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Memorial Day rain expected in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s wet spring should continue, with a rainy Memorial Day expected. Also, June, typically the region’s driest month, will likely to see more rain than normal. Kris Sanders,...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, May snow in Cortez is rare

How wacky is this spring’s weather? It depends on what you measure. At least by some measures, it’s off-the-charts loony, but by others, it’s a fairly conventional season. Cortez weather watcher...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Miguel County deputies seek burglary suspect

Two early morning burglaries in Sawpit and Placerville have the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office alerting the public to be on the lookout for the suspect, described as a stocky white man about 6...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conditions ideal for prescribed burns in Southwest Colorado

Taking advantage of nature’s bounty, the San Juan National Forest anticipates ramping up efforts to mitigate wildfire danger by increasing prescribed burns through fall. SJNF plans to burn at least...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Another wet week likely in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado is in for another rainy week at lower elevations and late May snow at higher elevations, and the pattern of higher-than-normal precipitation is expected to extend through the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocket scientists in training head to Washington, D.C.

A little wiser and with an even greater appreciation of the importance of details, the Cloudbusters, Animas High School’s rocketry team, will return to Washington, D.C., this week to compete in the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Trump’s tariffs on China hit Southwest Colorado

Consumers are feeling a pinch from tariffs President Donald Trump has placed on imports from China, but effects are more severe on some products than others. Electronics, excluding televisions, are...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More rain, and perhaps a hint of snow in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s especially wet spring is expected to bring more precipitation toward the end of the week – with even a slight chance of snowflakes mixed with raindrops Friday night and...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landscape architects integrate form and function

As Southwest Colorado’s decades-long economic evolution from resources extraction and ranching to recreational, historical and agricultural tourism and retirement communities continues, towns are...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Kicking up a storm at the Rochester Hotel

For Britany Rodriguez, Cinco de Mayo is great mainly because she gets to perform the tilingo lingo, a Mexican folk dance filled with swirling skirts. Britany, 8, and some two dozen other dancers...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

GitPrime acquired by Utah company for $170 million

GitPrime, a Durango homegrown startup that creates software to help engineering and computer programming teams improve their productivity, will be acquired by Pluralsight of Farmington, Utah, for...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School seeks $21M grant for new school

Animas High School officials should know by May 17 whether they will get a $21 million BEST grant for a new school. The application is complicated by a local match AHS must raise if it is awarded...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

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