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Gunnison sage grouse decision postponed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a six month extension for a final decision on a proposed rule to provide Endangered Species Act protection for the Gunnison sage-grouse. If given...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Organizers of balloon rally seek volunteers

Mayday. Mayday. Hot air balloon pilots plead for help this weekend, and that’s no lofty request. The Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally descends on the area this weekend, but in order to dot...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire argues PUC’s right to rule on wholesale rates

DENVER – Customers upset with electricity price hikes in the Four Corners had their day in court Monday, but it will be weeks or longer before they get an answer. Empire Electric Association, other...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Merged agency seeks comments

DENVER – Colorado’s new Parks and Wildlife division is reaching out for public help to craft a long-term plan. The agency is working on its “Path Forward,” a five-year plan that is due to the...

DATE: July 29, 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 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dunn gets 10-year prison sentence

Within 15 minutes of being sentenced to a 10-year prison term Thursday, Mark Dunn was handcuffed inside the back of a Cortez Police Department squad car. Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

When ‘Dragon Lady’ invaded 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 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclist dies after hitting SUV

An SUV-bike collision killed a cyclist near downtown Cortez Saturday afternoon. Christopher M. Cordova, 30, of Cortez, died from injuries sustained in the accident at the corner of Elm and West...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Buggy water’ investigations at Dolores River on Saturday

Bring the whole family to the next San Juan Family Explorers Series adventure — “Buggy Water” — at the Dolores River on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will look for...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Under the chute

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leadership Montezuma begins open enrollment in September

Graduates of the 2013 Leadership Montezuma class celebrated their accomplishment during a picnic and ceremony at Denny Lake recently. Leadership Montezuma is a series of monthly meetings of...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital district wants to ‘deBruce’

In November, the Montezuma County Hospital District will ask voters for permission to access state grants for medical and infrastructure improvements. As a government agency collecting a mill levy,...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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