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Arizona man pleads guilty to biting firefighter near Hesperus

An Arizona man was sentenced to 18 months probation Wednesday as part of a plea agreement for biting a firefighter who tried to help him after a rollover crash south of Hesperus. Joe Benally, 20,...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 announces new loan committee member

Shawn Gregory has joined the Region 9 Economic Development District’s Business Loan Fund Committee as a Montezuma County representative. Acording to a Region 9 news release, Gregory founded Tuffy...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local McDonald’s rewards students for reading

The Cortez McDonald’s has made a commitment to rewarding local students for academic achievements. “Last year, McDonald’s supported education in our area with a program called ‘Readers are...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekend Christmas celebrations running ahead of cold front

Several holiday events are planned for Cortez and the surrounding area on Saturday, a day before a cold front is expected to arrive in Western Colorado. The biggest is the Four Corners Board of...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police arrest carjacking suspect in downtown Durango

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking at Fort Lewis College was arrested Thursday in downtown Durango. Durango police located and arrested Roger Chase Brassard, 25, of Durango near 11th...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documents: Bears Ears divided into two smaller monuments

Maps and documents obtained by the Wilderness Society and the Washington Post show dramatic changes to the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments that are expected to be...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How Trump’s Pocahontas remark can be offensive

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Members of Virginia tribes that count Pocahontas among their ancestors said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should not use her name for political gain. The historical figure...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez budget begins to take shape

The Cortez budget for 2018 began to take shape during a Tuesday meeting and workshop as the council prepared for its upcoming final vote. Eight city departments requested funding for next year in a...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School Board names new officers

In a meeting Tuesday night, the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board appointed new officers, briefly discussed the budget and held a meet-and-greet session with the audience. Sherri Wright was...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

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DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Sunflower Troupe plans four performances of ‘Savannah Sipping Society’

The Sunflower Theatre at KSJD will present the comedy play “Savannah Sipping Society” on four nights in December. According to a news release from the theater, the Sunflower Troupe production is at...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez studios hold open house to benefit Montezuma Land Conservancy

Cortez art shops Home & Range and Clementine Design Studio will hold a joint open house on Friday to benefit the Montezuma Land Conservancy. Rosie Carter, who owns Home & Range, will debut a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News