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Farmers urged to grow for Miller Coors

YELLOW JACKET — Local farmers will soon raise their beer mugs and declare a hearty “Cheers!” thanks to a proposal by Miller Coors to grow their malting barley here. Test plots at the CSU Yellow...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopter crash kills pilot doing seismic work

A helicopter pilot was killed Tuesday morning in a crash at a remote oil-and-gas construction site southeast of Dove Creek. A.J. Blain of Montana was piloting a Huey-style helicopter as part of a...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico Fire Protection District wins funds for equipment

The Rico Fire Protection District in Dolores County has won a $43,116 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance emergency preparedness for fire fighting...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Motorcycle ballet

To say vintage motorcycle trial racing is a passion for Dolores resident Tony Down would be an understatement. His love of competition and beauty of a powered ascent over obstacles most people...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Pilot dies in helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed at a remote oil-and-gas construction site southeast of Dove Creek Tuesday morning. The pilot did not survive. The Huey-style helicopter was part of a construction crew...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Alternative to 'Wild and Scenic'

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) participated in a flyover of the lower Dolores River last week as part of a tour to discuss special legislation for the area. Public land including a 92-mile...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Twilight tour takes visitors back in time

Before Mesa Verde National Park became a preserve of the nation's amazing archeology and human history in 1906, it was a target of looters and full of picnic trash. It took a group of strong women...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Pilot dies in helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed at a remote oil-and-gas construction site southeast of Dove Creek Tuesday morning. The pilot did not survive. The Huey-style helicopter was part of a construction crew...

DATE: July 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

No liquor license for pot cafe at Stoner

On July 8, the Montezuma County commissioners denied the renewal of a liquor license for Mary Jane at Stoner, in order to cause a hearing with applicant Frank McDonald. Montezuma County sheriff...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A proposed alternative to ‘Wild and Scenic’

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) participated in a flyover of the lower Dolores River last week as part of a tour to discuss special legislation for the area. Public land including a 92-mile...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Sing Out for Families’ at Voice-like competition

A Pinon Project fundraiser modeled after a popular reality TV show is coming to Cortez. And contestants are needed! The premiere of “The Voice — Sing out for Families” begins with open auditions at...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Energy leases offered east of Mesa Verde

Do oil and gas wells make good neighbors to a national park and scenic byway? That question is being contemplated by BLM and Mesa Verde National Park officials, La Plata County commissioners,...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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