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Sheriff: Marijuana makes Colorado a source for traffickers

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin says an increase in drug trafficking in the area is a result of Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana. "Colorado has become a source state for...

DATE: May 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Four States Ag Expo goes back to 'American Roots'

"American Roots" is the theme of the upcoming Four States Agricultural Expo next week at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Every year the event grows, and this year is no different, said executive...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Lower Dolores River gets impaired status

Colorado has listed 105 miles of the Dolores River between Slick Rock and the Utah state line as an impaired waterway because of high water temperature from chronic low flows. The Water Quality...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

County planners, farmers see opportunity for hemp

CORTEZ - Montezuma County planners entertained a vision of rolling waves of hemp fields as a way to bolster the local economy. A roundtable discussion on the potential of a local hemp market struck...

DATE: March 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: News

Road closures aim to protect wildlife

Winter closures for regional public lands have been enacted. The House Creek road has been closed to motorized traffic beginning Dec. 1 to protect winter wildlife range for elk and deer. Also the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

Mesa Verde's historic visitor center needs tenant

Mesa Verde National Park is struggling with what to do with the old Far View Visitor Center. The circular building with panoramic views was abandoned in 2013 in favor of a new visitor and research...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

CSU researching hemp in secluded test plot

Hidden in a corn field in southwest Colorado is a thriving hemp crop being cultivated by agronomists from Colorado State University. Despite the secrecy, the experiment testing 12 varieties of...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

A Hopi story

A Hopi elder has teamed up with a Colorado writer and a photographer to publish a book about the tribe's rock art and one clan's migration story. "A Hopi Flute Clan Migration Story" offers a rare...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

McPhee gets marina after operator leaves Vallecito

The new McPhee marina was floated into place this week and is expected to open to the public on Saturday. Stan Folsom, of Doc's Outdoor Sports and Recreation, was awarded the commercial marina and...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: News

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