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Plans for Lower Dolores River draw criticism

Federal and state protection measures for the Lower Dolores River were sharply criticized by local officials Thursday during a regional water meeting in Cortez. But public land agencies and the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Tribe tries to control trash fires

Illegal dumping occurs in many rural communities, and often has a traditional history that does not jive with modern environmental laws. The Ute Mountain reservation is not immune to the typical...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plans for Dolores River draw criticism

Federal and state protection measures for the Lower Dolores River were sharply criticized by local officials Thursday during a regional water meeting in Cortez. But public land agencies and the...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes to track air’s quality

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe has secured $45,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to install an air-quality and meteorological station in Towoac. Two coal-fired power plants in New Mexico are...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribe, county teaming up to recycle landfill tires

What to do with old tires is a common dilemma, but the Ute Mountain Ute tribe and the Montezuma County landfill have come up with a creative solution. The tribe recently removed 5,000 tires from an...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Overlook Trail awarded grant

The Overlook Trail that will connect Dolores with House Creek and the Boggy Draw trail system has received some donated labor. On Dec. 12, Great Outdoors of Colorado awarded Dolores with $25,200...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Offshore drilling aids local efforts

The bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress Dec. 21 includes funding for several environmental projects in southwest Colorado. The agreement proposes that Congress budget $600 million...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lone Mesa continues planning

Purchased in 1999 for about $6 million and opened for limited hunting in 2002, Lone Mesa State Park has yet to open to the general public, but that is still the intent, officials report. Park...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Dolores gets grant for Overlook Trail

The Overlook Trail that will connect Dolores with House Creek and the Boggy Draw trail system has received some donated labor. On Dec. 12, Great Outdoors of Colorado awarded Dolores with $25,200...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Men in hard hats, students gearing up for campus upgrade

Construction of a major upgrade for the Dolores Schools campus is beginning to ramp up. Fencing, construction equipment and men in hard hats will be swarming the site for the remainder of the...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Supporters of Sagehen camping encounter a new test

It may take more than a routine archaeology survey and volunteer efforts to reopen the Sagehen recreation area to overnight camping. Since June, advocates have been pushing for re-establishing...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Utes take on environmental issues

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has embarked on a cleanup mission, demolishing long-abandoned buildings in Towaoc and addressing a problematic old landfill. Under the tribe’s brownfields program, five...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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