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The Montezuma County Commissioners cut contributions to several organizations from the county's 2018 General Fund to which they had contributed in the past.

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Following intense wildfires across the West this summer, an environmental group has released a study saying such fires are no more likely on federal public lands than state lands.

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Lightning has sparked a wildfire on Bureau of Land Management lands east of Dove Creek. According to a release, the fire was discovered Saturday burning in steep, rugged terrain covered in piñon and juniper. Fire crews were working on the ground to suppress the blaze and a helicopter was providing water drops. The fire was zero percent contained as of Monday afternoon, the most recent information available.

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Controlled burns may be the only way to fight the spread of chronic wasting disease among deer and elk.

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Firefighters are working to suppress the East Rim Fire on public lands northeast of Dove Creek. The lightning-sparked blaze reached 250 acres Wednesday and was burning near the Dolores River Canyon south of the Pyramid formation and east of the river. Fire restrictions on BLM Tres Rios Field Office lands were implemented on Tuesday.

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