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Cortez presents $13.7M preliminary budget

The city of Cortez has produced a preliminary budget for 2019 with a beginning balance of $4.35 million, total revenues of $13.3 million and $13.7 million in expenses. The City Council is expected...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district playground nearing completion

Despite delays, construction on the Mancos School District RE-6A football field was scheduled to begin this month after a Mancos Blue Jays playoff game at home against Merino High School. Following...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telluride voters ‘de-Gallagherize’ to stabilize property tax

Voters for the Telluride School District R-1 on Nov. 6 approved a mill levy increase by a margin of 64.4 percent to 35.1 percent, the Telluride Planet reported. The increase is expected to raise...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s lieutenant resigns after stealing food from crime scene

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who serves as commander of the Southwest Drug Task Force will resign at the end of the month after allegedly stealing food from a crime scene while on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Comics fan uses superheroes to fight indigenous stereotypes

Using the power of popular culture to combat stereotypes of Native Americans drives Lee Francis, a self-described “indigenerd” who grew up with a passion for comics but who rarely saw portrayals of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why it’ll be harder to get measures on the Colorado ballot starting in 2019

Those who are looking to put citizen initiatives on future Colorado statewide ballots will have to come up with 25 percent more signatures than was required for measures that made it on the 2018...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. ethics commission to investigate complaint against Secretary of State Williams

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, on a 3-1 vote, will take up a complaint filed by a Denver attorney against Secretary of State Wayne Williams, who lost his bid for re-election on Nov. 6....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric Association scholarships are available

Each year, Empire Electric Association offers $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors planning to go to college and for students pursuing a vocational/technical certificate as a lineman and...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Olio artwork will explore ‘sense of place’

Encaustic paintings created by local artist Carol Mehesy will be featured on the walls of Olio restaurant starting Dec. 8, when a reception will be held for her at the restaurant from 4 to 6 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Telluride hosts blazing art, performance festival

Burning performances and fiery artwork will be on display at the fourth annual Telluride Fire Festival Dec. 7-9. Throughout town and on the mountainside, the circuslike celebration features...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores residents, businesses get wildfire analysis

How safe is your home or business from being damaged or destroyed by a nearby wildfire? The issue became very pertinent this year for Dolores locals when the Plateau Fire came within 6 miles of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nursing mom upset with Colorado school’s request to cover up

GRAND JUNCTION – A Grand Junction woman is at odds with school officials after an administrator asked her to cover up while she was nursing her child at an elementary school. Kelly Johnson said she...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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