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Bear-resistant trash cans become the law in Dolores

To protect people and bears, the Dolores Town Board passed an emergency ordinance Monday requiring bear-resistant trash containers for all residents and businesses in town. Since the beginning of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kinder Morgan will stop claiming disputed tax deduction

Following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling, Kinder Morgan has informed Montezuma County that it will stop claiming a contested tariff deduction on its tax filings, county assessor Leslie Bugg said...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Dolores River bridge installed near Bedrock

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction have installed the new Dolores River Bridge on Colorado Highway 90, according to a CDOT news release. The precast concrete...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Navajo Code Talker’s life told in film

Sam Sandoval, the last surviving Navajo Code Talker from Shiprock, has much to say about his life, his tribe and justice. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Sandoval said, he enlisted to fight for...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Navajo code talker to speak in Cortez

World War II veteran and Navajo code talker Sam Sandoval will speak Monday at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St., in Cortez. The theater and the Cortez Cultural Center are hosting Sandoval in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Rangers, volunteers confront bear activity in Mesa Verde

Like much of Montezuma County, Mesa Verde National Park has seen more than its share of encounters between bears and humans this summer, and its staff is recruiting volunteers to help. According to...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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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 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Cortez man airlifted to Denver hospital after motorcycle crash

Jonathan Romeo Herald staff writer A 71-year-old Cortez man was airlifted to a Denver hospital on Sunday after riding his motorcycle off a sharp curve and crashing into a ditch. According to...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde reports increase in vandalism, graffiti

Mesa Verde National Park reports increased graffiti along public trails and overlooks and is using social media to raise awareness of the problem. Park Superintendent Cliff Spencer said recently...

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

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Public to review Rico-West Dolores plan again

The public comment period for the long-debated Rico-West Dolores Travel Management Plan ends Aug. 20, and the San Juan National Forest is hoping that the third time is a charm. The plan’s...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bear sightings in Dolores prompt sheriff patrols

Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies are on the alert for bears in downtown Dolores after residents reported seeing one for two consecutive weeks. Residents said they spotted a bear rummaging...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores celebrates Escalante Days and Nights

“Where the Wild Still Lives: The Great Dolores Outdoors” is the theme of this year’s Escalante Days and Nights on Aug. 11-12. The hometown festival celebrates Dolores’ pioneer roots and continues...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News