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Could Colorado lose its industrial advantage over hemp?

WASHINGTON – The year hemp made its debut in 2014 at the Four Corners Agriculture Expo in Cortez, about 25 people showed up to learn about the plant the state of Colorado had recently legalized....

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board approves raises

The Dolores school board recently approved salary increases for all certified and classified staff members. The move includes increases in certified and classified salary tables, and will be paid...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service sued over decision to use chain saws in wilderness areas

A coalition of conservation groups has sued the U.S. Forest Service for its recent decision to allow chain saws for trail work in two wilderness areas in Southwest Colorado. The Forest Service...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies in Montezuma County jail

A man died in the Montezuma County Detention Center Wednesday morning. Michael McMordie, 33, of Cortez, passed away in his cell between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge allows dog sniffing evidence at Redwine trial, for now

A judge overseeing the trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, upheld a decision this week to allow evidence obtained by sniffing dogs at trial,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BP fined for 3 spills in La Plata County, will pay $12.5M to fix pipelines

BP America Production Co. has been fined $68,000 for three spills in La Plata County and will pay an estimated $12.5 million to fix pipeline issues in Southwest Colorado. The spills, according to...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival brings in nine acts on June 1

The Dolores River Festival, featuring nine bands and two stages, will take place June 1 at Joe Rowell Park. Admission is $25. Local and national acts will perform, with a mix of world rhythms,...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, May snow in Cortez is rare

How wacky is this spring’s weather? It depends on what you measure. At least by some measures, it’s off-the-charts loony, but by others, it’s a fairly conventional season. Cortez weather watcher...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

PCC Southwest awards 123 degrees and certificates

Pueblo Community College Southwest kicked off the local graduation season on May 11 by awarding 123 degrees and certificates in a ceremony at Montezuma-Cortez High School. The college’s president,...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Can greater focus on culture improve graduation rates among Native Americans?

Gail Tahhahwah moved to Durango from Oklahoma two years ago and began looking for ways for her family to become involved with the Native American community. Tahhahwah, who is Comanche, Kiowa and...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artisans of Mancos celebrates new artists

Artisans of Mancos celebrated the start of Mancos Grand Summer Nights with a reception for two new artists joining the cooperative. Alex Bond is a blacksmith and wood turner who uses nature as...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case declared mistrial

A 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision this week in a sexual assault trial, the latest twist in a gang rape case that also resulted in an overturned conviction. Six men and six women...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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