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In-stream flow rights offer alternative to federal water claims

Colorado in-stream flow rights are seen by state water officials as a possible way to resolve U.S. Forest Service reserve water right claims filed back in 1973.

Four streams in the San Juan National Forest, including Vallecito Creek, are being looked at as relatively non-controversial ways...

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Autumn arrives, sheep heading south

Bayfield Heritage Days and Sheep Trailing, the area's celebration of autumn and our rural heritage, is set for Saturday.

Events begin at...

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The Brown family will move about 2,000 ewes and lambs Saturday morning from County Road 501 across the highway and down County Road 521 for Bayfield Heritage Day.

Opinion

  • Vote no new taxes; vote no on Amendment 69

    Amendment 69 is not all it's cracked up to be.

    We are being told this government pay health care system will be good for all Colorado residents.

    We can't know what the benefits will be because the "board" (that doesn't exist yet) will decide later. When I say "board" what I should say is a group of 21 people with no required...
  • Assessor: Land values up, gas valuations remain weak

    Like a prospectus for the current year, the La Plata County abstract is mostly set for 2016 and will apply to taxes to be collected in 2017.

    Colorado assessors are still on the 2014 level of appraisal value due to the state appraisal cycle, and these numbers represent changes using actual value in 2014 dollars throughout the county as...
  • Colo. Medical Society opposes Amendment 69

    After extensive discussion, a statewide survey of Colorado physicians and a formal review by a special task force, the board of directors of the Colorado Medical Society voted to oppose Amendment 69.

    Physicians know there are many problems with the current health care system that they and their patients know all too well, but Amendment...