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It’s mud season in the San Juan Mountains

Mud season – or shoulder season, also known as spring in the San Juans – can last from April all the way through June depending winter snows, spring sun, aspect and elevation. Traditionally a time...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pet of the week

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where do we stand with water?

The Western Slope is supplying the Front Range with water at the expense of many in the region’s agricultural industry. That was the sentiment of some attending the 32nd annual Water Seminar...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Facebook excels as marketing tool

Facebook isn’t just for kids anymore. The social media site is an essential tool for marketing, says Victoria Peterson, who teaches classes on computer technology. “People are more likely to visit...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-altitude medicine

TELLURIDE – A doctor here with a background in emergency medicine is treating patients sensitive to high altitude before, instead of after, they get in real trouble. Dr. Peter Hackett, the founder...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The world behind bars

Equipped with 67 cameras, a single deputy monitors the Montezuma County Detention Center. From a darkened control room, a deputy visually inspects prisoner pods and monitors jail operations from...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee breakwater plan stalls

It was supposed to be floated into position last summer, but a new breakwater system for the McPhee Reservoir boat launch is still lying on shore. Engineering snags for the structure’s anchor...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys new home

Twenty-five firefighters from four local districts battled a house fire early Thursday morning at the Crestview subdivision on County Road 23.5. The newly built ranch-style home was a total loss,...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators boost Fort Lewis, firefighting fleet

DENVER – Senate Republicans gave an extra boost to Fort Lewis College on Thursday, amending the state budget to speed up funding the college needs to rebuild its science and engineering building....

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lloyd Duane Ashbaugh

Funeral services for Grants, N.M., and former Cortez, Colo. resident Lloyd Duane Ashbaugh will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 at Ertel Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Lewis...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eminent domain for pipelines is killed

DENVER – A bill allowing companies to use eminent domain for oil pipelines died Wednesday after sponsors heard an outcry from industry opponents. Until recent weeks, most opponents of the bill were...

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow or shine construction

DATE: April 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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