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Ute leader is honored for influencing many

IGNACIO – In an overflowing Sky Ute Casino Resort Events Center about 2,000 people gathered Friday to honor the short life of Jimmy Newton Jr. Newton, 37, had an 11-year career as a tribal council...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

FDA seeks to end use of brewery grains as livestock feed

Livestock that feed on spent brewery grains are some of the happiest animals around. “Cows love the stuff,” said Main Street Brewery brewmaster Brandon Miller. “When the truck rolls up, they...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest travel shifts north

The San Juan National Forest is revisiting a travel management plan for the Rico-West Dolores area. Forest officials hope to ward off the level of controversy during the Boggy-Glade travel plan...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack dust is trending upward

The good news is that this year’s dust storms have not deposited as much grit on this area’s snowpack as last year’s. The bad news: Last year “broke the sound barrier” for dust deposits, and this...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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