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Tour visits Papoose burn scar

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014

CREEDE-- Mike Blakeman, Public Affairs Specialist for the Rio Grande National Forest was the tour guide for a trip to the Papoose Fire burn area near Creede on Friday, July 18.
According to Blakeman, the purpose of the tour was to "inform participants of the history and impacts of the fire and to view the natural recovery and

More water in requires more water out

Posted: Thursday, Jul 24th, 2014

SAN LUIS VALLEY-- After years of drought, more water in the San Luis Valley's rivers is a welcome change, but it comes with a price.
With higher stream levels comes a higher obligation that must be paid to downstream states.
Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Engineer for Division 3 Craig Cotten reminded Valley residents of that fact during

Commissioners review road and bridge report

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

DEL NORTE, Before Pat Sullivan from the Rio Grande County Road and Bridge Department gave his report to the BOCC, Commissioner Doug Davie had a question for him about fires that happen outside the district.
"What is the guarantee that if we send a bill to someone in Jasper or Rimrock for services that we are going to get

Town board receives sewer mapping update

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014

DEL NORTE, Del Norte Public Works Manager Kevin Larimore began last week's town board meeting by meeting saying the biggest thing they had been dealing with was spraying for "skeeters."
"We have been spraying twice a week trying to get them knocked down when the wind is not blowing a hundred miles an hour," said Larimore. "I have ordered

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