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The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in the U.S. in March of this year, may be inspiring some people to leave urban areas and head for the countryside. Some on social media are discussing the idea that rural communities could possibly see an increase of newcomers. Could that happen in Norwood?

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The 2020 San Miguel Basin Fair’s junior livestock sale, held on July 19 in Norwood, was one for the record books. Community members came out to support more than 30 kids who offered a total of 51 different animals for bid at auction. The average prices were up significantly compared to previ…

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The Lone Cone Library reopened its doors on Monday, but with new hours and regulations to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Norwood’s dessert contest, which happens every year as the kick off the San Miguel Basin Fair, still happened in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year didn’t see a packed house with standing room only in the school’s all-purpose room. Instead, organizer Katie Alexander and her team pulle…

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Norwood kids have the opportunity to receive free lunches this summer, thanks to the Lone Cone Library, Telluride Foundation, Clark’s Market of Norwood and the FRESH Food Hub. Lunches are free to all children up to 18 years of age. They must be reserved by email through the library in advance.

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The junior livestock show, the biggest part of the San Miguel Basin Fair, is set to continue this year, and County Parks and Open Space Director Janet Kask said it’s taken the dedication of the Fair Board, especially president Regan Snyder, to see it through. With modifications in place to e…

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The San Miguel Basin Fair may be mostly canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on large gatherings, but Katie Alexander has figured out a way to still have the community’s beloved dessert contest.

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The Pocket Park in the Town of Norwood has received additional beautification this year, and some are saying the space is more important than ever. With limited seating for food businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pocket Park has become a place where locals, and also tourists, have …

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Norwood’s board of trustees discussed a variety of business items during its regular meeting last week, including P&Z.

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The Norwood Fire Protection District (NFPD) continues to grow. After recently adding wildland fire coordinator Mark Garcia as its second full-time employee and Scott Wederquist as a paid part-time EMS paramedic, Chief John Bockrath announced last week the appointment of another employee — So…

The 2020 San Miguel Basin Fair’s junior livestock sale, held on July 19 in Norwood, was one for the record books. Community members came out to support more than 30 kids who offered a total of 51 different animals for bid at auction. The average prices were up significantly compared to previ…

The Lone Cone Library reopened its doors on Monday, but with new hours and regulations to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Norwood’s dessert contest, which happens every year as the kick off the San Miguel Basin Fair, still happened in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year didn’t see a packed house with standing room only in the school’s all-purpose room. Instead, organizer Katie Alexander and her team pulle…

Norwood kids have the opportunity to receive free lunches this summer, thanks to the Lone Cone Library, Telluride Foundation, Clark’s Market of Norwood and the FRESH Food Hub. Lunches are free to all children up to 18 years of age. They must be reserved by email through the library in advance.

The junior livestock show, the biggest part of the San Miguel Basin Fair, is set to continue this year, and County Parks and Open Space Director Janet Kask said it’s taken the dedication of the Fair Board, especially president Regan Snyder, to see it through. With modifications in place to e…

The San Miguel Basin Fair may be mostly canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions placed on large gatherings, but Katie Alexander has figured out a way to still have the community’s beloved dessert contest.

The Pocket Park in the Town of Norwood has received additional beautification this year, and some are saying the space is more important than ever. With limited seating for food businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pocket Park has become a place where locals, and also tourists, have …

Norwood’s board of trustees discussed a variety of business items during its regular meeting last week, including P&Z.

The Norwood Fire Protection District (NFPD) continues to grow. After recently adding wildland fire coordinator Mark Garcia as its second full-time employee and Scott Wederquist as a paid part-time EMS paramedic, Chief John Bockrath announced last week the appointment of another employee — So…

Last year, San Miguel County received grant funding from Great Outdoors Colorado for improvements to the fairgrounds, specifically the outdoor arena. Notwithstanding construction delays due to public health orders, those improvements are finally underway.

The Town of Norwood held a special meeting last Tuesday via Zoom. Mayor Kieffer Parrino said the session was a “great meeting” and those in attendance discussed the Wright’s Mesa Economic Recovery Committee (ERC), the town’s food businesses and more.

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Though a San Miguel County economic recovery committee was formed this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut the doors of many local businesses, Norwood Mayor Kieffer Parrino and Carrie Andrew, who is president of the Norwood Chamber of Commerce and also the director of the…

The Colorado State University Extension Office is continuing to host gardening education classes despite the COVID-19 pandemic by offering online options. The Norwood-based office will host its third online gardening class on June 16.

Norwood’s Public Works Director Tim Lippert said Monday night that shareholders in Farmers Water Development got some good news on Memorial Day. The Gurley Ditch will run an extra two weeks now.

Last May, Nina Kothe retired from her job with San Miguel County as an assistant to the board of commissioners. A year later, and in the middle of what has been a world health crisis — the COVID-19 pandemic — she’s begun running her own business, the Rusty Bucket Garden Market in Norwood.

Last week, the Town of Norwood held another public meeting with San Miguel County Commissioner Kris Holstrom and county manager Mike Bordogna to discuss economic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Town trustees met with the county representatives via Zoom to take questions and comments…

The owners of the Divide Restaurant in Norwood are showing their concern for senior citizens in the community during the current pandemic. Scot and Jamie Romaine said they felt a need to step up and serve the elderly population, since the restaurants were forced to close their doors during t…

Folks in both Norwood and Nucla are used to seeing bike racks on the back of vehicles in the springtime. This year, though, with stay-at-home orders in place, required social distancing measures and many businesses shut down due the COVID-19 pandemic, folks are likely noticing more recreatio…

It may be ditch burning season on the Western Slope, and while San Miguel County residents (for now) are still encouraged to burn their ditches, the Norwood Fire Department is asking anyone who does to be careful. Additionally, last week the department announced that it will no longer be abl…