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Southern Ute Indian Tribe expands emergency water storage

SOUTHERN UTE RESERVATION – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe broke ground on a new settling pond Wednesday south of Bayfield to expand emergency capacity for the region’s water system. The new settling...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Software glitches cause heavy backlog for food, medical assistance

Glitches in new software installed by the state of Colorado are causing some La Plata County residents to receive medical, financial and food assistance weeks, and sometimes months, late. Martha...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Through the Grand Canyon before Major Powell?

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell’s daring expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. But was he the first? Another story exists with...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Logistics of relocating BLM headquarters raises questions

WASHINGTON – Convenient air travel, consultation with Native American tribes and moving staff were some of the many issues brought up this week at a hearing by the House Committee on Natural...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sky Ute Casino gets new assistant manager

The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council has announced Travis Garlick as the new assistant general manager of Sky Ute Casino Resort near Ignacio. Sky Ute Casino Resort is one of the biggest employers...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico woman sentenced to 18 years in child abuse case

FARMINGTON – A New Mexico woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of multiple felony charges including child abuse. The Farmington Daily Times reported Wednesday that...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across U.S. West

BILLINGS, Mont. – Montana’s greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the bird species that federal...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strange balloon over Cortez gets residents' attention

A bird, a plane? A balloon has been drifting over the southwest corner of the state over the past few days. Friday morning, it was still visible from Main Street, but hovering in the northwestern...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Incomparable Uncompahgre Peak

If you are going to climb a Colorado fourteener this summer, why not go big? At elevation 14,309 feet, Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point in the San Juan Mountains. The first recorded ascent...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Fugitives who escaped in Blanding are caught in Arizona

Two fugitives who overpowered guards and escaped in a prisoner transport van near Blanding, Utah, were captured Wednesday night in a remote area northeast of Phoenix, according to the Arizona U.S....

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

Southern Ute tribe to celebrate its history at tribal fair this weekend

The 99th annual Southern Ute Tribal Fair is bringing back the rodeo for the first time since the fair’s early years in the 1920s. With more than 40 events this weekend, the fair will feature a mix...

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

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