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Mancos State Park preparing for summer of boating, fishing

Though Southwest Colorado saw the return of colder weather this week, Mancos State Park is ready for the summer season, Park Manager Scott Elder said. “It’s coming quickly,” Elder said. “It’s...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ruedi Bear remembered as entrepreneur, champion skier

A former owner of Trimble Hot Springs, Ruedi Bear, was remembered Friday as an entrepreneur who loved jazz and skiing. Bear, 72, died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Mancos, where...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores River Campground awarded Business of the Year

Dolores depends on the outdoor recreation economy, and nobody exemplifies that more than Billy and Lainey Beyhan, owners of the Dolores River Campground. The hard-working couple were awarded the...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forest trails, roads open

Overlook Trail, House Creek open Annual seasonal trail-use closures to protect critical habitat for deer and elk on the new, non-motorized McPhee Overlook Trail (FS Trail 155) are lifting. The...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Festive furniture builder named Citizen of the Year

Every Colorado mountain town has that one character who embraces the adventurous spirit and love of community more than usual. And for Dolores, that person is Dan Heeney, who was named Citizen of...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McPhee reservoir boat ramps open May 1.

Beginning May 1, the McPhee and House Creek boat ramps on McPhee Reservoir will open to the public. The ramps will be staffed with boat inspection stations, and all motorized boats are required to...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Firewood permits available

Permits to cut firewood on the San Juan National Forest will be on sale starting May 1 at agency offices and selected retail outlets. A minimum purchase of $20 allows the bearer to gather...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Chelsea Jones announces departure from MCEDA

Chelsea Jones, the economic development specialist for Montezuma Community Economic Development Association, will be leaving the position within the next month. At MCEDA’s annual meeting on April...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Fire District breaks ground on new station

The Cortez Fire Protection District held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday to officially begin the construction of the new fire station. Several members of the district board attended, along...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos schools moving to four-day schedule

Mancos School District will move to a four-day week next school year. Board members unanimously voted to make the switch at their regular meeting Monday after hearing results of a survey sent out...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez royalty

Skyler Yarbrough and Kaeleen Boggs are crowned prom king and queen at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Grand March.

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Western Republicans shy away from town halls

Facing loud booing in a crowded high school auditorium, Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, stands on stage alone behind a lectern, waiting for the audience to tire themselves out. “I won the district...”...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News