Category Archives: July 2013

Going loco over locomotives

Print this articleRail enthusiasts relish riding on historic trains in the area There we were, over a hundred of us, standing on a dry sagebrush hillside outside of Antonito, Colo. No trails, no roads, no highways. It was as if … Continue reading

Published in July 2013

Locals hope for monsoon rain, but drought forecast is unclear

Print this articleAlthough the amount of weather-related data available to forecasters has burgeoned over the past 30 or 40 years, when it comes to making predictions about drought, “there’s no crystal ball,” according to Ken Curtis, an engineer with the … Continue reading

Published in July 2013

Fire restrictions cover BLM, national-forest lands

Print this articleAs of July 2, the entire San Juan National Forest has been placed under fire restrictions, with lower elevations upgraded to stricter Stage II restrictions and higher elevations now under Stage I fire restrictions. The national forest is … Continue reading

Published in July 2013

Invasion of the Eurasian collared doves

Print this articleEurasian collared doves have become the fastest avian invaders in histor If you live in one of the towns in this region, you’ve seen them– cooing from telephone wires, fluttering down to drink from wet spots on lawns, … Continue reading

Published in July 2013

Controversy over a left turn in Montezuma County

Print this articleCommissioners mull plea to end left-turn ban at Lebanon Road junction More than 30 people stood and sweated under the afternoon sun July 1 as the Montezuma County commissioners held their first ever on-site public hearing, at a … Continue reading

Published in July 2013

Trail-planning work continues in Dolores

Print this articleWhile many towns are looking for ways to add or widen streets for more vehicular traffic, the town of Dolores is looking to its roots as a largely non-motorized community. Together with a steering committee, the town government … Continue reading

Published in July 2013

Will river regulations be relaxed?

Print this articleAn illegally built deck may lead the county to revisit the decade-old plan guiding development on the Dolores The Montezuma County commissioners are planning to review and possibly rewrite parts of the plan that guides development in the … Continue reading

Published in July 2013