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Montezuma-Cortez Middle School honor roll released

The first quarter has come to an end for Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, and the middle school honor roll has been posted. This fall, 45 students earned a 4.0 grade point average, 116 a GPA...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

El Pomar awards thousands to local nonprofits

Last month, the El Pomar Foundation allocated $231,500 to nonprofits throughout the Southwest region, including Montezuma County. The El Pomar Foundation, founded in 1937, supports Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado biologist gets probation for selling bobcat pelts

GRAND JUNCTION – A former U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist who pleaded guilty to selling Colorado bobcat pelts to fur traders has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘I’ve got one!’ Hunting neon scorpions in the Arizona desert

LOST DUTCHMAN STATE PARK, Arizona – As the setting sun left a yellow tinge on dirt-colored cactuses as far as the eye could see, park ranger Anna Roberts gave us a lesson on what we were about to...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal land agency could bring more jobs to Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – The Bureau of Land Management has announced as many as 40 employees could be brought in to staff its new national headquarters in Colorado, bringing more jobs than originally...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big money and controversy surround Western trophy hunts

Eight days after he killed an elk nicknamed “Bullwinkle” in a hayfield east of Ellensburg, Washington, Tod Reichert had some explaining to do. Again. Over at least two decades, the southwest...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercury will make rare pass between sun and Earth

On Monday morning, Nov. 11, the planet Mercury will transit across the face of the sun and become visible as a small black dot as it passes between the sun and Earth. The transit begins at 5:35...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington building connections to its riverside trails

FARMINGTON – Construction is underway on a 1-mile trail extension along the San Juan and Animas rivers, part of a larger plan to connect the existing 10 miles of riverside trails, according to the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Graffiti painters

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County voter turnout spiked Tuesday

Tax increases, sports betting and school board races spurred far more La Plata County residents to cast ballots in this year’s election than in 2017 – the last comparable election, said Clerk and...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Blotter

Friday, Oct. 25 6:03 p.m. An officer was dispatched to McDonald’s, 1322 E. Main St., about a report of a counterfeit $100 bill. The officer reported the bill was “obviously” counterfeit. A woman...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Diane Mitsch Bush hopes environmental platform can unseat Rep. Scott Tipton

Former Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush is making a second attempt to unseat Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, with environmental priorities in mind. The 2018 Democratic nominee for the 3rd...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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