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Dolores proposes extending ban on pot stores

The Dolores Town Board voted 4-2 Monday on a proposed ordinance that would extend a ban on retail marijuana businesses for an additional two years. The proposed ordinance must still go through a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abert’s squirrel thriving in San Juan National Forest

An adorable gray and white squirrel with distinct ear tufts has become the wildlife mascot of the Ponderosa pine forests above Dolores. Hikers and bikers in the Boggy Draw area are more and more...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS golf team swings right into action

The Montezuma-Cortez High School golf team is ready to take the next step in the rebuilding process. After losing four varsity players to graduation following the 2014 season, last year’s team was...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Mancos Brewfest to benefit charities in second year

Last year’s inaugural Mancos Brewfest raised more than $10,000 for the Mancos Trails Group, and it’s back again with the goal to raise money for two charity groups. The event takes place Aug. 13 at...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leopard Sharks host swim-a-thon

The Cortez Leopard Sharks swim club hosted a swim-a-thon on Thursday evening at the Cortez Municipal Swimming Pool. Eighteen swimmers, as well as head coach Ian MacLaren, took to the water to raise...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Fire restrictions lifted on San Juan National Forest

Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest will be lifted today, Aug. 8, thanks to widespread monsoonal moisture. This year’s Stage 1 fire restrictions, which went into effect on July 1,...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cliff Spencer went from intern to superintendent in Park Service

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – In 1984, Cliff Spencer was interviewing with Chief Ranger Rick Gale at Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area, near Los Angeles.Spencer was there at the request of a...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flights canceled Friday night, Saturday morning

The heavy storms going through the area Friday impacted not only traffic on the ground but traffic in the air. At about 9:30 p.m., the runway edging lighting at Durango-La Plata County Airport went...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Youths shine at junior livestock auction

Cattle, goats, pigs, lambs, poultry and rabbits were all sold to market during a packed auction at the Montezuma County Fair on Saturday. The Junior Livestock Sale featured more than 100 animals...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado aid-in-dying proponents submit signatures

DENVER – Proponents of allowing terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication submitted more than 160,000 signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Colorado End of Life Options...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife seeks raise in fishing, hunting fees

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Bayfield to discuss the agency’s declining budget and how it’s affecting wildlife management. Both a rising state population and...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

County fair names its queen

DATE: Aug. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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