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Farmington sets up Christmas tree recycling program

The city of Farmington’s Clean and Beautiful program will begin its annual Christmas tree recycling program Dec. 25. The city has been recycling Christmas trees for the last 18 years, said Debbie...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Lauren Boebert to challenge Electoral College vote

Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert intends to kick off her tenure by stepping into political controversy when she arrives in Washington. The Republican who will represent the Western Slope and...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Treehouse gives parents a break during pandemic

The rock wall, kitchen set and slide at the Community Treehouse in Bayfield offer more than just a play space for kids – the Treehouse offers parents an antidote to isolation. The Community...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are tiny homes an affordable housing solution for high-priced La Plata County?

For Sandra Brooks, living in a tiny home was an easy, affordable way to spend her retirement. “I wanted a place I felt I could live the rest of my life,” said Brooks, a resident at Escalante...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chevron boosts San Juan College inclusion, bridge programs

FARMINGTON – San Juan College got a boost for its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Program and will now be able to create a program to support students majoring in fields of science, technology,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Landscape expert offers tips for sustainable gardening in Southwest Colorado

It’s not too soon to start thinking about next year’s garden – particularly when it comes to creating an environmentally sustainable space. Ross Shrigley, executive director of Plant Select,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, Ignacio basketball preach patience through season delays

With a veteran nucleus expected to return, Josh Kitchen knows his Bayfield High School girls basketball team has the necessary tools to, at the very least, continue the program’s upward rebuild...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

How Colorado’s unemployed influenced the federal coronavirus relief bill

Last-minute changes to the federal relief plan passed late Monday aren’t as rosy on unemployment as some had hoped when the proposal made its way through Congress last week. But the new plan would...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hackers target – but fail to scam – local fire district

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District was recently the target of a scam that’s spreading across the state, but quick actions Thursday morning nipped the scheme in the bud. Chief Bruce Evans...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna soup kitchen offers holiday cheer

The Christmas meal provided by Manna soup kitchen meant a lot to Eric Stickle, who is watching every penny trying to keep afloat through February, when he can leave the Budget Inn and begin his...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico agency calls for better emissions rules

The New Mexico Environment Department is pushing for revised rules for emissions after the department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a flyover of the Permian and San Juan...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Small Colorado mountain counties plan mass testing

With the thermometer well below zero, cars full of Crested Butte residents lined up on a private air strip starting at 7 a.m. last week to stick swabs up their noses. While that doesn’t sound like...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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