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Representatives of the Lone Cone Library in Norwood have received what they say is big — and surprising — news: The local library has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) Library of the Year. Last week, library director Carrie Andrew said she was…

At the Town of Norwood’s monthly meeting in July, public works director Tim Lippert said the town is still planning for the chip seal work to be completed on local roads, though he cannot say when it will happen. The process, which is cheaper than asphalt, was supposed to be completed in June.

At the beginning of the Town of Norwood’s monthly meeting, held on July 10, Mayor Kieffer Parrino made an announcement before the public comment regarding the possibility of a Dollar General store being established in Norwood. 

Katie Alexander is reminding all in Norwood to get ready for the town’s annual dessert contest, the event that kicks off the San Miguel Basin Fair each year. This year, the contest is July 13, with judging starting at 4 p.m., an hour earlier than usual.  

For the last month, organizers of the San Miguel Basin Rodeo, which is held at the fairgrounds in Norwood, have wondered how they can sustain the Western heritage event that is more than a century old. Rising costs to produce the event have been a problem made worse by decreased attendance t…

Deon Tempfer, who works in the field of senior care, is bringing a program to Norwood next week. The REST — Respite Education Support Tools — program is national training program that offers education and support to caregivers. Tempfer is a trainer in the REST program and says it’s successfu…

The Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood is asking all to be patient with the remodeling process the clinic is currently undergoing. To make the facility more inviting and peaceful, CEO Nichole Long wrote a grant to fund the remodel. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), a …

Anyone who’s paying attention has likely noticed that whitetop — also known as “hoary cress” — is all over Wright’s Mesa. While whitetop has been a problem on the local landscape for the last several years, San Miguel County Vegetation Control Specialist Ron Mabry said now whitetop is worse …

The San Miguel Basin Rodeo is arguably the oldest Norwood community tradition, and this year will mark the 112th year anniversary of the event. For the last couple of decades, the Norwood Roping Cub, a non-profit organization, has organized and funded the event. However, club membership has …