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Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Heavy snowfall expected in Southwest Colorado mountains

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the San Juan Mountains of Western Colorado that includes 8 to 14 inches of snow from 6 a.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Tuesday....

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Why do rural schools struggle to recruit, keep teachers?

Nyibol Bior, an overworked Longmont teacher, applied last April to the rural Dolores School District hoping for a fresh start. But she balked when a job offer as a special education teacher for the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Meteors, blood moon, Mercury's crossing coming to Southwest's sky

Stargazers in Southwest Colorado will start the new year with a glimpse of a meteor shower as the Quadrantids streak through the sky on Thursday and Friday. A super blood moon also is coming in...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grows to 26,370 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has grown to 26,370 acres, the Type 2 Blue Team said. Containment was at 19 percent on Wednesday, compared with an...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Mesa Verde National Park to host traditional Hopi dances

The Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park on June 30 and July 1....

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Burro Fire grows slightly to 3,771 acres; containment drops

The Burro Fire east of Dolores grew this weekend, and crews continued to check containment lines on its northwestern and southern sides. An infrared mapping flight about 10:51 p.m. Saturday showed...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Forest Service plans to close San Juan National Forest to most

The San Juan National Forest plans to close the forest to most entry this week to protect natural resources and public safety because of the fire danger. The closure order is expected to be signed...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Fishing spots available for Colorado's free fishing weekend

Fishing is free this weekend, and in Southwest Colorado, there are dozens of places to go. "Your fishin' is our mission," John Alves, senior aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife's...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Red flag warning issued for Montezuma, La Plata counties

A red flag warning is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday for La Plata and Montezuma counties, where weather conditions are ideal for wildland fires, the National Weather Service said Tuesday....

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Once in a blue moon: viewers see rare lunar eclipse

Sky watchers got a rare sight on Wednesday morning, when the moon appeared over Southwest Colorado as a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse. A supermoon is a moon that appears its...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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