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EPA arrives in Towaoc for asbestos cleanup

Asbestos contamination has forced the Towoac Recreation Center to close and triggered an Environment Protection Agency cleanup. The 30,000-square-foot building in downtown Towaoc was built in 1964....

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Festive furniture builder named Dolores Citizen of the Year

Every Colorado mountain town has that one character who embraces the adventurous spirit and love of community more than usual. And for Dolores that person is Dan Heeney, who was named Citizen of...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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San Juan Coal Co. Mine gets new U.S. review

The U.S. Department of Interior will take another, closer look at an expansion plan for the San Juan Coal Co. Mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Interior Department had faced a 2013 lawsuit filed...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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North Carolina man’s SUV rolls off Mesa Verde cliff

An unattended Land Cruiser that rolled off a cliff Thursday at Mesa Verde National Park was recovered on Friday. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 4 p.m. at the Fire Temple...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores River whitewater release is flowing strong

More than a month of boating conditions are expected on the Lower Dolores River below the dam, McPhee Reservoir managers said in an update on the whitewater schedule. For the next few days, flows...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to kick off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Dolores to open infant-toddler center

The Dolores School District will add infants and toddlers to its student body beginning next school year. The preschool was awarded $25,000 in grants from the Buell Foundation and the Colorado...

DATE: April 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boating season begins early as McPhee Reservoir fills

A boating release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam will begin earlier than expected, water managers announced Monday. A warm March has started the runoff early into McPhee Reservoir, which is...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County Commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News