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Galloping Goose museum proposes expansion

The Galloping Goose Society wants to construct a track behind its museum in downtown Dolores to display restored railroad cars. The plan is to lay 80-feet of track, running east-west, and parallel...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man accused of arson gets plea bargain

A man who was initially charged with burning down a Dolores couple’s home in September agreed to a plea bargain and was sentenced in April to six years in a Montrose community corrections facility,...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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First look: New courthouse is on time and on budget

Montezuma County’s new 22nd Judicial District combined courthouse is about 65 percent complete, on budget and on schedule to be completed by August, officials said Friday.The $8.3 million project...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos graduates celebrate special day

Mancos High School sent 31 graduates into the wider world Sunday during a charming ceremony that had a personal touch.Keynote speaker Cathy Epps, a beloved school principal who is recovering from a...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Farmers find relief in passage of hemp-water bill

The Colorado Legislature passed the hemp bill, SB 117, to protect hemp farmers who use federal water sources for their crop, in May. It recognizes industrial hemp as an agricultural product that a...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper signs hemp bill into law in Cortez

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper stopped in Cortez Sunday to sign a bill protecting hemp farmers who use water stored in federal reservoirs. The bill was introduced in the state Legislature by Sen....

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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CSU researching hemp in secluded test plot

Hidden in a corn field in southwest Colorado is a thriving hemp crop being cultivated by agronomists from Colorado State University. Despite the secrecy, the experiment testing 12 varieties of...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

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Hickenlooper to sign hemp bill into law in Cortez

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to sign the industrial hemp bill at noon Sunday at Cortez City Hall. Attendance is open to the public, though space is limited. Hickenlooper also plans to sign...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sage Hen gets restricted acess

A multiphased plan is being considered by Montezuma County, San Juan National Forest and McPhee Reservoir managers that would prevent motorized boats from launching at the Sage Hen area from County...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff: Evans died of exposure after shooting Cortez man

Charles Oliver Evans, whose body was found southeast of Cortez on May 2, was a suspect in an attempted murder at the time of his death, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.An autopsy...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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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