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When skiing stopped, so did pooping, and wastewater workers faced a pile of problems

On March 15, the day after ski resorts in Colorado were ordered to close, water treatment workers in Vail and Aspen scrambled to deal with a drastic drop in wastewater flowing into plants. “In...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coloradan honored after coronavirus death while volunteering in New York

DENVER — A retired Colorado paramedic who died from coronavirus after volunteering to help combat the pandemic in New York City was being honored Sunday as his body was returned to Denver. Paul...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot of small plane dead after crash in Western Colorado

The pilot of a small airplane was found dead Sunday after attempting to land at a small airport in western Colorado, authorities said. The wreckage of the plane, which may have been homemade, was...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man wanted for shooting at officers is caught south of Cortez

A Utah man wanted for allegedly shooting at law enforcement last week and fleeing the scene was captured Sunday south of Cortez. The FBI said Cecil Vijil was spotted about 7 p.m. Sunday walking...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecast for Animas River flows don’t look rosy

The forecast for the spring runoff on the Animas River does not look promising: below-average water volumes, a below-average peak flow and an early snowpack melt. “I think, unfortunately, it’s one...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 300 people tested for COVID-19 at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Trisha Rickey was worried she might have been exposed to COVID-19 when her son came down with a severe sore throat, a high fever and a cough in March. Anne DiZenzo was simply curious and thinks the...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus put an end to Colorado’s paid family leave bill

Gov. Jared Polis made it clear he wanted any government-mandated family-leave program in Colorado to use the private market, a setup that would require businesses to buy insurance to cover employee...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wolf Creek Ski Area’s hope for reopening dashed by governor’s order

Any chance of Wolf Creek Ski Area reopening before the end of the season was quashed late Thursday after Gov. Jared Polis extended an executive order requiring all ski resorts in the state to...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Another red flag warning of dangerous fire-prone conditions has been issued for Southwest Colorado, at least the third alert of dangerously dry weather in the region in the last week. The red flag...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores-area trails open for the season

The McPhee Overlook Trail (Forest Service Trail No. 155) opened for the season from the town of Dolores to May Canyon, about a mile from the trail head April 15. The remaining section from May...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores elementary principal resigns after year in position

Kelly Howerton is stepping down as Dolores Elementary School principal, leaving a principal vacancy again in the district. Howerton stepped into the role at the beginning of this year, after...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Common Press featured in PBS documentary

Mancos made mainstream television recently with the release of a PBS documentary featuring the Mancos Common Press and its role in shaping the town. “Press of the West” aired April 16 as part of...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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