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Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory exploring sale of company

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has hired a financial adviser to explore a sale of the company as it examines options to boost long-term shareholder value. The announcement comes after a multiyear...

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Alpacka Raft finds Mancos fine for manufacturing

Not many manufacturers call small-town America home anymore, but the stars and the development of the packrafting industry seem to have aligned to make Mancos the perfect place for Alpacka Raft....

DATE: July 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire contained north of Towaoc

TOWAOC – A fire fueled by dried brush, grass and cotton from cottonwoods broke out along a grove of trees about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday but was contained within 15 minutes by firefighters from three...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Public Works crews working on ruptured water pipe

A water line ruptured in the Carpenter Natural Area along the walking trail in Cortez about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, cutting water to a number of houses in Cortez and reducing water pressure throughout...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County closes road after avalanche

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 celebrations to light up the region

From rubber duck races in Rico to kids games that include climbing a greased pole and a pig chase in Dove Creek – not to mention barbecues and fireworks at dusk pretty much everywhere – the region...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop helps teachers hone ecological science skills

About 20 regional science teachers will have some fish stories to tell students next year, and with the help of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they’ll be better able to convey some ecological science...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, hard winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and harsh winter weather. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl seriously injured in U.S. 160 crash

One girl was seriously injured and three other people suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a van hit a tow truck on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Bayfield in front of Lon’s Automotive. Upper...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LGBTQ community struggles to find adequate health care

Gaps in health care remain a problem in communities across Colorado, according to One Colorado, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ community, which held an informational and educational session Sunday...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans enjoy day on the Animas River

About 150 veterans and family members enjoyed a sunny Sunday, rafting on the Animas River at Santa Rita Park for the second annual Veterans Float & Picnic. With the river flowing about 3,900 cubic...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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