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County OKs grant request for flume

Montezuma County commissioners sanctioned a McElmo Flume grant application Monday. If approved, all of the required financing would be available to start renovating the dilapidated waterway. Linda...

DATE: March 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: $3M lost during Mesa Verde shutdown

A report issued by the National Park Service this week illuminated some of the impacts of last October’s government shutdown on national parks and their surrounding communities. The report...

DATE: March 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff hopefuls campaign at GOP caucus

After a call to open Tuesday night’s GOP caucus meeting at Precinct 9 in prayer went unmet, the assembly started instead, with the Pledge of Allegiance. About 30 Republican voters convened Tuesday,...

DATE: March 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple open organic grocery store on Main Street

A new organic grocery store and smoothie shop called Flat Belly Organics opened Wednesday on Main Street. The store, now freshly stocked with an array of organic foods, from sugar-free chocolate...

DATE: March 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing avalanche victim identified

A search continues for a snowmobiler caught in an avalanche Wednesday in the La Plata Mountains near Sharkstooth Peak. Local resident Rob Yates is the missing person rescuers are searching for,...

DATE: March 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores cancels April election

The Dolores Town Board has passed an ordinance allowing it to cancel elections if there aren't enough candidates. If seats are not contested, or if there are not enough candidates, the cost of an...

DATE: March 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health agencies awarded grants

The Caring for Colorado Foundation recently announced $3.1 million in grant funding. Three area health agencies were included as recipients. “The latest funding round exemplifies how the foundation...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 6 years treatment in sex case

After the court determined last week that a Cortez man was not a violent sexual offender, he was ordered to undergo six years of intensive sex offender treatment. Handed down by District Court...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Republican drops out of Senate race

DENVER – A Durango financial adviser has ended his dark-horse bid to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. Jaime McMillan had temporarily relocated to Denver to round up support to win the...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

At the end of the rainbow

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican caucus sites

Republican caucuses start at 7 p.m. today. Only registered Republicans may attend; no entry after 7 p.m. Locations include: Precinct 1: Kingdom Truth Fellowship Church, Highway 491. Precinct 3:...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary team visits to film marijuana issue

A team filming a documentary on the legalization of marijuana passed through the county last week. They came to shoot a five-minute trailer to shop to television networks for a potential...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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