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Discarded fishing line kills osprey in northwest Colorado

The Journal When monofilament fishing line is left along a lake or river it can be harmful to wildlife. In early August, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer Andrea Sponseller reported finding a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Durango teen to represent U.S. in climbing championships

Skylar Smith has an exciting month ahead of him: He will be starting college at Willamette University in Oregon, and was invited to represent the United States in the 2017 International Federation...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Durango dominates Leadville Trail 100 MTB race

Less than two weeks after dislocating his right shoulder, Howard Grotts dug as deep as he could to win one of the year’s most iconic marathon mountain bike races. The 24-year-old Durangoan claimed...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Doctors donate their time for athletes’ physicals

Before every prep sports season, students throughout Colorado flock to clinics to obtain sports physicals, which are a prerequisite to participation in middle school and high school athletics....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Cortez swimmers compete in prestigious meet

Competing at the 2017 Arena Western Zone Senior Championships in Fresno, California, Aug. 1-5, Cortez’s top two swimmers represented Southwest Colorado well. Duran sets high standard Leading the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Ranch Rodeo entertains while showcasing rugged life

For as long as Mancos resident Kole Yeomans can remember, summers have been spent riding horses and rustling cattle on ranches throughout the Southwest, including his family’s ranch near Mancos....

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Demolition Derby thrills capacity crowd

Fifteen minutes before the Montezuma County Fair’s Demolition Derby on of Aug. 4, the stands at Fairgrounds Speedway were packed and the energy was palpable. Big block engines roared, a public...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Ranch Rodeo set for Friday night

Every morning, on ranches across the Southwest, cattle hands rise before sunrise, pull on their boots and hats, and prepare for a workday that generally features roping, riding, wrestling, and...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Katz family to preserve Durango Nordic Center near Purgatory

The Katz family has come to the rescue of the Durango Nordic Center, purchasing nearly 200 acres of land near Purgatory Resort that includes the parcel recently slated for an ill-fated, massive RV...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Working mom Sara Vaughn qualifies for world championships

DENVER – Her training runs involved pushing a jogging stroller loaded with enough snacks to keep her toddler content. Her core workouts featured exercises as her kids climbed on her back or even...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Mancos runners compete in trail championship

For members of Mancos High School’s cross-country and track teams, offseason training has become a consistent ingredient to success. Thus, when Simon Kearns, Teslin Stechar, and Caleb Yoder heard...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Input sought on San Luis Valley big-game management

In response to public meetings held earlier this month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public comments about big-game management in the San Luis Valley and south San Juan Mountains (Game...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports