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UPDATE: Two men in fatal crash off County Road G are ID’d

One person was killed and another injured in a single-vehicle crash in Cortez Tuesday morning. Capt. Adrian Driscoll, of the Colorado State Patrol Troop 5A, said the crash occurred at 7:47 a.m. on...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County faces $1 million budget deficit, cutbacks

In the face of a $1 million budget deficit for 2018, Montezuma County has implemented a hiring freeze and will not give raises. In addition, the county commission voted 3-0 to reverse their earlier...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez unveils new recycling rules

Several months after announcing planned changes to the city’s recycling program, Cortez has put out a list of new regulations. Recycling coordinator Colby Earley told the Cortez City Countil during...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

October test shows no mussels at McPhee; recreation impacted

A coalition of local government agencies that formed to prevent an invasive mussel contamination at McPhee Reservoir can claim victory in its first year. A test in October showed no sign of the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribal leaders take aim at oil and gas

BERNALILLO, N.M. — Native American activists and tribal leaders from around New Mexico are joining the chorus of environmentalists who have been fighting for years to stop oil and gas development....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers to review policy on sexual harassment

DENVER – Colorado’s highest-ranking legislators responded Tuesday to harassment complaints against lawmakers by announcing a formal review of their procedures for identifying, reporting and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

The Associated Press GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks. Visitors would...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet asks FCC for details about rural broadband work

The Federal Communications Commission has been slow to provide details to Sen. Michael Bennet about how CenturyLink is spending millions of dollars on publicly funded rural internet improvements....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Pets Sake Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving

The 14th annual Turkey Trot, a race held to benefit the For Pets Sake humane society, will be held in Cortez on Thursday. Registration starts at 9 a.m. in Parque De Vida, and the 1-kilometer race...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local band The Aloha Club to play at Mesa Verde Luminaria

The Aloha Club plays to bring joy and sense of community to audiences. They will play a mix of Hawaiian and Christmas music at Mesa Verde National Park’s annual Luminaria Holiday Open House on...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Christmas events include bazaar, open house, Santa

The Dolores Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. “I’ve been putting on the bazaar for 26 years. It’s a really friendly, festive...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus woman charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty

A 46-year-old Hesperus woman has been charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty after a lengthy investigation into the mistreatment of animals on her property in southwestern La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News