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DA’s office goes green with electronic records

Since taking office this year, District Attorney Will Furse has spent about $600 on copy paper. It’s estimated that a tree 4- feet tall and six to eight inches in diameter can produce 16.5 reams of...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

State health department seeks comment about proposed uranium mill by Montrose

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado health department is accepting public input on a Toronto-based energy company’s plan to build what would be the first new uranium mill in the United States in more than...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Just Spoolin’ Around makes chairs in the round

They look like they’re made for giants, but Bil Idzenda’s huge chairs are craftily designed for normal-sized people. His hobby when not teaching third graders in Bloomfield, N.M., is building...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fairgrounds grandstand roof bid accepted

Mr. Concrete and Construction, of Cortez, has been awarded the contract for constructing a roof over the outdoor grandstands at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The successful bid was $245,227....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton’s logging bill advances

A U.S. House committee advanced Rep. Scott Tipton’s bill to accelerate logging in national forests Wednesday, although Democrats on the panel said it will never become law. Tipton, R-Cortez, has...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond hiked for accused machete assailant

Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence raised bond Wednesday for a 36-year-old Cortez man accused of terrorizing a neighborhood with a machete. Marquez Walker of 422 E. Arbecam Ave. faced...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire bans lifted

The Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest service have lifted fire restrictions on the lands they manage in Southwest Colorado. At Mesa Verde National Park, fire restrictions have...

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballantine Communications announces new CEO

Ballantine Communications Inc.'s new chief executive officer will focus his efforts on creating new revenue streams, garnering new audiences and expanding the company's reach beyond its current...

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire ban lifted

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest service have lifted fire restrictions on the lands they manage in Southwest Colorado. At Mesa Verde National Park, fire restrictions have been...

DATE: July 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

When 'Dragon Lady' dropped into Cortez

When it comes to the history of the Cold War, most people know that the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Wall were landmark events. But a lesser known drama in the decades-long tensions between...

DATE: July 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seismic study moves onto private land

A plan by CO2 producer Kinder Morgan to conduct seismic testing west of Pleasant View and Cahone was recommended for approval by the Montezuma County Planning Commission Thursday. A final decision...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge denies change of venue in Roatcap fire defendant’s case

A defense counsel request for a change of venue in the Roatcap fire case was denied Friday by District Court Judge Todd Plewe. Public defender Amy Smith filed the motion for change of venue, saying...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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