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Orchards in Southwest Colorado look promising this year

The apple and peach orchards in Southwest Colorado are blooming late this year, but the delay helped avoid a frost, owners say. A strong crop is expected, thanks to record levels of low-elevation...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez updates open records request policy

The city of Cortez has updated its records policy to comply with Colorado open records law and be more accessible, according to staff. The policy aims to ensure “prompt and equitable service to...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers announced this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple orchard bloom

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain bike riders rule Mesa Verde for 12 hours

Hundreds of mountain bikers flocked to Cortez for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde event Saturday at the famed Phil’s World Mountain Bike Trail. Athletes could compete solo or in teams of four. Tamara...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

BLM launches tip line to report suspicious activity on public lands

The old slogan, “If you see something, say something,” just got a little easier to do for anyone who sees nefarious activities on public lands in Southwest Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management’s...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tri-State lobbying group that fought Clean Air Act dissolves

A lobbying firm that fought environmental protections and received funding from large utilities, such as Tri-State Generation and Transmission, plans to dissolve. Tri-State provides power to...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos residents protest ICE detentions

Around two dozen Mancos residents gathered in front of the local car wash Thursday morning to oppose recent activity by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. The protest comes after...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium mill opponents to hold protest march

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and environmental groups will participate in a 5-mile protest march Saturday to the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. The fourth annual rally and spiritual march...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Council denies settlement recommendation with marijuana shop

The Cortez City Council denied a settlement recommendation with NuVue Pharma LLC, meaning litigation will continue between the city and the marijuana company. The recommendation comes after NuVue...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Semitrailer overturns along U.S. Highway 160/491

A semitrailer overturned along U.S. Highway 160/491 Wednesday afternoon, creating long lines traffic in both directions just north of Towaoc. The crash, around mile marker 30, happened at about...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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