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Should Durango residents share in sacrifice during next drought?

When the Animas River reached record lows during last summer’s drought, Durango residents were allowed to water their lawns every day. That may change during the next major drought. A drought...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth graders explore ancient Colorado life through real artifacts

Needham Elementary fourth graders hurled balls through the air with hand-held launchers last week to learn the mechanics of ancient spear throwing tools used by archaic Native Americans. Ball...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage Hen and Rico area trails to host open house

The Journal The San Juan National Forest, Dolores Ranger District will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dolores Public Lands Office. The public is invited to come hear about the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burn planned this weekend outside Dolores

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn starting Sunday. Burning operations may extend into Monday dependent on weather and fuel conditions,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Part 3: Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parks

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Jeff Morehead’s cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead’s mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

YELLOW JACKET – Some Southwest Colorado farmers planted hundreds of new acres of hemp this year pursuing big profits, but many have faced problems such as disease, unproductive plants and a cold...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeal of federal water rule brings comfort to agricultural communities

Lawmakers, ranchers and agriculturalists are lauding last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to repeal the 2015 Waters of the United States rule....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Piñon Project mentors sought

The Piñon Project is seeking adult volunteers to mentor children and youths in the local community. The mentoring program aims to connect youth with a caring adult for at least a year. Mentors are...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plea offered in Mancos murder case

Murder suspect Debra Gaylyn Riddle has been offered a plea deal, and has until Jan. 10 to decide to accept it or go to trial. Riddle faces a second-degree murder charge for the death of her...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey donates over 200 backpacks to Cortez schools

A few hundred Cortez students are receiving sturdy backpacks this year, thanks to an annual donation by Osprey. This is the third or fourth year the Cortez-based backpack company has taken on the...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-altitude grazing a high risk for cattle

For cattle grazing in the high country, altitude sickness can be a life-or-death situation. The ailment is most commonly referred to as “brisket disease,” but it goes by many other names, such as...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 12 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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