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Public comment sought on Dolores timber project

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a plan to harvest timber north of Dolores. The Salter Vegetation Management Project proposes a combination of actions that includes logging...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chronic wasting disease found in Colorado’s Four Corners

For the first time, chronic wasting disease in deer has been found in the Four Corners area after testing was done during the 2020 hunting season, reports the Colorado Department of Parks and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores sees first applicant for marijuana store

The marijuana gold rush anticipated after Dolores voters approved the business has not sparked up as expected. Just one applicant filed by the initial Feb. 5 deadline to start a retail marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County moves to Level Yellow

Montezuma County has moved to the less restrictive Level Yellow category after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment revamped the COVID-19 Dial last week. Level Yellow is...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect delays on Colorado 145 as boulder blasting continues

Travelers should expect traffic delays Monday on Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores. Crews will perform blasting operations beginning about 10 a.m., which will result in a 30-minute to 1-hour...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Boulder blasted apart on Colorado 145

A rockfall has slowed traffic on Colorado Highway 145 between Dolores and Rico, east of the small community of Stoner. The boulder landed in the southbound lane at mile marker 27, not far from the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on U.S. Highway 160 near Mancos causes injury

Rescue crews responded to a two-vehicle crash Thursday on U.S. Highway 160 west of Mancos. The crash, reported at 12:25 p.m., involved an Escalade SUV and a Silver Dodge pickup pulling a gooseneck...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter recovering in Southwest Colorado, but intense drought lingers

A shot of winter weather has put Southwest Colorado in contention for a normal snow year, but La Niña could get in the way. Recent snowfall put Cortez precipitation near the 30-year average for...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area closes lift pending better winter weather

Warm and snow-free weather has forced Hesperus Ski Area to suspend ski lift service a week after opening on Jan. 28. Lift service will reopen when there is additional snowfall and lower daytime...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan seeks permit for Pleasant View injection well

Kinder Morgan CO2 Co. is requesting a renewal permit from the Environmental Protection Agency for an underground waste injection well southwest of Pleasant View. The company injects produced water...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County requests landowner remove gate across road

Montezuma County commissioners claim a locked gate across County Road Y is illegal, and are working toward reopening the road. The road crosses private land and Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus Ski Area opens for season

Recent snowstorms and pandemic precautions allowed Hesperus Ski Area to open for the 2021 season Thursday. The 60-acre resort, on U.S. Highway 160 between Mancos and Durango, has an 18-inch base...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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