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Phone Number: 970-564-6034

BLM sets trend in research of ruins

The BLM is at the forefront of a new trend in archeological research that uses digital photography combined with a modern desktop computer. Called close-range photogrammetry, the technology uses...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Colorado opens door to new crop: industrial hemp

Colorado's Amendment 64 allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp, a strain of cannabis that is used to make clothing, paper, rope, fuels, even car parts, among other products. Hemp is...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

High noon, Cortez-style

“Every town has a story. We’re creating a legend!” That ringing endorsement of Cortez played out Saturday night during the annual Chamber of Commerce community celebration and fundraiser at Fiesta...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild West party draws 300; Ertel named Citizen of the Year

"Every town has a story. We're creating a legend!" That ringing endorsement of Cortez played out Saturday night during the annual Chamber of Commerce community celebration and fundraiser held at...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado opens door to new crop: Industrial hemp

Colorado’s Amendment 64 allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp, a strain of cannabis that is used to make clothing, paper, rope, fuels, even car parts, among other products. Hemp is...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Novel ‘Double Dare’ set in Dolores River Valley

Double Dare, a new book by Michael Madigan, is a fictional story that takes place at an adventure ranch along the Dolores River. Blake Cutter created his Double Dare ranch for adrenaline junkies...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Souper Sunday: Hope’s Kitchen food drive pegged to Super Bowl

A recent study by the Cortez First United Methodist Church found average attendance at Hope’s Kitchen, their on-site free meal center, to be 113 per day. Mission committee co-chair Eleanor Kuhl...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack measuring at 80 percent of normal

Conversation about the weather reveals the good and bad this year, but it is not as bad as some might imagine, at least not yet. The usual street-corner and tavern chatter makes it clear conditions...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Review Wild novel set in Dolores River Valley

Double Dare, a new book by Michael Madigan, is a fictional story that takes place at an adventure ranch along the Dolores River. Blake Cutter created his Double Dare ranch for adrenaline junkies...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Snowpack at 80 percent of normal

Conversation about the weather reveals the good and bad this year, but it is not as bad as some might imagine, at least not yet. The usual street-corner and tavern chatter makes it clear conditions...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Nature's classroom keeps kids interested, parents entertained

Twenty youngsters and their parents gathered at the Boggy Draw trailhead Saturday to learn about nature and enjoy a mild winter day. The "Sensing Winter" tour was led by Gabi Morey, an...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Mule deer populations are on the decline

Mule deer populations have been declining in southwest Colorado for years, but the exact reasons are still not clear to wildlife biologists. Trends for the past 15 years show a consistent drop in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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