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Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla, Cortez City Manager Shane Hale, and avid cyclist Dani Gregory will ride the Phil’s World Trail for an hour with Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on Thursday.


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A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service erred when it excluded Colorado from critical habitat for the threatened Canada lynx.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering doubling the cost of in-state fishing and hunting licenses to help deal with what it calls “substantial budget shortfalls.”

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The Ute Mountain Housing Authority will receive more than $870,000 from the state Department of Local Affairs for a housing project in Towaoc on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.

The 11-unit project is for tribal members and other residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and earning less than 30 percent of area median income. Another project in Southwest Colorado, a 12-unit rental development in Silverton, was awarded $305,000. The awards were among eight affordable-housing grants totaling more than $9 million announced Thursday by DOLA’s Division of Housing.

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The Democratic challenger for Colorado’s Third Congressional District seat, Gail Schwartz, met with about 30 supporters Wednesday in Cortez. Schwartz, a former state senator from Crested Butte, said a key way she differs from incumbent Scott Tipton of Cortez is regarding public-lands management. She said federal public lands should remain with the United States government rather than being transferred to the states. Schwartz said sportspersons are supporting her because she doesn’t want to “sell off” the lands.

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In May, the state of New Mexico filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the August 2015 Gold King Mine spill. Now, New Mexico is suing the state of Colorado.

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The Colorado Water Plan seeks to address the growing population of Colorado and the ever-increasing demands on our water supply. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Kate Greenberg from the National Young Farmers Coalition about the implementation of the Colorado Water Plan and its implications for agriculture in our part of the state.

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It appears there will be five Republican candidates vying for the chance to challenge Democratic incumbent U. S. Senator Michael Bennet.

This week, Denver judges issued rulings in separate cases that allowed hopefuls Jon Keyser and Ryan Frazier to make Colorado’s June 28th primary ballot. They will join Robert Blaha, Jack Graham, and Darryl Glenn. In Montezuma County, there are no local candidates running in the primary.


A Colorado Supreme Court decision has resulted in the suspension of energy-impact assistance grants – funds that are relied on by communities large and small throughout the state.