McPhee Reservoir boat ramp will open Saturday

The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District will open the main McPhee boat ramp to motorized vessels on Saturday. Hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until May 1, then 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Motorized...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to host public scoping meetings for new monument plans in Utah

The Bureau of Land Management will host four public scoping meetings as part of the land-use planning for Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scoping...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches updated purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched its integrated purchasing system, a one-stop shop for CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cortez residents wins esteemed El Pomar award

Chuck McAfee, of Cortez, on Monday was the inaugural recipient of El Pomar’s Award for Leadership and Service for his commitment to Lewis, Colorado, and Southwest Colorado, demonstrated by his...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear takes a swim in McPhee Reservoir

First, the bears came down from the hills for the food. Now, they seem to be coming for the drink. During a summer of bear sightings in Dolores, Cortez, Mancos and Durango, a bear now has been...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the prehistory of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners will launch Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from the park. “Mesa Verde Voices”...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homecoming parade planned for Mancos Principal Cathy Epps

A homecoming parade for Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps will take place about 4 p.m. Friday. For the past several weeks, Epps has been at Craig Hospital in Denver recovering from a Jan. 2...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County dog shot after killing neighbor’s goats

A white husky killed three goats and left three others so injured they had to be put down before the owner of the goats was forced to kill the dog last week in Montezuma County. The dogs owner,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country plans luminaria event

Mesa Verde National Park canceled its annual luminaria event, but the show will go on in Dolores on Dec. 8. Mesa Verde Country will host a Luminaria Night celebration at the Anasazi Heritage Center...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased Colorado tourism attributed to national marketing

The Colorado Tourism Office credits its national marketing campaign for a 34.2 percent increase in overall traveler spending in 2015 and an increase in spending from visitors outside the West. The...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County starts fire ban in wake of Sage Hen blaze

Firefighters continued Monday to mop up hot spots and cut down brush at the 180-acre wildfire that erupted Saturday afternoon in the Sage Hen area of McPhee Reservoir. The fire was expected to be...

DATE: June 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews mop up hot spots after Sage Hen Fire erupts at McPhee Reservoir

A wildfire that erupted Saturday afternoon in the Sage Hen area of McPhee Reservoir was between 50 and 60 percent contained by 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a U.S. Forest Service official....

DATE: June 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News