Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Rockfall northeast of Dolores rattles neighborhood

A cliff where two house-size boulders came loose and tumbled onto Colorado Highway 145 on May 24 will be analyzed further for potential rockfall risk, according to the Colorado Department of...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is EPA protecting mining history around Superfund site?

Colorado’s top office for ensuring historic preservation is concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency’s impacts to mine sites around Silverton as the agency embarks on a massive Superfund...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA to tackle one of most vexing polluters in Animas River basin

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday it intends to undergo a major effort this summer to understand one of the most vexing polluters in the upper Animas River watershed. In July,...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon cuts 12 staff, announces turnaround plan

As part of a financial turnaround, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced an 18 percent cut in administrative staff this week. In January, the education and research campus west of Cortez saw...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

First rodeo night features military tribute

The first night of the annual Ute Mountain Roundup was filled with contests for all ages, plenty of clown banter and a memorable tribute to fallen heroes. The rodeo at the Montezuma County...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traps set for bear suspected in Durango-area burglary

A bear destroyed the interior of a vehicle early Thursday near Vallecito Reservoir. It is at least the second incident in two weeks in which a bruin has broken into a vehicle near the lake...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews will keep fighting fire Friday on Missionary Ridge

A small fire on Missionary Ridge was expected to be contained Friday, but smoke could linger for days, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The 156 Fire broke out Thursday afternoon , ignited by a...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo gets underway in Cortez

For the 89th time in its rich and storied history, the Ute Mountain Roundup kicked off with the type memorable moments and family-first atmosphere that have made it one of Cortez’s most popular...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Natural disaster aid bill to help Forest Service recoup funds

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a comprehensive natural disaster aid package Monday evening that provides $19.1 billion for wildfire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake and flood relief. Among the...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks public comment on big game seasons

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting public comment until midnight June 26 about structuring big-game hunting seasons from 2020 to 2024. The season structure, which is reviewed every five years...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Governor: BLM likely to choose Denver over Grand Junction

DENVER — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says the Bureau of Land Management is more likely to move its headquarters to Denver than Grand Junction. The Colorado Sun reported Thursday the Democratic...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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