• Your Night Sky

    Every morning I get up about 10 minutes before 6 a.m. and look to the east to view Venus and Jupiter. They're low in the horizon at that time, but gradually climb higher. Soon they will separate as Venus drops below the horizon and Jupiter climbs higher. After I look at Venus and Jupiter, I go to my front door and look to the southwest. There I see a really bright star that remains visible until the sky gets light. At that time nothing else is visible in that part of the sky. I did a little research and realized that it's Sirius, the brightest star in our sky.

  • Winterfest is next on agenda for South Fork

    The South Fork Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the town and local businesses are getting ready to host their annual Winterfest.

  • URGED looks at three-year plan

    The Upper Rio Grande Economic Development group discussed their draft three-year plan during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, stating that they will be passing the investment plan by the beginning of the year. The group relies heavily on local investors to ensure the group’s ability to enhance economic development within the Valley and the past three years has proven to be very successful.

  • Del Norte School prepares for next steps

    Del Norte Superintendent Chris Burr and a team of local residents, staff members and school board members are getting ready to make the next step in a long process in building Del Norte a new school.

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Deer mating season underway, be cautious, clean up yards

Throughout Colorado deer are in the midst of their mating season and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts.

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    FS appeals judge's decision on Village at Wolf Creek

    The U.S. Forest Service is challenging a federal judge’s ruling from earlier this year that its Rio Grande office’s approval of the Village at Wolf Creek was steeped in “predictive bias” and was “contrary to law.”

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    Please note that there has been a change in the hours that the Carnegie Library, South Fork Branch will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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