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SCCS, FLC offer free tax services

Southwest Colorado Community College and Fort Lewis College are partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to help families become more financially secure by providing free tax preparation...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

High noon, Cortez-style

“Every town has a story. We’re creating a legend!” That ringing endorsement of Cortez played out Saturday night during the annual Chamber of Commerce community celebration and fundraiser at Fiesta...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino upgrades

The Ute Mountain Casino is currently modernizing its facilities and gaming experiences. “Ute Mountain Casino is committed to the process of continually upgrading our facility,” said marketing...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey Packs is named camp/travel winner in REI awards

Osprey Packs was recently awarded REI’s winner in camp/travel division of its annual vendor awards. Kühl was presented with the annual Vendor Partner of the Year award, while Osprey Packs,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado opens door to new crop: Industrial hemp

Colorado’s Amendment 64 allows for the cultivation of industrial hemp, a strain of cannabis that is used to make clothing, paper, rope, fuels, even car parts, among other products. Hemp is...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Branded quilt ready to raffle

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Novel ‘Double Dare’ set in Dolores River Valley

Double Dare, a new book by Michael Madigan, is a fictional story that takes place at an adventure ranch along the Dolores River. Blake Cutter created his Double Dare ranch for adrenaline junkies...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Fresh plans art contest

For 30 years, the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory has been the “go-to” guide that connects consumers with local producers and agritourism activities. Published by the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez a fiber optics leader for the state and region?

At the turn of the 21st Century, the local economy was handcuffed by limited digital communication capabilities. “Cortez was on the verge of dying before it opted to take destiny into its own...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jewelry heist suspects may get a plea deal

Two men charged in connection to an armed jewelry heist in Montezuma County are expected to enter plea deals next month. Ivan Martin, 25, of Farmington, appeared before Chief District Court Judge...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Souper Sunday: Hope’s Kitchen food drive pegged to Super Bowl

A recent study by the Cortez First United Methodist Church found average attendance at Hope’s Kitchen, their on-site free meal center, to be 113 per day. Mission committee co-chair Eleanor Kuhl...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowpack measuring at 80 percent of normal

Conversation about the weather reveals the good and bad this year, but it is not as bad as some might imagine, at least not yet. The usual street-corner and tavern chatter makes it clear conditions...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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