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BLM officials urge patience on use of e-bikes on local trails

Because of a recent executive order by the U.S. Interior Department, it is inevitable that electric bikes will be allowed on Bureau of Land Management trails where regular bicycles are authorized....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Coal seam fire burns north of Dolores

A coal seam fire has been discovered burning underground 15 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest. Forest Service personnel discovered the fire Oct. 9. It is burning along a...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two storms could alleviate dry spell in Southwest Colorado

A few chances to reverse Southwest Colorado’s prolonged dry spell are on the way Friday through Sunday. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is reporting two weather systems making their...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sports wagering might be coming to Southwest Colorado

If voters approve Proposition DD on the November ballot, sports books will be allowed not only at state-licensed casinos in Central City, Blackhawk and Cripple Creek, but also at Sky Ute Casino in...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes new trails, parking lots and e-bike access

Do you support more trails, better parking and roads, or have specific concerns about e-bikes, archaeological sites or wildlife on local Bureau of Land Management Lands? Now is the chance to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver cannabis recall reaches Durango

At least four Durango cannabis companies may have pulled dried flower product from their shelves this week after a cultivator recalled “dry marijuana plant material” found with “elevated yeast or...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton questions impeachment vote, transparency

The launch of an impeachment inquiry last month sparked concerns for Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, as it relates to the timing of the inquiry and what it means for the prioritization of issues...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Invasive Russian olive a nuisance for Colorado, New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Efforts to combat the invasive Russian olive along the Animas River gained cross-state support during a community meeting Thursday at San Juan College. The Animas Watershed Partnership...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous Peoples Day recognized at Cortez Cultural Center

To honor the local Native American culture, Battle Rock Charter School students held an Indigenous Peoples Day celebration Monday. The event featured Native American meals, stick games and...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting addresses Ute Mountain Ute tribe plans

Ute Mountain Utes addressed issues including law enforcement, economic development and business plans during recent community meetings in Ignacio and Towaoc. In a two-hour meeting in Towaoc,...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who pays for search and rescue missions?

When someone needs to be rescued in the backcountry, who pays? It turns out, there’s a number of funding sources to keep the La Plata County Search and Rescue team fully operational and ready to go...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public insurance option could lower costs for Connect for Health customers

The state of Colorado proposed an insurance option this week that could offer relief to residents paying some of the highest insurance premiums. The new public insurance option could lower premium...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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