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EPA approves Paradox uranium

DENVER — A proposed Paradox Valley uranium mill cleared another hurdle Thursday, winning government approval to build 40 acres of wastewater ponds.The Environmental Protection Agency granted the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eye for drugged drivers

After midnight, a patrol SUV driven by Montezuma County Sheriff’s Deputy Darrin Harper creeps to a stop with its headlights off.Harper is watching some suspicious behavior at a convenience store...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

County works on 2012 budget

Steady revenues and a lack of major projects on the horizon have allowed Montezuma County officials to draft a 2012 budget in which expenditures remain mostly level.County commissioners were given...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

March to state

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Marching Panthers continued their tradition of excellence this week, stepping their way to a second-place finish at the 2011 Colorado Band Masters Association State...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bank bust won’t slow Citizens

It’s business as usual at Citizens State Bank of Cortez after partner bank Community Banks of Colorado was taken over and sold to another bank Friday.Much like the other Cortez bank, Citizens State...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plan splits Cortez, Durango

DENVER — Keep Telluride and give us Cortez, several Southwest Colorado residents told the state Supreme Court on Monday.A group of 150 residents and the Western Slope lobbying group Club 20 filed a...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA chief eyes coal plants

DENVER — Regulators will continue to push for clean-ups at coal power plants in the Four Corners despite a rough economy, the Obama administration’s top environmental official said Monday.Lisa...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama pitches student loan relief program in Denver

DENVER — President Barack Obama returned to Colorado for the second time in a month Wednesday to unveil a student loan relief program.It was Obama’s second visit to a Denver school since late...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected drug dealers in custody

In the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, officers of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office approached a mobile home wearing tactical vests. They surrounded the residence and knocked on the door. After...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fast driver eludes law

Local law enforcement engaged in a high-speed chase Sunday night, chasing a suspect vehicle down county roads and U.S. Highway 160, reaching speeds of more than 115 mph.The suspect vehicle skidded...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

FDIC takes Community Banks

The financially troubled Community Banks of Colorado, with branch locations in Cortez and Dove Creek, was taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and sold to Bank Midwest, National...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial draws lines for politics

DENVER — As a two-week trial to draw Colorado’s new Congressional districts drew near to a close Friday, a Democratic political operator pulled back the curtain on the partisan calculations behind...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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