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A hundred people marched, chanting, around Cortez’s City Park Sunday afternoon to show solidarity with protesters battling a pipeline in North Dakota.


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Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla continues to suggest that wildlife officials moved a golden eagle’s nest onto the Phil’s World mountain biking area. The Bureau of Land Management is considering a trail expansion in that area.

 


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Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla stated at Monday’s Commissioner meeting that Colorado Parks and Wildlife moved a golden eagle’s nest to the Phil’s World Bike trail area.


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Montezuma County Commission Chair Larry Don Suckla stated at Monday’s Commissioner meeting that Colorado Parks and Wildlife moved a golden eagle’s nest to the Phil’s World Bike trail area. He said state officials brought the nest from Granath Mesa near Dolores to an area proposed for trail expansion, and that the nest now “has an effect” on trail development.


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Construction on the North Dakota Access oil pipeline is at a standstill. Last Friday, the federal government withdrew its construction permits for a portion of the pipeline that would pass under the Missouri River and possibly impact Native American graves and sacred sites.

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The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments until September 15th on a proposed doubling of the popular Phil’s World trail system east of Cortez.

 


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Tuesday is primary election day across the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily-Times reports voters will be choosing among candidates for chapter officials, school-board members, and other positions. 

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The president of the Navajo Nation has vetoed a bill that would have put a question on the November ballot asking whether the tribe’s 110 chapters should be consolidated into 24 regional governments over a four-year period.


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Rico Town Manager Mike England has been terminated, effective immediately.


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Fifty-five percent of Utah voters favor making the Bears Ears area in San Juan County a national monument.


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