determined that it is safe
to reopen forest areas.
  Individuals or organizations holding special use permits
for sanctioned activities within the Forest are exempt from
this order.
  While the closure is in effect, going into or being upon
National Forest System lands, roads, or trails within the closure
area is not allowed.  The closure will affect the use of all
national forest recreational facilities, roads and hiking trails.
A violation of the closure order is punishable by a fine of not
 more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an
organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months,
or both.
  The Station Fire Closure Area consists of all National Forest
System lands within the Angeles National Forest south and east
of California State Route 14 and California State Route 138.
  For further information about the closure or fires currently
burning on the Angeles, contact the Fire Information Center at
626-821-6700.
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  TRANSCRIPTION OF SECOND ATTACHMENT, A LETTER
  USDA Forest Service letterhead, Los Angeles River Ranger
  District, Telephone (626) 899-1900, September 15, 2009
  Dear Special Uses Authorization Holder:
  As a result of the Station Fire much of the District has
been burned with complete mountain sides reduced to ash and
charred remains of trees.  The Forest remains closed within
the Angeles National Forest south and east of California State
Route 14 and California State Route 138 until further notice.
  Individuals or organizations holding special uses permits
for sanctioned activities within the Forest are exempt from this
closure.  Weather forecasters predict that Southern California
will receive heavy rain this fall.  This will result in landslides,
flooding, and road washouts.  Numerous roads will be closed and
many communication systems and utilities across the forest will
be non operational.
  Now is the time for Lessees to organize carpools by coordinating
tenant needs and planning helicopter access for when your access
road is washed out.  It is prudent to make back up plans with your
neighbors to ensure your long term access where sanctioned
activities are necessary.  As the Lessee you are responsible for
all tenants in your permit area.
  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me or
Graham Breakwell at 818 -899-1900 ext 243.
  Sincerely,
  /s/ Michael J. Mcintyre
  MICHAEL J. MCINTYRE
  District Ranger
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