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Mesa Verde initially open; now closed during U.S. shutdown

An unpaid park ranger posted at the front entrance to Mesa Verde National Park has been turning away visitors for about two weeks because the partial federal government shutdown has parked the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Most Durangoans do not lock their bear-resistant trash cans

People in Durango are not locking their bear-resistant trash cans, rekindling calls for the city of Durango to up its enforcement. At least that’s the takeaway message from a new study conducted by...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan plans for new well near Goodman Point

Permits for a new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well in the Goodman Point area gained approval from the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning commissioners Thursday, and it could indicate an expanded...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: One person dies in crash south of Cortez

One person died Thursday night on U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez after a semitrailer and pickup truck collided on the McElmo Creek bridge, law enforcement officers said. According to a...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac finishes fourth in Arizona supercross as last chance qualifier

Eli Tomac, who nearly failed to qualify Saturday for the AMA Supercross in Glendale, Arizona, raced to a fourth-place finish after a crash-delayed restart. Tomac worked overtime just to get into...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

This asterism is a highlight of the winter sky

Greetings, Stargazers. I have to say that comet 46P/Wirtanen last month exceeded my expectations. By that, I simply mean I could see it with my naked eye, even if it was just barely. Every month,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | COLUMN: Others Say

Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trampling barriers: Mancos artist’s bronze sculpture honors fall of Berlin Wall

President George H.W. Bush helped reunite East and West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell, and a Mancos artist cast a 7-ton bronze sculpture commemorating the event. For 28 years, Berlin and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Alan Plummer Associates acquires FEI Engineers

FEI Engineers, a water and wastewater engineering firm with offices in Durango and Denver, has been purchased by Alan Plummer Associates Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based water and wastewater...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Montezuma County septic system rules begin in 2019

New septic system regulations under the Montezuma County Health Department kicked in Jan. 1. Under the Transfer of Title program , when a residential or commercial property meets certain criteria,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners’ meetings changed to Tuesday

For more than 20 years, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners has held weekly meetings on Monday. Beginning Jan. 15, the all-day meetings will be held on Tuesday, beginning at 9 a.m. The...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will have a drought focus

The annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds will focus this year on resiliency, profitability and herd health. The symposium will be held Feb. 6 at the Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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