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10 absolutely fun things to do in Southwest Colorado on Fourth of July

Colorado is cautiously moving forward with reopening professional sports and community spaces like libraries. But the state health department is still encouraging people to hunker down, even for...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charley, a patrol horse, dies: ‘He was a good horse,’ says sheriff

Charley, a mounted patrol horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, has died from illness, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Charley had been sick for several months, Nowlin said, and was being...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy’s horse injures child at Escalante Days

Three injuries were reported at this year’s Escalante Days, including one involving a horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol. About 11:30 a.m., a 4-year-old child was kicked by...

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

Mancos seeks increased access to BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for additional trails and parking lots on public land in the Mancos area. Abut 50 residents attended a community meeting to view maps and get...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park prefers removal of ‘trespass horses’

Mesa Verde National Park is seeking public comment on a plan to remove free-roaming horses and cattle from the park’s interior. Currently, about 80 “trespass horses” and 12 feral cattle roam the...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

San Juan Forest approves 25 miles of trails at Boggy Draw

In the next five years, expect more nonmotorized trails to appear in the Boggy Draw recreation area north of Dolores. A final plan for 25 additional miles of trails was approved by the San Juan...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman creates Four Corners haven for Welsh ponies

Vickie Paxton talks about the ponies on her farm as if they were her children. Each one has an official name on the registry of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America, often long-winded ones...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Forest seeks comments on Boggy Draw trail plan

The Dolores Ranger District is accepting public comments on a preliminary environmental assessment for the Boggy Draw Trails expansion project. The project would add about 25 miles of non-motorized...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Conference for best horse practices in Durango this fall

A new conference will be held this fall in Durango that seeks to highlight “the best equine research and practical horsemanship.” “Think TED talk for horse owners and riders,” said director Maddy...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

‘Western Horseman’ features a La Plata County family

Nothing can beat the sweeping rugged scenery in the Weminuche Wilderness, and seeing it from horseback is a memorable experience. That experience is featured in the February issue of Western...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM official supports development of new Mancos trails

MANCOS – Recreation groups met with federal and local officials last week to push for biking, hiking and horseback trails on three Bureau of Land Management parcels along U.S. Highway 160 north of...

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

Back Country Horsemen to meet Thursday

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. Nonmembers are always welcome. Anyone wishing to learn more about the group...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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