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San Juan National Forest users can expect new fees, campground closures

The San Juan National Forest’s recreational budget has declined 50 percent over the past decade, and that’s caused the agency to make tough decisions about what’s worth saving. “It is obvious we...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bears Ears Monument Timeline

Protecting the ecological and archaeological values of the Bears Ears region in southeast Utah has a long history that began more than a century ago. On Dec. 28, President Barack Obama designated...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Inspection finds several ‘deficiencies’ at Hesperus Ski Area

During an unannounced inspection in February, the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board identified 20 deficiencies at Hesperus Ski Area, which is expected to remain closed until mid-March to...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Southwestern Water hears proposals for Dryside irrigation

Options to pump Animas River water to Redmesa for irrigation were recently floated to the Southwestern Water Conservation District, though none of the projects have funding. The proposals would...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Charges pending in rear-end crash that killed motorcyclist

A Durango woman suspected of rear-ending a motorcyclist and killing him last month on Colorado Highway 3 told police she smoked marijuana 5½ hours before the crash. No charges have been filed...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Attorney general offers blessing on hospital fee

DENVER – Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Monday offered a legal blessing to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to proceed with restructuring a hospital fee. The news offered a slight...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Western Colorado officials voice support for new methane rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders from western Colorado expressed their support during a conference call on Tuesday for a proposed federal rule to help limit flaring, venting and leaking of methane...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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State raising funds for aging SW Colorado highways

As Southwest Colorado’s highways age, the state is looking to raise more money for construction. About 88 percent of regional highways are within 10 years of coming to an end of having acceptable...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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CBI gives details in Cox case

District Attorney Will Furse alleges that Cox committed second-degree perjury, false reporting to authorities and second-degree misconduct in relation to two separate incidents that occurred in...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Residential designs unveiled for Calkins Building

Last week, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 board members got a glimpse of a proposal to transform the historic Calkins Building into a residential facility. Superintendent Alex Carter unveiled an artist’s...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hopes for Dolores rafting season drying up

Like an injured wolf starving for a meal, the famed Snaggletooth Rapid below McPhee dam whimpers for a healing rush of water to once again show off its whitewater fangs.Its last feast of boaters...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Southern Utes contest accusations of retaliation against whistleblower

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe responded to claims it threatened retaliation against “whistleblowers,” asserting that the federal employees played a major role in gross mismanagement of the tribe’s...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news