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Cortez offers incentives to businesses that improve their look

The city of Cortez has announced a plan to compensate businesses that improve the look of their landscaping or storefront look this year. The Parks and Recreation Department has promised Cortez...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Manaugh works to redesign school culture in Cortez

Manaugh Elementary School is planning some radical things over the next few years to keep the school moving on the right track, Principal Donetta Jones told school board members at their meeting...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Arrest of student spurs Fort Lewis College march

The line between free speech and hate speech became a little blurry for some students this week at Fort Lewis College when a “campus preacher” proselytized about specific groups, including...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hospital Provider Fee bill killed in favor of new effort at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – The Hospital Provider Fee debate was all set to be renewed at the Colorado State Capitol on Tuesday, but abruptly came crashing to a halt. Senate Bill 57 would have done away with the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Protesters at Tipton's office oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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3 dead after pickup driven by Durango teen slams into stopped vehicle

A grandmother and two of her grandchildren are dead after a pickup driven by a 17-year-old Durango boy rear-ended their vehicle on an Oklahoma highway last weekend, authorities said. According to...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores River Brewery to host The Go Rounds

On April 7 at the Dolores River Brewery, The Go Rounds will play a concert. The Michigan band are described as rock ’n’ roll confetti, mixing psychedelic, Indie country, and American Pop. The band...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores in high-water year

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam.Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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A tribute to John Porter

When I first met John Porter in 1980, he had just taken the reins as manager of the Dolores Water Conservancy District. In retrospect, without John’s interpersonal and diplomatic skills, the...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Willowtail Springs gives artists solitude, inspiration in Mancos

When Peggy and Lee Cloy started an artist residency program at Willowtail Springs four years ago, they couldn’t get much traction or interest in the program. Now, artists line up at their door to...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mancos Destination Imagination project benefits charity

The Mancos Middle School Destination Imagination team is headed to state finals in Denver next month. Teams of up to seven students solve a critical-thinking challenge before judges as part of...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Legislative Round-up: Colorado Trail founder remembered

DENVER – Lawmakers in the Capitol started Monday by remembering the life of Gudrun “Gudy” Gaskill and celebrating the fruit of her labor: the Colorado Trail, which spans more than 500 miles and...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news