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Crow Canyon Archaeological Center near Cortez has weighed in against proposed changes to national monuments, including Bears Ears in Southeast Utah.

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A draft memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to President Trump on national monuments is drawing scrutiny from political leaders after it surfaced Monday.

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The playground at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores has been an emotional topic of discussion after the Dolores Town Board voted to close the structure on September 11th, citing safety reasons.

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The decision by the Dolores Town Board to close a popular playground in Joe Rowell Park has raised questions about the town’s obligation to maintain the state-funded site. The Ron Kotarski Memorial Playground was built in 2001, utilizing a $100,000 grant from the Great Outdoors Colorado program and considerable volunteer labor. On Monday, the town board voted to close the playground for safety reasons, saying some of its wooden components are splintering and rotting.

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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is joining 15 other state attorneys general nationwide in a lawsuit challenging the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, immigration program. The program lets young immigrants brought here illegally by their parents remain in the country and find employment. President Trump announced Tuesday he will phase out DACA over six months while giving Congress the opportunity to develop a legislative substitute. The Albuquerque Journal reports the lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in New York.

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