Conservation

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Friends of Canyon of the Ancients hit impasse

After four years, a friends group of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is expected to dissolve.The Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance formed in 2013 to assist with projects benefiting the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores nature center receives $265,000 grant

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Montezuma Land Conservancy are partnering with a new nature center in Dolores to spread the word about the value of the outdoors, literature and writing. Land...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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In Arizona, reptile poaching made easy

Dave Prival picks his way across a tumbledown slope, carefully peering into crevices among the broken rocks. We’re alpine-high on a southern Arizona mountain range that shall remain nameless, for...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Will interior secretary meet conservationists’ expectations?

The Montana congressman whom President-elect Donald Trump named to head the Interior Department wants people to think of him as a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist. His Twitter bio describes him as a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rare jaguar photographed in Arizona

A rare jaguar has been photographed in the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona, reports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The photo of the big cat was taken Dec. 1 by a remote trail camera...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Landowner puts bike park in conservation easement

A Cortez resident’s generosity to allow hiking and biking on his land will continue long into the future thanks to a conservation easement that preserves recreation access. Bicycle enthusiast Keith...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Push for Bears Ears monument marks latest Western land fight

BLANDING, Utah – Laminated sheets of paper held in place by rocks rest inside ancient cliff dwellings nestled underneath a spectacular red rock overhang in southeastern Utah. “Don’t erase the...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Meetings review new options for cheatgrass and goatgrass

The Mancos Conservation District will hold a series of informative meetings this week to introduce a new option to help control cheatgrass, jointed goatgrass and medusa head weeds known as MB 906....

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Drones give conservationists an aerial edge

Imagine this: You’ve spent all day trudging up Windom Peak in the high, hot summer sun, and finally, you’ve summited your first Fourteener. And then, with taunting ease, a drone buzzes by. For...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Mancos Conservation District hosting work meeting

The Mancos Conservation District will host a local work group meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 11 at the district office, 604 Bauer Ave. This meeting will focus on identifying community issues...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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How do candidates differ on conservation?

When it comes to conservation, energy, and many other issues, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has been a lot of hat and not much cattle. But last week his son, Donald Trump Jr., offered some...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Mancos Conservation District offering irrigation workshop

The Mancos Conservation District will offer two workshops on irrigation water management next month. The first class will take place June 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 28490 Road N west of Cortez,...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news