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State Republicans put Planned Parenthood on trial

DENVER – Colorado Republicans on Monday held a listening session at the state Capitol that quickly turned into a trial of Planned Parenthood. The Republican lawmakers who spearheaded the six-hour...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado companies step up to stop methane waste

DENVER – Companies in the business of capturing lost methane, the primary component of natural gas, are taking their show on the road this week to present to local officials on Colorado’s Western...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia stepping down for higher ed job

DENVER – Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia announced Tuesday he is stepping down to pursue another position in higher education. Garcia accepted a job as president of the Western Interstate Commission for...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single-payer health care on 2016 ballot

DENVER – Colorado voters in 2016 will have a chance to weigh in on whether to implement a single-payer health care system. ColoradoCare was certified with ease, according to the Secretary of...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans weigh in on greenhouse-gas limits

On the day of reports that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have surpassed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million – a number scientists regard as an ominous tipping point – Durango...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thank You Letter: Hospital board grateful for your votes

The Montezuma County Hospital District Board of Directors would like to express its gratitude – first to the team of folks who worked tirelessly to get information out to the citizenry about the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Thank You Letter: Dolores Elementary thanks sheriff for ID cards, fingerprinting

Dolores Elementary would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office for their time and expertise fingerprinting, providing parents with Child Identification...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Thank You Letter: Thanks for continuing Dolores school tax

Dear Dolores School District Community,Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!We cannot thank you enough for your continued financial support of our schools. The news of the resounding support for the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Forest announces rest room closures

Vandalism and lack of use of two forest rest rooms will result in their removal, reported Derek Padilla, district ranger for the Dolores district. The bathrooms at Sage Hen near Dolores and Dry...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wetherills’ history depicts friendly relations with Natives

When the Wetherills arrived in the Mancos Valley in 1879, they brought a humanitarian ethic that clashed with U.S. Indian policy, said relative and historian Harvey Leake. Leake, whose...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, forest wrangle over Dolores-Norwood Road

A road-maintenance and jurisdiction dispute has been unfolding between Montezuma County and the San Juan National Forest over the Dolores-Norwood Road. Forest Road 526 begins two miles north of the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firewise teaches property mitigation

During a recent demonstration and tour near Dolores, Firewise of Southwest Colorado explained how to effectively and safely mitigate fire hazards on private property. A dozen local landowners...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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