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Bayfield girl loses fight against brain cancer

Jolean Scott, a Bayfield girl diagnosed in August with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, died Monday with her family at her side. Jolean is remembered as an active, lively girl who zoomed around...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man kicked in face, arrested in alleged home burglary

A man suspected of trying to break into a home by crawling through a dog door was kicked in the face and later arrested, police said Tuesday in a Facebook post. The incident occurred Saturday in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez nonprofit awards over $300,000 to state food banks

Last week, Cortez nonprofit Onward! A Legacy Foundation awarded $326,000 in state funding to 70 food pantries and food banks across Colorado. The money was provided through the Food Pantry...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Future of farming to be discussed at Mancos library

Local farmers will lead a presentation at the Mancos Public Library on Thursday regarding the future of farming and agricultural career paths. “Launching the Next Generation of Farmers and...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

River permit party features hit country band

The Dolores River Boating Advocates will have their annual river permit party on Jan. 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The event features films, food, drinks, a silent auction...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board approves purchases, discusses project-based learning

The Mancos school board approved a series of funding authorizations at their regular meeting on a snowy Monday night. Directors first unanimously authorized Chief Financial Officer Christina Miller...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: U.S. 491 reopens; semitrailer crash causes injury

U.S. 491 has reopened north of Cortez following a closure due to adverse weather and hazardous driving conditions. Weather conditions have improved, and snowplow crews have sanded and plowed to...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Worker dies in explosion at natural gas site in Southwest Colorado

A 47-year-old New Mexico man died earlier this month after an explosion at a natural-gas well site in southern La Plata County. According to state records, Randy Yellowman was working as a contract...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man takes city to small claims court

Ron Cornelius came home thirsty late one night in 2016. He went to the faucet, turned the knob and put a cup under the spout. Nothing came out. “It turns out they had shut the water off, and they...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eclectic local author to speak in Dolores

On Jan. 26, Cortez writer Curt Melliger will read from and talk about his new book, “Heaven Here on Earth,” published this year by Ozark Mountain Publishing. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. at...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County ranks high for sexually transmitted disease

Sexually transmitted diseases have reached record levels for the fourth consecutive year in Colorado, and Southwest Colorado is not immune to the trend. Montezuma and La Plata counties ranked high...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for leading police on 2-hour car chase

A man who led police on a two-hour, high-speed car chase last year was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Christopher Sowder, 25, received 18 months for the car chase and six months for...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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