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Mountain Studies Institute to hold online youth summit about environmental issues

Mountain Studies Institute is looking for students and adults interested in participating in its virtual Resiliency Youth Summit, which will allow students to present their projects about...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet: ‘We do not have to accept massive childhood poverty’

Since 2017, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has pushed legislation meant to alter the child tax credit in a way that would significantly decrease childhood poverty. Now, with a temporary expansion to the...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sees COVID-19 hospitalizations, infections rise

DENVER – Health officials in Colorado have reported an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state while infections also suggest wider spread of the virus. The state Department of Public...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis warns wildfire season is a ‘year-round phenomena’

DENVER – Colorado fire officials along with Gov. Jared Polis announced the 2021 wildfire season mitigation plan Thursday to fight fires earlier with more money and resources on the ground, after...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez mogul skier competes at U.S. Junior National Championship

A teenage skier from Cortez is ripping up the slopes, catching big air and competing at the national level. Mogul skier Max Johnson, a sophomore at Montezuma-Cortez High School, raced in the U.S....

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man in tree holds officers at bay for three hours in Cortez

A man who refused to climb down from a tree kept Cortez police officers and Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputies waiting for three hours and avoided a fire department ladder crew before he climbed...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hikers report illegal target shooting on Canyons of the Ancients Monument

A Bureau of Land Management ranger responded to a report of shots fired in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument about 12:30 p.m., according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Nowlin said someone called...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four local standouts named to Colorado hoops all-state squads

DENVER – Putting a bow on the 2021 winter sports seasons, the Colorado High School Activities Association named its All-State teams for the recently completed basketball campaign. Capping stellar...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What would Biden’s infrastructure plan do for Southwest Colorado?

In the next few weeks, Congress has the opportunity to pass a bill that promises to make sweeping and significant improvements in American infrastructure. If passed, the investment could bring...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police, Sheriff’s Office to co-host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Representatives from the Cortez Police Department and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this month. The goal of the event is to...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

8 big things you need to know about Colorado’s $34 billion budget

Colorado lawmakers this week began debating the state’s $34.1 billion budget, which helps chart a path out of the coronavirus crisis and sets aside millions of dollars for equity-related...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man missing for two months found deceased

An 18-year-old La Plata County man who had been missing for two months was found dead Wednesday less than a half mile from a residence in the Rafter J subdivision southwest of Durango, according to...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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