Gail in the Garden: The three Rs of gardening

September is the month that schools are back in session and moms breathe a sigh of relief that another summer is past. It’s also the month when the three Rs – reading, writing and ’rithmetic –...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

No better time to prepare your property for wildfires

By Rebecca Samulski Although the smoke in the air this summer has mostly been from distant fires, residents of southwest Colorado are urged to prepare their properties for wildfires that will...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Patients want drugs now, but at what risk?

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Enjoy and preserve the month’s bounty

This is my favorite month, full of a variety of Palisade peaches, Olathe corn, Hatch chilies, Rocky Ford melons and berries, berries, berries. Last night was purely wonderful! My supper consisted...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez man claims ‘illegal sentence’ in child sex case

A Cortez man convicted of attempted child sex assault has argued that the court imposed an “illegal sentence.” In a four-page motion filed in June, public defender Amy R. Smith requested that...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxstrom is charged with attempted murder

A Cortez man will face charges of attempted murder and assault in the alleged shooting of his common-law wife. At a hearing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, Garrett “Ty” Baxstrom, 38, was charged with one...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coalition calls for mining reforms after Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – A coalition of tribes, local governments and environmental groups Tuesday petitioned the federal government to change mining rules to prevent future contamination of drinking and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Insufficient’ planning cited in EPA investigation of Gold King Mine spill

DENVER – An internal investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency into the Gold King Mine spill found that an “insufficient” analysis of water pressure led to the spill. Testing the water...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bush defends self in Colorado

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush at a town hall Tuesday in Englewood, Colo., defended a recent “anchor baby” remark that put him at odds with Asian Americans this week. “My record, not...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans battle over parade route

The smoke has evidently cleared after a battle erupted over the annual Veterans Day Parade in Cortez. The first shots were fired last November when several veterans opted to boycott the parade on...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include "Community Calendar" in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Hiker rescued near Stoner Mesa

An overdue hiker reported missing Aug. 18 was found safe Aug. 21 after an intensive search in the mountains in the Taylor Mesa area east of Stoner. Ron Nurnberg, 71, of Dolores, left his residence...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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