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New forest trail rules start Oct. 1

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a final record of decision for trail use in the Rico-West Dolores area. The travel management decision comes after years of...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reserves wouldn’t last long in a recession

Colorado ranks slightly better than average among the states in how long the state could run on its “rainy day” reserves in a major recession. That’s not long, says a new report from the Pew...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire closure area is reduced

On Wednesday, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests reduced the closure area around the Bull Draw Fire. The lightning-caused fire, 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has reached...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeology conference coming to Elks Lodge Sept. 22

Hisatsinom, the local chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, is hosting the society’s annual conference in Cortez. Presentations will be made on various topics relevant to archaeology in...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region in which the caller poses as the IRS, according to a news release issued Wednesday. A message...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in Cortez-area pot raid appear in court

Eight Chinese-speaking defendants arrested Aug. 28 for allegedly cultivating marijuana illegally at several properties in Montezuma County appeared Wednesday before County Court Judge JenniLynn...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas industry picking up pace of campaign funding

While there has been plenty of angst about the amount of money going into the governor’s race (currently at $21.3 million and counting, just for the candidates) campaign finance reports released...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico has a plan for re-establishing bighorn sheep

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – New Mexico wildlife managers are considering a proposal to re-establish desert bighorn sheep in another mountain range in southern New Mexico. The plan calls for translocating...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police name suspect in attempted armed robbery

Durango police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man suspected of attempting to rob three women at gunpoint. Durango resident Shayne Ray Chavez, 38, is sought in connection with the crime,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remaining Plateau Fire road and trail closures lifted

The closure area for the Plateau Fire north of Dolores has been lifted, reports the San Juan National Forest. Many hazards still exist in the burn area, including falling trees, burning areas,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon plans public celebration of life for trustee David Fraley

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will host a public celebration of life for trustee David Fraley on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at 23390 Road K in Cortez. He died Aug. 31 at age 63. Fraley, vice...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News