Cortez Public Library announces August Storytime lineup

The Cortez Public Library has announced its August lineup for the Raising Readers Storytime program, held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Crow Canyon offers pair of educational tours

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a pair of new educational tours designed to help visitors of all ages enhance and expand upon a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, and to give...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire forces early closure at Wetherill Mesa in Mesa Verde National Park

Firefighters have contained a fire that broke out on Wetherill Mesa, on the west side of Mesa Verde National Park, on Wednesday. Cristy Brown, the park’s public information officer, said in a news...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir fishing abounds in Southwest Colorado

Durango resident Samantha Brow is an avid high-country creek angler, but she tried her skills at Groundhog Reservoir in western Colorado on July 1 and was happy that she did. “We paddled onto the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Annual yoga festival, classes set to start in Telluride

The 11th annual Telluride Yoga Festival will take place Thursday through Sunday. The event will feature 40 world-renowned presenters, 140 yoga classes, conscious music, dynamic speakers, cooking...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado offers $5,000 reward for information on slain mountain goats

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for the public’s help for information related to two mountain goats that were shot and found dead on July 3, about 2.8 miles up the Quandary Peak Trail. On...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire officials draw down personnel after ‘soaking’ rains

Rain in the San Juan Mountains continued to put down the Burro Fire east of Dolores this weekend, resulting in a gradual drawdown of fire personnel and an increase in the level of containment. As...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health board OKs management agreement

Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of Community Hospital Corp. in Cortez, has announced a five-year management agreement with Southwest Health System. Management...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

New exhibit at Dolores museum

A new exhibit, “From Krakow to Castle Rock: Jagiellonian University’s Archaeological Investigations within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument,” will open Saturday at Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Containment crews stay ahead of creeping Burro Fire

Warm, dry weather and low fuel moisture continue to feed the Burro Fire, which has grown 141 acres since Monday. An infrared mapping flight about 8:17 p.m. Tuesday showed the fire was at 4,578...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows northwest toward Colorado Highway 145

The Burro Fire grew by about 135 acres over the weekend, reaching a total of 4,437 acres in the Bear Creek Canyon area. On Saturday, the fire showed growth along its northwestern, southwestern,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ridgway State Park swim beach closed; boat ramp open

Because of an unusually dry winter and a paltry spring run-off, the water level is very low at the reservoir at Ridgway State Park, prompting officials to close the swim beach. The sand area will...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News