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DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire panel looks at emergency radio system

DENVER – Although it’s water, not fire, that’s plaguing Colorado at the moment, state legislators are determined to come up with better ways to address the growing threat of wildfires. As they do,...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Swift Energy drills in search of oil in western La Plata County

KLINE — A drilling rig towers 116 feet above Fort Lewis Mesa, sprouting from dry ground owned by a local ranching widow. The rig is drilling Swift Energy Co.’s first well in La Plata County, a...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Clara potter draws a crowd at Mesa Verde

The sweet aroma of burning cedar billows up from a make-shift pottery kiln at the Mesa Verde National Park visitors center, then it quickly turns putrid, and tourists recoil backward holding their...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-growth startups sought for entrepreneur program

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs (SCAPE) is now accepting applications for the next group of candidates to be accepted in the program. Launched this past July, SCAPE’s...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican lawmakers reach out to Durango

DURANGO — The same kind of alienation from living in isolated Southwest Colorado is what is driving the secession movement in northern Colorado. The secession movement is a “squeaky-wheel” protest...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos council mulls nonprofit requests

Five area agencies have requested a total of $11,150 from the town of Mancos to help fund various nonprofit activities next year, more than two-thirds the amount town officials are expected to...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rejects bond reduction

A Montezuma County judge rejected a defense request earlier this week to reduce bond for a suspect charged in a jewelry heist. “These are unproven allegations, and you remain innocent until proven...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City toasts liquor store tastings

A public hearing next month will allow residents to uncork their support or opposition for a proposed municipal ordinance that allows tastings inside liquor stores. The Cortez City Council voted...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopters to lift off for seismic studies

Carbon-dioxide producer Kinder Morgan has been given the green light for two new wells near Pleasant View, and will start a safety test phase for the use of helicopters for seismic studies in the...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service offers firewood, scenic tips

Colder days and nights are just around the bend, and permits to cut firewood on public lands in southwestern Colorado are now available. The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Murder suspect appears in court

Wearing a drab khaki inmate jumpsuit, murder suspect Valerie Espinoza showed little emotion Wednesday as charges against her were read in open court. District Court Judge Todd Plewe informed...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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