Man injured, vehicles collide during ill-advised tow on U.S. 160

Slick roads and an attempted roadside tow combined to cause a three-car accident that injured one person about 5 p.m. Monday on South Broadway in Cortez. A southbound black Mustang slid off the...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche warning is in effect in San Juans, La Platas

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has announced that an avalanche warning is in effect for the southern San Juan Mountains through 8 a.m. Wednesday. The warning followed a storm that dumped...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home on Road H southeast of Cortez

A fast-moving fire destroyed a family’s home at 30168 County Road H Sunday morning. All four people and pets in the two-story home were safely evacuated, and no one was injured, said Cortez Fire...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

New Year’s Eve snowy and cold in Southwest Colorado

A snow-producing storm carrying cold temperatures from the Pacific Northwest is expected to move into Southwest Colorado on New Year’s Eve and extend through New Year’s Day. In Montezuma County,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Post announcements to and email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

John Hickenlooper looks back, ahead

Gov. John Hickenlooper preferred to stand up during a chat in his office about what he’s done right and what he’s leaving for Colorado’s next Democratic governor, Jared Polis. His back was sore, he...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats could break longtime logjams at state Capitol

The 2019 Colorado legislative session could break years of stalemate on controversial topics like health care and energy as Democratic lawmakers wield a power trifecta, giving them control of the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County takes up issue of eagles nesting on private land

The Montezuma County Planning Department is considering how to address golden and bald eagles nesting on private land. Although the bald eagle was removed from the Endangered Species Act list in...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc woman arrested for DUI after close call with deputy

A 19-year-old Towaoc woman was arrested for DUI after a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy reportedly drove off the road to avoid a head-on collision on County Road 25 on Dec. 22. The deputy took...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man gets 2 years in prison after 7th DUI

A Durango resident with seven DUI convictions over several decades and a pending felony DUI case in La Plata County was sentenced to two years with the Colorado Department of Corrections in 22nd...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plant treats Gold King Mine waste despite government shutdown

Despite the government shutdown, now in its second week, the water-treatment plant that cleans mine waste from the Gold King Mine will not cease operations, according to the Environmental...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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