A massive wilderness bill pitched by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, that would protect 740,000 acres, including ancestral Puebloan ruins in Western Colorado
Strong tourism numbers – and the money they bring in – with almost 100 percent occupancy at most Durango hotels over the Fourth of July holiday, increased visitation at Mesa Verde and plenty of bookings for the extended rafting season
San Juan County Sheriff cracking down on two out-of-town off-roaders – who now face federal prosecution – for tearing up precious and fragile high-alpine tundra near Silverton
Talks of cancelling next year's Fourth of July celebration in Silverton due to this year's getting frighteningly out of control with illegal fireworks, a missing 6-year-old girl (thankfully found), and injured firefighters
Yet another racist tweet from Trump's Twitter cesspool where he told four prominent House Dems – all women of color – to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came"
Two confirmed cases in La Plata County of the vesicular stomatitis virus – a disease that affects cattle, horses and pigs and causes lesions, lack of appetite and even loss of hooves