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Birds are dying in dramatic numbers in Southwest Colorado

Migrating birds are dying in staggering and disturbing numbers throughout Southwest Colorado, and researchers are at odds about the reasons why. Reports of widespread bird mortality began in the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County agencies explore ways to support youths during COVID

La Plata County health experts and youth advocates, worried that the COVID-19 pandemic will negatively impact young people’s health, are focusing on connectedness as a possible solution. Whether it...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Library to host Zoom program about Native American sacred places

Pine River Library will host a virtual program with Andrew Gulliford from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Gulliford is a writer, historian and recent recipient of the 2019 Colorado Book Award, with deep...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Driver’s license, credit cards found with missing man at Mesa Verde National Park

Authorities say it appears the human remains found in Mesa Verde National Park do indeed belong to a Texas man who vanished without a trace in 2013 while visiting the park. Montezuma County Coroner...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

At a glance: 11 measures on Colorado’s 2020 ballot

Many voters bristle when it comes time to complete the ballot measures on election cards. The measures can be confusing and require voters to work to make informed decisions. But ballot measures...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Voluntary fishing closures on Southwest Colorado rivers lifted

Voluntary fishing closures on the Animas River and other Southwest Colorado streams put in place in August because of dangerously high water temperatures that posed a risk to fish were lifted...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

There are candidates, then there are other variables that will guide this election

Many people predicted a big news year in 2020 culminating with a presidential election. Little did they realize how distant impeachment of a president would look less than two months before voters...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Enforcement stalls against Ignacio grocer accused of ignoring COVID-19 rules

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio still doesn’t require face coverings, a violation of state law, but local agencies’ enforcement efforts seem to have stalled. In July, La Plata County public health...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Talk about town: Fort Lewis College ranks among top 10 for diversity

U.S. News & World Report ranks Fort Lewis College ninth for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges in its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. The top three liberal arts colleges for campus...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association board fills vacant seat

John Witchel was elected by La Plata Electric Association’s board of directors to fill a seat vacated when Jack D. Turner resigned as a representative in the cooperative’s District 4, which covers...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Slowly, seniors return to exercise classes in Bayfield

Laughter and music echoed through an otherwise empty space at Bayfield’s senior center Wednesday as three women did strength exercises – rare sights and sounds since the center closed in March...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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