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DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccines required

An increase in whooping cough cases in Colorado and Arizona has local health officials on alert. “It hasn’t happened here, but we want to prevent any outbreaks, so immunizations are important as...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rodeo queen competition

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hernandez sentenced to 90 days

A Cortez woman was allowed to see her son off to his very first day of school on Wednesday after she was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail for embezzlement. Wearing a black dress at her sentencing...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Saturday, Aug. 10 Deputies were dispatched to a hotel for an assault. The woman working at the hotel said she had repeated problems with a guest so she went up to his room to tell him to stop and...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learning to farm from native drylanders

The Hopi Tribe is assisting researchers at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center on ancient corn-growing techniques and understanding the crop’s history in the Four Corners. The Pueblo Farming...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire chief asks for tax hike Cortez fire district

Montezuma County residents will decide in November if the Cortez Fire Protection District receives an extra $360,000 in funding. Chief Jeff Vandevoorde recently has been hitting the streets...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 considers elementary big change

The first day of classes could be different starting in 2014 if officials opt to reconfigure the district’s elementary schools. Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 superintendent Alex Carter told...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County moves to loosen DVP limits

Eighty residents attended a special Montezuma County Planning Commission meeting Tuesday to give input on proposed changes to the Dolores Valley Plan. The review of the 10-year old plan is a result...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scenic Goose tour

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

For ‘Mr. Dan,’ the first day of school, one last time

Noel Daniel Imel will walk the hallways at Kemper Elementary on the first day of classes tomorrow, but it will be his last first day of school. “I’ve learned a lot from this job, even from the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sparsely financed

Last year, the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument received $2.40 per acre in federal funding. Mesa Verde National Park, in comparison, obtained more than $30.50 per acre. With upwards of...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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