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Yucca House expansion, access point delayed

Plans to expand Yucca House National Monument and replace its public access point have been delayed. Located in southern Montezuma County, the little-known 33-acre monument is rich with unexcavated...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners reject beer sales at Four States Ag Expo

Montezuma County commissioners have rejected a request by the Four States Ag Expo to serve beer during the March event at the fairgrounds.In a 3-0 vote, the commission cited concerns about problems...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Metal sediment unlikely to dissolve

Scientists working on heavy metals in the Animas River delivered some good news about the sediment Friday. Metals in the sediment left by the August Gold King Mine breach are likely to wash...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ryan Frazier joins U.S. Senate race in Colorado

DENVER – The Republican field for U.S. Senate in Colorado grew on Thursday with an announcement from former Aurora Councilman Ryan Frazier. Frazier, 38, is seeking his party’s nomination to unseat...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regulators discuss proposed rules meant to ease oil and gas conflicts

DENVER – A hearing on proposed rules for oil and gas drilling in Colorado got off to a contentious start Monday, with critics saying the guidelines were too narrow to do any good or that they...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoors Briefs

Parks, Wildlife offers holiday incentive Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a 2015 holiday incentive of a free Colorado Outdoors subscription with online purchase of an annual parks pass or $70...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Feds stand behind report that Colorado agreed to mine plan

DENVER – A federal agency on Monday stood behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon wastewater spill from an inactive gold mine. ...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service finalizes Chimney Rock plans

Forest Service officials have released the details of a long-term management plan for the Chimney Rock archaeological site, three years after President Barack Obama proclaimed the area a national...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest officials agree: Beetle infestation doesn’t determine fire severity

Local forest officials say they are not surprised by a recent study downplaying the impact spruce beetle infestation has on severe wildfires. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder last...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Two women charged in armed robbery A plea hearing for Nicole Hill, 24, address undisclosed, has been set on Dec. 8, after she posted a $3,000 bond on charges of armed robbery, felony menacing,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Health-care costs spike on Western Slope

DENVER – Health coverage saw gains in Colorado during the first two weeks of open enrollment, while the state still faces difficult cost challenges. During the enrollment period, which began on...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Tipton, House OK limits on refugees

DENVER – U.S. Rep Scott Tipton is calling for closing the United States to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, while Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado’s doors will remain...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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