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FireWise changing name to Wildfire Adapted Partnership

As of Monday, FireWise of Southwest Colorado will change its name to Wildfire Adapted Partnership. The grass-roots organization, which started in 2003 after the Missionary Ridge Fire, received its...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pinon Project plans fun run, games and carnival for Oct. 27

The Piñon Project will kick off its annual Halloween festival Oct. 27 with a Pumpkin Fest featuring the 5K Zombie Run in Montezuma Park. The event will start with a 5K fun run starting off in...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM artist-in-residence plans Canyons of the Ancients presentation

Artist-in-residence Lanny Wagner will give a presentation about night photography at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184 in Dolores....

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

First Southwest Bank helps fund purchase of Western Excelsior facility

First Southwest Bank recently facilitated a loan that allowed S&S Wallwood Inc., the parent company of Aspen Wall Wood of Dolores, to buy the Western Excelsior facility, which burned down in 2017....

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos’ last Grand Summer Nights’ block party of season is Saturday

The Mancos Creative District announces its final Grand Summer Nights of the season on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m. Grand Avenue, in the heart of downtown, will be closed to traffic from Main...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS band seeks musical instrument donations

The Cortez Middle School band is “bursting at the seams” and is looking for donors to help equip the 70 sixth-graders enrolled in Beginning Band. CMS band director Andrew Campo said a third of the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Ranger District seeks input on Lone Pine vegetation project

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on the Lone Pine Vegetation Management Project. The 62,000-acre proposed project area is located east of the Dolores River canyon and west of Forest...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mancos school board discusses school project, policy

Mancos Elementary School’s $25 million expansion project took center stage Monday night at the Mancos School District RE-6 board meeting The playground continues to be delayed, but owner’s...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New firewood harvest area open to the public

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests’ Norwood Ranger District has opened a firewood harvest area on the Uncompahgre National Forest’s Plateau Division. The felled and decked...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

BLM hosts public meetings for Draft Bears Ears National Monument plans

The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service will host three public meetings in Utah as part of the planning process for the Bears Ears National Monument. The draft management plans for...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire grows 400 acres; more robust team takes command

The Bull Draw Fire has grown about 400 acres in the past week and continues to produce smoke visible on the Western Slope. At 7 a.m. Sunday, fire management officers from the Grand Mesa,...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County courthouse wins statewide design award

The American Institute of Architects Colorado honored the architects behind the Montezuma County Combined Courts with a statewide award Sept. 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in Portland,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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