M-CHS band places second in class at state championship

After narrowly missing the podium a year ago, the Montezuma-Cortez High School Band returned to state finals on Monday to land a second-place finish behind the band from The Classical Academy, a...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Day of Dead celebrates life at Cortez Cultural Center

The Cortez Cultural Center hosted a Day of the Dead celebration Friday to honor the traditional Mexican festival. “Dia de los Muertos is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early dusk increases wildlife collision danger

With Daylight Saving Time ending early Sunday, Colorado residents will lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings, which means wildlife movement at dusk will likely conflict with high rush-hour...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is battleground Colorado about to become a blue bastion?

With Colorado’s 2018 votes days away from being counted, it’s looking like the state’s Democrats will have plenty to celebrate. A pair of Colorado-based pollsters – one Republican, one Democrat –...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

The San Juan Mountains are like a riverbed – at least that’s how Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Flight for Life, describes it. The wind breaks over the peaks like...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Picture High students celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Paola Lerma took her fellow Big Picture High School students on a journey of cultural discovery during a four-week session examining grief, remembrance and the Mexican celebration of Dia de los...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal rescue deals with suspected poisonings

Karen Corcoran-Watkins has a mystery to solve that hits too close to home. On Thursday morning, she woke to find three of her beloved pygmy goats dead. That came after two of her goats died...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

On the air: KSJD DJ earns international recognition for second consecutive year

For more than15 years, Mancos resident Barbara Richhart has kept the airways at KSJD in Cortez buzzing with cowboy-Western music. And for the past two years, she has been recognized as DJ of the...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico candidates for governor court Native American voters

SANTA FE – Candidates for governor of New Mexico courted Native American communities that account for roughly one in 10 voters statewide on Wednesday, during the final days of early voting....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-elevation road in Rocky Mountain Park closes for season

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Trail Ridge Road over the high tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park has closed for the season. The National Park Service announced the closure Wednesday. The road...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado man pleads not guilty to taking fossils

GRAND JUNCTION – A 54-year-old Mesa County man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took fossils from the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area in western Colorado. A federal grand jury...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medians won't affect 29th annual Parade of Lights

The 29th annual Parade of Lights will continue its normal route this year even with the recent addition of medians on Main Street. Terry McCabe, broker and associate for Century 21 West Slope...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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