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Durango woman dies, Mancos man injured in motorcycle crash

A 60-year-old Durango woman died and a 64-year-old Mancos man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Colorado Highway 145 near Telluride, according to the San Miguel...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cool, wet weather forecast this week for Montezuma County

Latest weather predictions for the Four Corners show the recent hot, dry spell will snap this week, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Montezuma County includes a chance...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protecting Bears Ears: What are the options?

There are two options for managing public lands in southeast Utah. A national monument The Bears Ears National Monument would cover 1.9 million acres, including, from north to south: the Indian...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluff becomes ground zero for Bears Ears monument

Enthusiastic cheering and booing punctuated public comment during a packed community meeting Saturday in Bluff, Utah, hosted by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to gather input on the proposed Bears...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears Ears proposal draws passionate crowd to Bluff

BLUFF, UTAH — By late morning in Bluff, the line was long, the sun was high, and the anticipation was building. Hundreds of spectators had gathered awaiting an appearance by U.S. Secretary of the...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

House effort to block monuments faces veto threat

House Republicans have passed a spending bill that could block a new national monument in southeastern Utah. But the effort faces a White House veto threat. Republican Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeological center calls for protection for Bears Ears

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced on Friday that it supports increased protection for the Bears Ears area, a day before U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other high-ranking...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s blotter

Saturday, July 2 5:41 p.m. : A deputy advised a host at the House Creek Campground at McPhee Reservoir that he was not authorized to reach into an ATV and take keys from its ignition, even though...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

Cyclists donate funds to study Phil’s World expansion

To move the ball forward on a 10-year dream for expanded trails at Phil’s World, the Southwest Colorado Cycling Association is digging into its wallet. The group has donated $5,000 to the local BLM...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Cortez council approves marijuana, planning ordinances

Cortez City Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved on first reading an ordinance extending the permitted hours of operation for marijuana stores. The permitted hours will be from 8 a.m. to...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners struggle to control noxious weeds

Noxious weeds have found a quick way to disperse their seeds throughout Montezuma County — irrigation ditches and canals. “They touch every irrigated area of the county,” commissioner Keenan Ertel...

DATE: July 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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