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Saving native fish

A better understanding of the needs of native fish on the Lower Dolores river below McPhee dam is key to their survival, two fish biologists told local water boards recently. Jim White and David...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man sentenced to 55 years for shooting

A Towaoc man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 55 years in prison for shooting another man three times. The victim survived. Matthew Dewayne Jaramillo, 29, rolled his head and looked at...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Runaway found safe in Cortez

A 17-year-old male who ran away from a youth camp at Lost Canyon Ranch on Haycamp Mesa was found later that day at the Days Inn in Cortez. Fifteen searchers on foot and ATVs were on the lookout for...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community supports annual livestock auction

Whitney Finley’s grand champion steer brought a beefy price at the Montezuma County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Saturday, earning her $13,500 from buyer Keesee Motors. (By comparison, last year’s...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furse won’t prosecute Harper’s cases

Local and state authorities were informed last week that a Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a checkered past would no longer be utilized to prosecute criminals. In an eight-paragraph...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

New vets trained in latest technologies

There is a nationwide shortage of veterinarians, but Montezuma Veterinary Clinic, in Cortez, has managed to snag two of the brightest and most dedicated animal doctors available. Recent vet school...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chacoans traded for chocolate

One thousand years ago, the ancient people of Chaco Canyon may have had a version of the frothy chocolate mocha we enjoy today, but in a very limited supply and without the cream, according to new...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff drops lone drug cop

While under investigation for alleged misconduct, the first drug recognition expert hired by the Montezuma County’ Sheriff’s Office was officially relieved of his duties Saturday, according to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historical society annual meeting set for Aug. 29

The Montezuma County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at Hampton Hall in the United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. in Cortez on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. An ice-cream...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Here’s mud in your eye

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

More locals pack heat

Montezuma County residents are flooding the sheriff’s office with request to obtain concealed-carry permits. Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell said his office has received 276 permits so far...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motion to remove Hunter from board fails

A letter to the editor written by Tim Hunter criticizing Montezuma County Commissioner’s decision to grant a land-use code variance for an illegal deck on the Dolores River was sharply denounced by...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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