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The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., needs maintenance work to ensure the national monument doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin. The Natio...

National parks face $12B backlog

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion-dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for...

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A whopper of a winter

As of Wednesday, snowpack levels for 2016 in the Dolores River Basin are 150 percent of median for snow-water equivalent.

The total 2015 precipitation data for Cortez was...

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Power outage in Dolores

Electricity service was knocked out for 640 homes in Dolores after a delivery truck struck a pole, breaking a major circuit east of Joe Rowell Park.

The power loss...


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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