BLM: Solving wild horse problem will take $5 billion, 15 years

RENO, Nev. — It will take $5 billion and 15 years to get an overpopulation of wild horses under control on federal lands across the West, the acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain of tires being shredded at landfill

A tire collection and recycling program at the Montezuma County landfill has been successful. More than 26,000 tires were brought to the landfill by hundreds of residents as part of an effort to...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Take a Boater Farming’ brings Dolores River stakeholders together

The Dolores River is the lifeblood of Montezuma County – and has a whole host of stakeholders, including boaters, farmers and recreationists. In recognition of this, the Dolores River Boating...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Kokanee spawn is less than expected on Dolores River

Few kokanee salmon will be available for the public fish giveaway in Dolores at 3 p.m. Oct. 24 because of a weak spawn up the Dolores River, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. However, there...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS football team shows heart during lopsided loss to Bayfield

One day after a lighting malfunction at Panther Stadium delayed its game against Bayfield High School by 16 hours, the Montezuma-Cortez High School football team took its home field Saturday, Oct....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Canyons of Ancients monument seeks volunteers

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is hosting a volunteer appreciation luncheon on October 20 at the museum and visitor’s from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be information on opportunities to...

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

Concerns raised about research arm built into 2018 farm bill

Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the wisdom of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to relocate research programs within a massive agricultural funding bill. Every five years, Congress...

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

‘Theatre of the Absurd’ takes stage in Cortez

The “Theatre of the Absurd” came to Cortez last week, with a couple of one-act plays at the Sunflower Theatre. The two plays were performed jointly Oct. 11-13. One was Edward Albee’s “The Zoo...

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

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

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