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Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the Upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were at 1,000 cubic feet per second as of Sunday. Below McPhee Dam, a 60-day...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Durango’s After Prom: A cool, safe party

I don’t know about you, but my after-prom nights (1990, ’91) are cringe-worthy memories best left to the history books. And with drinking responsible for more than 4,500 deaths among young people...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Fly-fishing festival to be held March 31, April 1

Duranglers Flies and Supplies will hold its annual fly-fishing festival in anticipation of the 2017 season. The two-day event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Conservationists: Wild Jaguars can make U.S. comeback

PHOENIX – Conservationists are making another push to get federal wildlife officials to devote more resources to the re-establishment of wild jaguars in the U.S. Only three jaguars have been seen...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Learn to hunt turkeys in April

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer a free turkey-hunting seminar from 3 to 6:30 p.m. April 21 at the Archuleta County Extension Center in Pagosa Springs, 398 Lewis St. Mentored turkey hunts...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Southwestern Water Conservation District to hold annual seminar

Southwestern Water Conservation District will hold its 35th annual water seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 7 at the DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio. The theme will be “solving the...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Bayfield woman teaches herd dog clinics at Ag Expo

CORTEZ – Mia Stovall has been training dogs to herd farm animals for much of her life, and this year she passed on some of her knowledge to attendees at the Four States Agricultural Exposition at...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Order seedlings now for delivery in April

The Colorado State Forest Service and the La Plata Conservation District are accepting applications until April 3 for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs grown at the Fort...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Solar Barn Raising to hold meetings about power systems

Local nonprofit Solar Barn Raising will offer informational meetings about solar power at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Mancos Public Library, 211 E. First St., and 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Fort Lewis College to hold hops workshop at Pine River Library

​Fort Lewis College with support from the Colorado Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop program will hold the “What’s Hop’n” workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Pine River...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Reservation rescues: Steven Sable saved a dog, found life’s mission

Phoenix photographer Steven Sable was traveling through the vast expanse of the Navajo Nation when he pulled over about eight miles south of Page, Arizona, to take a picture of what he thought was...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life

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Manaugh students build apple orchard in Cortez

Students at Manaugh Elementary School broke ground on a 19-tree apple orchard at the school Monday. The orchard is the first part of a Montezuma School to Farm Project effort that also will include...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest life