Mancos Conservation District to offer hands-on learning at Ag Expo

This weekend, a technician from the Mancos Conservation District will join farmers and ranchers at the Four States Ag Expo to teach kids about water and soil. Patrick Clements, who has been helping...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans group gets busy this weekend with beekeeper workshop

After slowing down in 2017, the Veterans Homestead Project, a nonprofit focused on training veterans in regenerative agriculture, plans to ramp up its educational offerings this year. The first in...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oxbow Park brims with wildlife, including returning birds, study shows

Year after year, the same black-headed grosbeak returns from Mexico to the Oxbow Park and Preserve, where he’s been netted three times as part of a study of birds at the site near the northern city...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small donations add up to help forest health in Southwest Colorado

A few extra dollars can go a long way toward protecting forests of the San Juan Mountains. This year, Purgatory Resort and Hermosa Tours, a mountain bike tour company, will take part in the...

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

Mining claim in Weminuche Wilderness donated as open space

A 10-acre mining claim in the Weminuche Wilderness will now be protected as open space. According to Amy Schwarzbach, executive director of La Plata Open Space Conservancy , members of the Alder...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council delays date new energy code goes into effect

The Durango City Council changed the date builders will need to abide by a more stringent energy conservation Tuesday night. On a split vote, councilors delayed the date the 2015 International...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property in Falls Creek faces uncertain future

Have you ever enjoyed the serene view from atop Falls Creek Falls, sitting beside the cascading waterfall, looking out on the lush, pastoral Animas Valley? If you answered “yes,” whether knowingly...

DATE: Nov. 1, 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

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 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado lawmakers eye changes to conservation easement program

DENVER – An audit of the Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program found the Division of Real Estate was failing to meet statutory obligations and was spending money it didn’t have without clearly...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Western Leaders Network hosts launch party Thursday

Western Leaders Network, a group created by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, is hosting a launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday at Eno Wine and Coffee Bar, 723 East Second Ave. High tea and...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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