On the CNF web site, they have dialed down the Fire Danger meter by two levels from "extreme" to "high" in the past week.
An article in the Green Valley News last week indicated that the CNF will not reopen piecemeal as some of us might be hoping:
"Spokeswoman Heidi Schewel said the Forest Service tracks a number of factors, or "models," that monitor fire danger. These include how likely an ignition source is to start a fire, how hard it would be to control a fire, and how much heat and flame it would produce. When all the models are in acceptable ranges the forest will be open again, Schewel said. And allowing visitors in again is an all-or-nothing proposition. The Coronado National Forest will open all at once instead of certain areas becoming available at different times, she said. "It's too confusing for people when things don't come online all at once," she said."
Sadly, they've still been catching people on Mt. Lemmon violating the closure order:
"Residents say they are concerned after numerous people have been caught smoking, building campfires, and going behind the barricades blocking off the Coronado National Forest...Despite the obvious signs warning people of the closures and high fire danger, forest service officials said they had issued several citations to people breaking the law. One person was even cited for building a campfire on forest land, last weekend. "I've heard that there are some people going through the barricades, I've heard there have been people smoking, I simply do not understand why they would do that," said Heidi Schewel, a Public Information Officer for the Coronado National Forest."
You can't blame the FS for keeping it closed with such blatant disregard for closures and restrictions.