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New health care act would harm farmers and ranchers

Facing stiff Republican opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday delayed a vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act as several Republicans cast doubt on whether...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Mexico suit against Colorado in Gold King Mine spill fails

New Mexico’s petition to hold Colorado responsible for the Gold King Mine spill nearly two years ago was denied Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Because it was the EPA and not Colorado that...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan National Forest closing Calico Trail temporarily

The San Juan National Forest will maintain a temporary closure on 4 miles of the Calico Trail (Forest Trail No. 208) from its northernmost trailhead where the trail intersects Forest Road No. 471,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores town board considers expansion of railroad museum

Dolores Town Board members meeting in their monthly workshop on Monday considered a proposed display track for the Galloping Goose railroad museum and discussed the Dolores River Festival and the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McPhee Reservoir experiences big gain in traffic

McPhee Reservoir is seeing increased use this summer because of decreased opportunities for motorized boating on other Southwest Colorado reservoirs that have been closed to guard against the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lightning fire in San Juan Forest grows to 5 acres

A small wildfire in a remote section of the San Juan National Forest near the Divide Road (564) has burned five acres and triggered road and trail closures. The 412 Fire was reported on June 23 by...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos events raise funds for July Fourth fireworks

Funds from several weekend events in Mancos will go toward the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display. The roughly $8,000 show is funded entirely by donations, fundraising organizer Brandy...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Neighbors clash over a Colorado chicken farm

After years of wrangling and weeks of trial, a jury says a huge chicken farm can stay put in western Colorado. This complicated trespass case pitted Susan Raymond, a local veterinarian, against her...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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West La Plata County residents one step closer to water

West La Plata County residents are one step closer to receiving water after the La Plata West Water Authority entered the final design phase of engineering this month on the construction of a...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections

On an early October day last fall, members of the Cheyenne, Blackfeet, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where a large piece of parchment lay unfurled...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA looks to drilling to solve mystery of American Tunnel

This summer will be the first full work season since the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site was declared last September, and the Environmental Protection Agency is wasting no time trying to...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News