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More than 9 pounds of processed marijuana and $20,000 in cash were reportedly found in the room of a 20-year-old Cortez man, Samuel Gordon, who was shot to death early Tuesday in La Plata County.

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With McPhee Reservoir rising about a half-foot a day, reservoir managers are planning a "boating spill" starting Thursday or Friday, June 5th or 6th.

Friends of Cedar Mesa Website (Google Earth imagery)

A square mile of state-owned land six miles west of Bluff, Utah, on scenic Comb Ridge will apparently be put up for auction in October.

Supporters of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah are denouncing a fake news release, flier, and letter that have popped up in public places in San Juan County.

GMOs safe to eat...But?

May 25, 2016

Jeff Pope and I have produced the Ag Markets and More program for over a decade. When we envisioned the program, we initially modeled it on the format of early morning and noontime farm programs that I listened to while growing up in the rural Midwest. Those programs gave farmers, and ranchers in the West, up to date market reports, weather and news that affected their lives and businesses.

 

Mancos Running for Colorado Arts Designations

May 25, 2016
Mancos Creative District

The town of Mancos may see an influx of grant money and state support for the arts if selected for two artistic development initiatives.

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The Navajo Nation is reiterating its official support for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument despite opposition from some Navajo tribal members in San Juan County, Utah.

At a community event May 18th, Navajo council delegates issued a statement supporting an inter-tribal effort to persuade President Obama to take executive action to create the monument. Delegates said Bears Ears represents an importance piece of Diné history as the birthplace of their leader, Chief Manuelito, and that it faces constant threats, including desecration of cultural sites. 

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The Montezuma County commissioners are moving forward with plans to provide broadband countywide, but have not decided whether to ask voters for a sales tax to pay for its construction or for other services jeopardized by an expected revenue shortfall.

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Hantavirus is showing up in the Four Corners area again this spring, which can be dangerous for farmers and others who are cleaning out barns and out buildings. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Craig Manning from the Centers For Disease Control’s virology department about the signs and symptoms of a hantavirus infection, and ways to stay safe and prevent being infected.

Montezuma County Website

Construction of the new Montezuma County combined courthouse may begin nearly on schedule, despite cost concerns.

 

 

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