Governor, wife decide to separate

DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Helen Thorpe, are separating.The couple issued a joint statement to announce the surprise news.“After years of marriage that...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hughes ready for write-in quest

Montezuma and Dolores county residents will have a choice in November’s general election when it comes to district attorney candidates for the 22nd Judicial District.Assistant District Attorney...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Romney makes Colorado campaign stop with ‘report card’

GOLDEN — Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign on middle class voters, Republican Mitt Romney unveiled new themes and a criticism of President Barack Obama on Thursday in Golden.The former...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet July helps end fire bans

Montezuma County Commissioners Monday morning agreed to suspend the fire ban that had been in place since June 9 after Sheriff Dennis Spruell told them that was the recommendation of fire chiefs...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Understanding the hummingbird

Each spring, as the snows vanish from the high country and warmth returns to Southwest Colorado, color begins to flit across the sky in the form of hummingbirds making their pilgrimage back to...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dennison Reunion

The Dennison Reunion will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Cortez City Park near the Welcome Center. All family and friends are invited to come early and visit. A White Elephant exchange...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

K9 Search and Rescue hosts breakfast fundraiser

The K9 Search and Rescue Team is holding their Annual Pancake Breakfast during Escalante Days on Saturday, Aug. 11. The breakfast is the annual fundraiser for the team and will feature pancakes,...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Following the campaign money

Editor’s note: This is the second installment of a two-part series. Go to to read the first part.DENVER — Super PACs (political action committees) are the bogeyman of the 2012...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to add full-time firefighters

The Cortez Fire Protection District will add full-time firefighters to the firehouse on Ash Street for the first time in its history, thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eat Healthy Eat Local program kicks off

Livewell Montezuma has kicked off yet another program aimed at healthy eating while using local goods.Kim Lindgren, community food coordinator for Livewell Montezuma, said the program called Eat...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

4-H’ers ready for the show

The Montezuma County Fair 4-H program this year will honor a 4-H leader who lost her battle to cancer this past spring.Sissy Dennison served as leader of the Battlerock 4-H Club for 17 years, said...

DATE: July 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident victim remembered fondly

Benefit for woman killed last week set for today

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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