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New Mexico teen’s school absence unnoticed before his death

SANTA FE – A New Mexico boy who authorities said endured years of abuse and was found buried along the side of a rural highway had not attended school for several months. Jeremiah Valencia’s...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nordic skiers stopped in their tracks at Vallecito Reservoir

With the arrival of snow – at long last – in Southwest Colorado, many Nordic skiers headed to Vallecito Reservoir for the first time this season may be asking: Why are nearly half the trails...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

SkillsUSA competition spotlights students who know their way around a table saw

Dylan Burress, 19, a Bayfield High School senior, has made Netflix binge-watching sessions a little more classy in the family living room with a walnut and cherry television stand. “It’s by far the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

League of Women Voters plans candidate forums in Cortez, Dolores and Mancos

The League of Women Voters plans a series of forums for candidates running for office in local elections on April 3, according to a news release from Eleanor Kuhl of the League. In Cortez, eight...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash kills four near Dove Creek

Four people died in a plane crash Thursday near the Colorado-Utah border shortly after departing Grand Junction, according to the Civil Air Patrol . The plane left Grand Junction Regional Airport...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House Democrats to lead committee, hearings on climate change

The heat under the issues of energy production and climate change won’t cool down this session, as indicated by a move last week by House Speaker Crisanta Duran. Duran created the House Select...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patsy Ruth Howard Brown, a longtime ‘pillar’ of Cortez, dies at age 85

Patsy Ruth Howard Brown passed away at age 85 after a life of service on Feb. 13. Cortez has lost a prominent member of the community. Brown was raised on a ranch in Powderhorn, graduated from...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the Cortez City Council candidates, part 2

In this year’s municipal election, eight people are running for five open Cortez City Council positions. Incumbents Jill Carlson and Orly Lucero are both running for their second terms. The other...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sets record for flu hospitalizations

Colorado set a record this week for the number of patients admitted to the hospital with flu in a season. Since October, 3,550 people have been admitted to the hospital with the flu, according to...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New regulation limits growing practice of antler collection

Because of the increasing popularity of antler hunting, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has enacted a regulation that prohibits antler and horn collection from Jan. 1 to April 30. The regulation, in...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos board comes to table with planning and zoning

Members of the Mancos Board of Trustees and the Planning and Zoning Commission met on Wednesday to discuss solutions for the latter group’s frequent failures to meet a quorum. The town board...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo artist to open mixed media exhibit at The Farm Bistro

Navajo artist Venaya Yazzie hopes to use an art exhibit at The Farm Bistro to educate viewers on Native American beliefs. Yazzie, a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News