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County commission proposes cuts to local programs

Revenues won’t cover expenses for the $13 million Montezuma County budget for 2018, but tapping into reserves will balance it out. Expected revenues of $12.3 million are down due to a lower tax...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Small porch fire in north Cortez

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI seeks potential sex abuse victims on reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls. Fydel Jones...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

TSA changes at Durango airport cause slight delays

Recent changes in airport security screening procedures hit Durango this week. After some initial day delays, Tony Vicari, aviation director at Durango-La Plata County Airport, expects the flow at...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County activists protest shrinking of monuments

Members of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and other activist groups gathered at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument on Saturday to protest the shrinking of another monument. The rally at...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vista Grande holds annual ‘Hazel’s Place’ store

Each year, the Vista Grande Nursing Home in Cortez opens the Hazel’s Place Christmas store. The “store” is free for residents to shop for themselves, family and friends. The event is sponsored by...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez National Honor Society holds coat drive

The National Honor Society of Montezuma-Cortez High School is seeking donations for its annual coat drive. According to senior Liz Story, M-CHS chapter president, the coats will go to Wings/Renew...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New drug could stall deadly symptoms of rattlesnake bite

TUCSON, Ariz. — As soon as a rattlesnake sinks its fangs into a victim, the venom starts traveling through the bloodstream. Within seconds, people can experience pain, swelling, bleeding and...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec High School closed indefinitely after shooting

AZTEC, N.M. — A northwestern New Mexico high school where a deadly shooting occurred will remain closed until further notice. Authorities say 21-year-old William Atchison, a former student at Aztec...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos pop-up gallery introduces Back Roads Collective

One of the art shows that opened in Mancos Friday night as part of the Creative District’s Christmas celebration was a temporary pop-up gallery featuring rural art with a contemporary twist. The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christmas comes to Mancos

Mancos’ Old-Fashioned Christmas hit full stride on Friday night with the Grand Winter Nights and continued Saturday with a holiday arts market at Main Street and Grand Avenue. HelloZark Studio...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify school shooter as 21-year-old Aztec man

AZTEC – A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News