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Bull Draw Fire north of Nucla grows to 32,645 acres

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla continued to grow this week, reaching 32,645 acres on Wednesday and forcing additional road closures and a stepped-up firefighting effort. On Sunday, the Grand...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County candidates attend third forum

Candidates for the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners discussed their views on an array of topics during the League of Women’s Voters forum Tuesday in the Kiva Room at the Montezuma Combined...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Harvest Beer Festival attracts 600 to park

The trifecta of craft beer, live music and land preservation attracted more than 600 people to the 20th Annual Harvest Beer Festival put on by Montezuma Land Conservancy recently in Cortez. The...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Fall is in the air and on the passes

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two of Colorado’s largest trees burn in 416 Fire

Two of the largest trees in the state of Colorado fell victim to the flames of the 416 Fire, a flyover of the burn scar revealed last week. Since the outbreak of the 416 Fire in June, forest...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man in serious condition after crashing north of Silverton

A Texas man suspected of drunken driving suffered serious injuries Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle on a mountain road north of Silverton and careening more than 130 feet up an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Monsoons a bust this summer

It’s official: The monsoon has been declared a bust. “Oh yeah, it was bust,” said Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction . “Definitely not a good...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola fire district asks for tax increase

The Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District will ask voters for a mill levy increase in the November election to stabilize its budget. The volunteer fire department currently has a mill levy of 3.09...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging returns to the San Juan Mountains

Commercial logging is making a comeback in the San Juan Mountains. Stagnant over the past decade, Matt Janowiak, district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine district, said timber sales...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Railroad resumes Durango to Silverton trips

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board discusses school project, policy

The Mancos School District RE-6 board discussed a wide array of construction and policy issues at its meeting Monday night. Not surprisingly, the school’s $25 million expansion project took center...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News