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County hopes to display antique equipment

The Montezuma County road department has some antiquated equipment, and they’d like to show off the old technology to the public. Road superintendent Rob Englehart presented various construction...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear-resistant trash cans become the law in Dolores

To protect people and bears, the Dolores Town Board passed an emergency ordinance Monday requiring bear-resistant trash containers for all residents and businesses in town. Since the beginning of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kinder Morgan will stop claiming disputed tax deduction

Following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling, Kinder Morgan has informed Montezuma County that it will stop claiming a contested tariff deduction on its tax filings, county assessor Leslie Bugg said...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde migration to New Mexico gets new evidence

To help prove that cliff dwellers of Mesa Verde National Park migrated south to the Rio Grande pueblos in New Mexico during the late 13th century, researchers turned to an unlikely source: ancient...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Conservation easement protects Mancos elk ranch

The Colorado adage “I’d rather see a cow than a condo” applies to a new conservation easement in the Mancos Valley, but in this case, it relates to elk, too. The 225-acre Schultz Elk and Cattle...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Mesa Verde reports increase in vandalism, graffiti

Mesa Verde National Park reports increased graffiti along public trails and overlooks and is using social media to raise awareness of the problem. Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer said recently...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Public to review Rico-West Dolores plan again

The public comment period for the long-debated Rico-West Dolores Travel Management Plan ends Aug. 20, and the San Juan National Forest is hoping that the third time is a charm. The plan’s...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores celebrates Escalante Days and Nights

“Where the Wild Still Lives: The Great Dolores Outdoors” is the theme of this year’s Escalante Days and Nights on Aug. 11-12. The hometown festival celebrates Dolores’ pioneer roots and continues...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Boggy Draw trails near Dolores explore landscape

Dolores is famous for its easy-access trails in the adjacent San Juan National Forest, and now there is a plan to add trails and connectors. The proposed Horse Camp, McNeil, String Bean and Nth...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Cortez man earns citizenship through work, patience

Gustavo A. Casillas’ journey to Cortez is an American success story. The owner of Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Cortez immigrated to the U.S. in 2002 from the small town of Juchitlan,...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores River gets a D- by Conservation Colorado

In a river report card released Thursday, Conservation Colorado gave the Dolores River a D-minus based on low flows below McPhee Dam. The environmental group says improved dam management is needed...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hearty meals continue at Lewis crossroads

Walking into Bubba’s – the new family restaurant at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 491 and Colorado Highway 184 – one notices delicious aromas wafting from the kitchen into a clean and spacious...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food