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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 …

The San Miguel County Commissioners have been getting feedback, positive and negative, on the upcoming fees for trash disposal at the Norwood Transfer Station. Some in the Norwood area are expressing surprise, even outrage, that there will be a charge for disposing of trash at the station st…

The hallways inside Norwood High School will be a little quieter this week. Several students, including some of the girls’ track team and all of the varsity baseball team, are headed for Denver Wednesday morning to compete at the state level for their respective sporting events. 

The Mustang baseball team, the combined varsity team of Nucla and Norwood players, won the district tournament last weekend. On Saturday, they defeated Manzanola 11-0 and then Dove Creek 13-0 to take the title. Now, the team is hosting regionals at home in Nucla this weekend. 

For some people, food has always been an issue in Norwood. Rather, where to go for lunch or dinner out has been a problem for locals. In a remote and rural town, restaurants are not usually found in abundance. Now, though, some change is happening in the Norwood restaurant scene, giving loca…