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Man arrested, woman injured in collision near Towaoc

A man was arrested and a woman was injured after two vehicles collided Tuesday morning near Towaoc. Colorado State Patrol troopers, the Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department and other emergency...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters extinguish house fire in north Cortez

Cortez police officers and firefighters responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at North Harrison and East Empire streets in Cortez. Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said one of the house’s...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gingerbread auction raises funds for Grace’s Soup Kitchen

The annual Gingerbread Auction to benefit Grace’s Soup Kitchen for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was held on Dec. 7. Organizer Leigh Waggoner, who started the event three years ago, said nearly...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico students gather belongings after school shooting

AZTEC – Students who attend a New Mexico high school where a shooting rampage claimed the lives of two classmates are being allowed to retrieve belongings left behind after the gunfire erupted. The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans announce run for county commissioner

Three Republican candidates have announced their intention to run for the District 1 seat on the Montezuma County Commission in the 2018 election. Jim Candelaria, Charlie Rosenbaugh and incumbent...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez, Montezuma County prepare for 2018 elections

Just a month after the end of the 2017 election in Montezuma County, local governments are gearing up for the 2018 election. Cortez Clerk Linda Smith told the City Council during a Nov. 28 workshop...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Small porch fire in north Cortez

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News