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Southwest Colorado ideally situated to lure more tour groups

Mountains, history from ancestral Puebloans to the Old West and unique small towns make Southwest Colorado an attractive destination for more small tour groups of 20 to 50 people, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Native American farmers plan moves to global market

PHOENIX – Thirty miles south of Phoenix, green fields of alfalfa and pima cotton stretch toward a triple-digit sun. Hundreds of yellow butterflies dance above the purple flowers that dapple the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lover of history looks to the future at Animas Museum

The Animas Museum may be a place that preserves and promotes education about the past, but with its new executive director, the local history museum hopes to carve out a busier future. Over the...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horse Fire grows to 90 acres

A confine-and-contain strategy is being used against the Horse Fire, a lightning-started blaze burning in the Horse Creek drainage about 8 miles north of U.S. Highway 160 and Chimney Rock. The...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado says it has cut methane leaks as Trump eases U.S. rules

DENVER – The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working – and...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The long, strange trip of Deer 255

Standing in a thick patch of pine and fir, mosquitoes swarming her face, Anna Ortega lifted a radio receiver into the air, angling it back and forth as she listened for the blip, blip, blip of a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stapleton, Polis trade digs on absenteeism

Democrats allege Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton is a guy who does not show up for work, but their party’s nominee, Jared Polis, has a record of missing roll-call votes in...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rio Grande County man pleads guilty to poisoning eagles

A Rio Grande County man has been convicted of poisoning bald eagles in the San Luis Valley, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. John L. Divine, 77, pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanors...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton railroad repairing damage from mudslides

Owners of Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad say they hope to begin running trips from the depot downtown Sept. 17 after weeks of offering a modified route because debris and mud washed out...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadly New Mexico bus crash prompts negligence claims

ALBUQUERQUE – A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low, warm water prompts voluntary trout fishing closure

Low water flows and warm temperatures have prompted a voluntary fishing closure on the Conejos River in the afternoon, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday. This voluntary closure is in place...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News