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Mancos farm’s agritourism plan needs further review

A proposal by Green Table Farm near Mancos to hold events hit a snag in the Montezuma County Planning Commission on Sept. 14. Farm owner Tyler Hoyt is seeking a high-impact permit and special-use...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water dragon feeds Pleasant View farm

A Pleasant View farmer is testing a new type of drip-irrigation system that attaches to a center-pivot sprinkler. The High Desert Conservation District has teamed up with farmer Brian Wilson and...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Yucca House monument expansion gets county approval

A long-standing access issue at Yucca House National Monument is one step closer to being resolved. Montezuma County commissioners have agreed to support a key land donation to the monument so the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nature Center completes conservation easement

The Nature Center at Butler Corner, north of Dolores, will be preserved thanks to a recently completed conservation easement with the Montezuma Land Conservancy. The 263-acre property features...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Additional parking lot proposed for Sand Canyon trailhead

Many locals and visitors have experienced a madding crowd at the Sand Canyon trailhead parking lot during peak use. Now, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has a preliminary plan to add a...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Classic race cars to stop in Telluride, Dolores, Ridgway

The popular Colorado Grand tour will again swing through Southwest Colorado, allowing the public to marvel at vintage race cars at stops in Telluride, Dolores and Ridgway on Sept. 13-14. Check out...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeological Conservancy offers tours of Yellow Jacket ruin

Public tours are being offered of a little-known ancient village at the head of Yellow Jacket Canyon. The Archaeological Conservancy, based in Albuquerque, owns the private Yellow Jacket Pueblo...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Flutist performs duet with nature, ruins

A flutist from New Mexico is recording a soundtrack for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument as part of an artist-in-residence program. Bonnie Schmader is an accomplished flute and harp...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

UPDATE: Boggy Draw fire outside Dolores grows

A low-intensity wildfire discovered Tuesday in the Boggy Draw area has grown to 40 acres, and a containment plan has been implemented, according to San Juan National Forest officials. The Draw Fire...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde faces $65.7 million in backlogged maintenance

A campaign by the Pew Charitable Trusts is working to raise awareness of eroding infrastructure at national parks – a problem that’s hitting Mesa Verde National Park, which lists more than $65...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Access to McPhee Reservoir improves at Sage Hen

To better accommodate the public, the San Juan National Forest has improved access to McPhee Reservoir from the Sage Hen area west of Dolores. County Road X and side roads that lead to the...

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

Dolores River Festival boosts economy, analysis says

The 2017 Dolores River Festival attracted a large regional crowd and benefited local shops and hotels, according to an economic analysis conducted by Fort Lewis College business students. The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business