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Colorado changes vaccine plan again, moving down most essential workers

Colorado is once again reshuffling its coronavirus vaccine distribution plan, this time bumping older and sicker people up in line and moving down most essential workers who were slated to start...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of animal abuse admits to having pets on property

A La Plata County man previously convicted of animal abuse pleaded guilty this week to violating the terms of his probation after he was found last summer in possession of animals, a violation of...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 16 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cries for help led to driver’s rescue on Red Mountain

A 30-year-old man from Grand Junction has been identified as the driver who went an estimated 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass on Thursday, requiring an extensive rescue effort and transport to a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 16 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

4-year-old Durango girl battles rare cancer

In November, Tiarah Lewis was home from work with a mild case of COVID-19 when she noticed a small bump on the head of her 4-year-old daughter, Kaziyah. “She plays very rough, right. So, I didn’t...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health System relaxes visitation rules

Effective March 1, Southwest Health System will relax visitor guidelines to allow one screened, designated visitor to accompany patients for all medical services. One screened, designated visitor...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 17 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City offers new way to pay utility bills

Beginning March 1, Cortez residents will have a new option to pay the same amount each month for utilities. Under the Budget Pay Plan Program, citizens pay the same amount each month based on a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assistant DA looks to dismiss attempted murder charges against Jennifer Folsom

Charges against Jennifer Marie Folsom for suspicion of attempted second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr. in 2018 will not be pursued because of doubt about her guilt and the results of a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 22 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez narcotics team makes another heroin arrest

A Cortez man was arrested last week at gunpoint on the city’s Main Street and charged with suspected heroin possession and distribution. Christopher Allen Gonzales, 24, initially was arrested on a...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | UPDATED: 18 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man pleads guilty to menacing woman who crashed on Haycamp Mesa

A Montrose man arrested on suspicion of threatening a woman on Haycamp Mesa and for trespassing has pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain with the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s office....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car found off Wolf Creek Pass belonged to woman missing since January

The remains of a woman found off Wolf Creek Pass appear to be those of Marlena Mizell, a 49-year-old who had been missing for nearly two months, according to the woman’s daughters. The Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 16 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver plunges 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass, requires helicopter transport

A driver who went an estimated 750 feet off Red Mountain Pass on Thursday required rescue and transport by helicopter to a hospital in Grand Junction, according to Colorado State Patrol. Trooper...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 16 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Why do rural Colorado counties have higher vaccination rates?

Across much of the Front Range and Colorado’s other biggest counties, securing a coronavirus vaccine remains an arduous endeavor. Overloaded websites. Lengthy wait lists. Hair-pulling frustration....

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | UPDATED: 16 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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