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More firefighters arrive as blaze shuts down La Veta Pass

DENVER – Crews struggled to rein in a wildfire that was spreading in several different directions Sunday in southern Colorado. More firefighters were arriving to battle the blaze that has prompted...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos farm, North Carolina company join forces on hemp

MANCOS – Local entrepreneurs in this small Southwest Colorado town see potential for a thriving local hemp industry, but they need area farmers to jump on board. Green Lynx Farms built a...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘History, Hikes, Hops’ takes readers on a Colorado beer adventure

Craft brew guru and author Ed Sealover is the guy you want to have a tall frosty one with at the bar. Just be ready beforehand, or afterward, to go and visit a historical site or have an outdoor...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assemblies pick Colorado candidates for gubernatorial primaries

BROOMFIELD — A former mayor delivered a rousing speech praising President Donald Trump and helped hand a stunning defeat to Colorado’s moderate attorney general in the race to enter the state’s...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man with four DUI arrests gets 24 years in prison after fatal crash

A Montezuma Creek man with four DUI arrests has been sentenced to prison for causing a fatal crash in 2016 while driving drunk to the Ute Mountain Casino. Timothy Amos Merritt, 57, was sentenced to...

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendants outnumber the convicted in some rural jails

Colorado Public Radio DENVER – As state and local officials grapple with a jail overcrowding crisis across the state, some advocates are urging state judges to be more liberal about letting...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three restaurants compete in search for best green chile

Move over, New Mexico. Southwest Colorado has green chile fever. Three local restaurants are on the leader board in a USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice contest to name the best chile verde in...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

Before the sun rises over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains east of Lucia Gaspar’s home in Alamosa, Colorado, she is making pancakes for her kids: Erick, 9, Alexandra, 8, and Anna, 7. By 7 a.m., all...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project, a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group advocates for economic alliance across Four Corners

FARMINGTON – When Arvin Trujillo thinks about his kids, it focuses his mind on creating a regional economic alliance across the Four Corners, including tribal entities, to boost prosperity for all....

DATE: March 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Because of the increasing popularity of antler hunting, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has enacted a regulation that prohibits antler and horn collection from Jan. 1 to April 30. The regulation, in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan begins paying back taxes

Back taxes owed by energy giant Kinder Morgan have begun flowing into Montezuma County coffers. In December, the company cut a check for $1.38 million to the county owed from 2011, reports assessor...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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