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Lines have been drawn over a Master Leasing Plan being considered by the Bureau of Land Management that would dictate where oil and gas development wo...

Where to put 3,000 new gas wells in Southwest Colorado?

For some, it’s obvious: Why wouldn’t you meticulously plan the location of a predicted 3,000 new oil and gas wells to protect natural lands like Mesa Verde National Park and Phil’s World mountain...

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Dolores to help board patrol horses

The Dolores town board agreed to help out the Montezuma County sheriff’s plan to patrol on horseback.

The town voted to allow stables to be constructed next to the...

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Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

Pope Francis is kicking off his first trip to Mexico with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with...

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Local students named to dean’s list at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College recently released its dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. The following local students took at least 15 credits of gradable hours and achieved a...

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Snow a boon for farmers

Before reading further, knock on wood.

Based on current snowpack levels in the Dolores Basin, McPhee Reservoir will fill enough to meet full water allocations for area...

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