A bridge closure scheduled for Sunday, October 30 through Monday, November 7th will only affect a one-mile section on the westernmost end of Highway 184 near the intersection to Highway 491, according to Colorado Department of Transportation spokesperson Lisa Schwantes. Crews will be replacing a bridge over Narraguinnep Canal for that week.
A small geyser seemed to erupt from the intersection of Pinyon, Maple and North streets in Cortez on Friday night. This was not geothermal activity, but rather a large break in a city water main.
Cortez City Manager Shane Hale said the 10-inch water main broke on Friday evening. Police and construction crews worked together to detour traffic around the street, and the utility workers patched the pipe later that night. The line was fully repaired by Saturday.
The Navajo Nation government has reaffirmed its opposition to Utah’s Public Lands Initiative, a federal bill intended to thwart the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County, Utah.
Wednesday’s auction of state trust lands in Utah netted $5.5 million for schools and other trust beneficiaries, but drew concern from conservationists, hunters, and others concerned about public access to the newly privatized parcels.
Author and wilderness advocate Terry Tempest Williams and her husband are voicing disappointment over the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to reject their offer for oil and gas leases at the agency’s quarterly lease sale in Utah last February.