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Mancos seed drive echoes WWII Victory Gardens

Self-sufficiency and sustainability are rules to live by, but in times of crisis and strained resources, they grow imperative. And to encourage budding gardeners to take root around Mancos, some...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How a Colorado bridge club gave one county a high coronavirus death rate

El Paso County has one of the nation’s highest fatality rates of the new coronavirus, surpassing communities in other states that have been hard hit by the disease. At least 13 deaths have been...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire crews respond to uncontrolled burns

Two controlled burns got out of control on Tuesday, but were extinguished by Cortez Fire Protection District crews. About 4 p.m., shifting winds that came suddenly out of the north caused a...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos trails project in the works

About 13 miles of trails may be coming to the Mancos area, pending approval by the state. The U.S. Forest Service trails project would include about 12 miles of non-motorized trails in the Chicken...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How candidates for U.S. House differ on health care, the economy, public lands

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the gladhanding and in-person town halls that have become a staple of political campaigns – at least for now. Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local artist draws from past two decades of work

FARMINGTON – From a distance, the art pieces look like soft scratchings of pencil on paper, short lines filling space, etchings shaping a jawline and filling the soft curve of an eye. But as you...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Virtual Pro Se Clinic to offer services remotely

The Journal Despite the COVID-19 closures of libraries across Colorado, the Virtual Pro Se Clinic clinics will be held as scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. April 14 via phone. Volunteer attorneys already...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can these homemade masks help Southwest Colorado defeat coronavirus?

During the first and second world wars, citizens grew victory gardens to feed hungry populations. The idea carried forward into the COVID-19 outbreak – but this time, people are making protective...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

J. Paul Brown to reduce sheep herd amid disease concerns for bighorns

A conservation group has bought out one of Ignacio rancher J. Paul Brown’s grazing allotments in the Weminuche Wilderness to reduce the risk his sheep pose to native bighorns, but critics say the...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores playground not deterred by virus

The anticipated construction of a playground at Joe Rowell Park is moving ahead, but with delays caused by the coronavirus breakout. The $280,000 playground project was recently awarded a $173,400...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Escape from coronavirus news in nature

Social distancing, self-quarantines, job layoffs and a worldwide pandemic. What to do? Escape outside for some space and fresh air. A Colorado stay-at-home order implies exercise should be done...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber announces business and person of the year

The Dolores Chamber has announced The Outpost Motel as business of the year and Jerry Whited as citizen of the year for their outstanding efforts in 2019. Nominations were taken from the public and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 19 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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