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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say

BLUFF — Could the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah be overturned or decreased in size by the Trump administration? Utah legislators and the San Juan County Commission are urging...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Why are fire seasons longer? People.

Over three months in 2016, the Soberanes fire burned 132,127 acres of central California’s coast, blazing through dry swaths of dense chaparral, mixed hardwood timber and redwoods. Costing $260...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Conditions improve for Spring Creek Basin mustangs

A new water catchment system and birth-control dart program have stabilized the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd in Disappointment Valley. Today, a manageable 62 wild mustangs roam the...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Opposition to methane rule faces resistance, heavy schedule

More than two weeks ago, House Republicans rejected a 2016 Bureau of Land Management rule designed to reduce the methane that oil and gas companies send into the atmosphere or burn up in flares....

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Southwest Farm Fresh co-hosting two workshops in Mancos

The Southwest Farm Fresh Cooperative is co-hosting two workshops in February for beginning and expanding farmers and ranchers in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office, Rocky Mountain Farmers...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two wildfire mitigation awards given in Southwest Colorado

For The Journal FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced that Rebecca Samulski, assistant director of FireWise , and Jim Tencza, Neighborhood Ambassador for Timberdale Ranch in La Plata County,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Resolution to end stream protection rule heads to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to approve a joint resolution disapproving of the stream protection rule. The Interior Department’s rule barred coal mining companies from dumping...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores Water Conservancy reports on mussel control plan

Ken Curtis, of the Dolores Water Conservancy District, spoke to the Cortez City Council during a Tuesday workshop on the latest efforts to keep invasive mussels out of McPhee Reservoir. Zebra and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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In Canada, a move to protect data from Trump

On a Saturday morning in December, Henry Warwick trudged through the slushy streets of Toronto, Canada, to attend an event at the University of Toronto’s towering Robarts Library. He took the...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Election roundup: What happened in the West?

Big-ticket issues — from marijuana legalization to healthcare, carbon taxes to minimum wage — and key House and Senate races took center stage on Western state ballots this election. The region...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Device will monitor Mancos air quality

Environmental officials installed an E-BAM air quality monitor near Western Excelsior on the southwest side of Mancos on Wednesday. The device will collect data for two weeks in order to give town...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news