Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Gunnison sage grouse are hanging on in Southwest Colorado, but their numbers are dropping, and the population in Dove Creek might have disappeared. The plucky, ground-dwelling bird famous for its...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield divvies up funds to new nonprofits

Bayfield town trustees voted unanimously this week to bring more services to Bayfield in 2020 by moving grant funds away from public transportation. Bayfield allots up to $30,000 to nonprofits that...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores to address marijuana moratorium Nov. 12

The Dolores Town Board will decide at its Tuesday, Nov. 12, board meeting on a retail marijuana moratorium that expires at the end of the year. There are three options, said Interim Town Manager...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Every Brilliant Thing’ brings humor to serious topic

A show set to be performed at the Sunflower Theatre next week is bringing humor and poignancy to the stage to help promote discussions about suicide. Durango-based theater troupe Merely Players...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

USDA opens sign-up for Market Facilitation Program

Sign-up is ongoing through Dec. 6 for the Market Facilitation Program, a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to assist farmers who continue to suffer damages because of tariffs imposed on...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man has been cutting wood for 30 years, and he can’t stop

HESPERUS – Five thousand, two hundred sixty and counting. That’s how many cords of wood Tom Fischer says he’s cut and sold in almost 30 years. That’s more than 660,000 cubic feet of wood – enough...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seen by some and not others, ghosts said to haunt area hotels

A little girl runs down the hall, disappearing into thin air. A man with a bushy mustache, top hat and agonized eyes appears at the door to ask about the health of the sleeper. A friendly presence...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute elections too close to call

Four candidates will compete for two seats on the Southern Ute Tribal Council in a runoff election after unofficial election results posted Nov. 1 showed races too close to call. Former chairman...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico votes against central sewer project

Rico residents on Nov. 5 voted down a ballot question seeking a significant property tax increase to fund the town’s first central sewer system. The measure failed, with 100 voting against it and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield searches for millions of dollars to update water infrastructure

BAYFIELD – In 2020, Bayfield plans to “tear up the town.” Construction crews will be replacing old asbestos-reinforced water pipes on both sides of U.S. Highway 160 – but first, town staff needs to...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal seeks to modernize campgrounds at national parks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Food trucks. Wi-Fi. Hot showers. Those campground upgrades could be coming to a national park near you. The Interior Department is reviewing recommendations to modernize...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who killed moose fined; can still hunt in Colorado

A Farmington man who shot and killed a moose that he mistook for an elk near Silverton last year has been fined $1,000 as a result of the incident, but state wildlife officials decided not to ban...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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