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Montezuma County, BLM enact fire restrictions

A forecast of warm, dry and windy conditions this week has prompted county and federal officials to enact fire restrictions because of threat of wildfires, and they are asking people to be careful...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Timeline: Lightner Creek Fire grows; homes evacuated

Following is a summary of reporting on the Lightner Creek Fire, which was reported live at durangoherald.com and the-journal.com First report: 4 p.m. Firefighters are evacuating residents in the...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water leak on Colorado 145 prompts traffic concerns

A broken irrigation pipe is causing water to spill across Colorado Highway 145 near the Fairway Drive intersection in Cortez, Department of Transportation officials say. Michael McVaugh, CDOT’s...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coach dies in head-on crash on U.S. 160 east of Bayfield

A 59-year-old Bayfield man died Wednesday morning in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 160 a couple of miles east of Bayfield. The victim was identified as Michael D. Scalet, an assistant...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute Mountain Utes to build $2 million solar farm

A hayfield near Towaoc will soon be transformed into a 1 megawatt solar array, thanks to a $973,000 grant from the Department of Energy and a $1 million match from the Ute Mountain Ute tribe. The...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff Blotter

Thursday, June 22 8:42 a.m. : A man was issued a summons in the 29000 block of County Road P.5 on suspicion of third-degree criminal trespassing after a man and a woman claimed he had been lying...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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Callers voice health care, business, opioid concerns in Tipton town hall

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, addressed concerned listeners on multiple issues during a telephone town hall Monday evening. Most callers said they were worried about potential...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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