Local district forest ranger taking on temporary reassignment in Arizona through December
MINTURN — Aaron Mayville, the district ranger for the White River National Forest’s Eagle/Holy Cross ranger district, will take on a temporary promotional assignment as a deputy forest supervisor on the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona, beginning Sunday, Sept. 2.
The assignment is expected to run through the end of December.
“This is a really exciting opportunity on another challenging and complex National Forest,” Mayville said. “I hope to come back with some great experience and stories to tell.”
Rick Truex, the regional wildlife biologist for the Rocky Mountain region of the Forest Service’s wildlife ecology unit, will fill in as acting ranger.
Marcia Gilles will continue as deputy district ranger.
Patrick Tvarkunas needed 237 signatures on a petition to let Eagle voters decide whether The Reserve at Hockett Gulch — a 500-unit workforce housing project — should be built. He and others submitted 304.