At session’s end, Legislature touts progress on multiple issues

DENVER – The 2017 legislative session wrapped up Wednesday, and the consensus just hours after adjournment was relayed in an ad hoc mixture of sports metaphors with a sprinkling of culinary ones....

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reports: Climate is shrinking West water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine snowpack is likely at its peak. Warming...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

7 western senators object to suspension of BLM councils

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s citizen advisory boards has drawn criticism from those who say the councils were one of the few ways to engage with...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec family of four dies in fiery head-on crash

ALBUQUERQUE – An Aztec family of four and another driver died Friday night in a fiery crash on U.S. Highway 550 about 15 miles south of Cuba. Jimmie and Melissa Crawford and their children, Grant,...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Dolores builder specializes in Hobbit houses

The creations of natural-materials builder Brett LeCompte, of Dolores, are featured in the 2017 architecture book “Small Homes: The Right Size,” by Lloyd Kahn. Several pages display LeCompte’s...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How private prisons became a booming business

Immigrant detention is now the fastest-growing form of incarceration in the United States, an increasingly lucrative business that costs taxpayers $2 billion per year. Its roots reach back to the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Groundhog Lake plans to allow limited motorized boating

The threat of invasive mussels continues to have a ripple effect on lake management plans in the area. At Groundhog Reservoir, north of Dolores, recreation manager Bonnie Candelaria reached an...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putting Ruess to rest: An end to a desert mystery?

One of the great mysteries of the Four Corners and the Southwest has been the 1934 disappearance of young artist Everett Ruess. He left the Utah village of Escalante alone, descended Davis Gulch...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Playing four-state Twister not enough for travel critics

The Four Corners boasts some of the most stunning landmarks in the West, drawing tourists from all over the world. But it’s also home to one of the most disappointing travel destinations on Earth,...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Suspects in Durango shooting death identified

Police have arrested three people in the slaying of a Durango man who was shot Sunday in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of Durango. The victim was identified Monday as David Antonio...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado lawmakers put rural concerns above party politics

DENVER – While the final days of the legislative session brought elected officials together in support of a measure to buoy rural Colorado, lawmakers from the southwest corner of the state had been...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Mancos groups offering fire relief

The Mancos FoodShare and Pay It Forward Fund are offering relief for people affected by the Western Excelsior fire this week, according to a news release from Mancos Valley Resources, a nonprofit...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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