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Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 3,400 acres

The Plateau Fire burning north of Dolores has tripled in size since Monday, in part because of back-burning efforts by firefighters. The fire, in Plateau Canyon north of McPhee Reservoir, has grown...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire grows to 3,600 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, grew 800 acres on Wednesday, to a total of 3,600 acres. On Tuesday, the fire grew mostly to the west and south of the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec woman injured in rollover crash east of Mancos

A 33-year-old Aztec woman was seriously injured in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 160 near Mancos Hill on Monday night. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpl. James Proctor, Misty Gordon was...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

County online sales tax idea unconstitutional, state says

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners is considering asking voters in November to approve a sales tax specifically for purchases made over the internet. But the Colorado Department of Revenue...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Mancos Days festival attracts big weekend crowd

Several thousand people flooded downtown Mancos streets and parks last weekend for the 59th annual Mancos Days celebration. “We’re having a blast. A lot of people come back to Mancos for this event...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez painter brings ‘personal’ art show to Olio in Mancos

When Cortez acrylic painter Susan Reed’s new show is unveiled at Mancos’s Olio restaurant on Aug. 11, the artist said it will offer a personal glimpse into her life in the Southwest. Reed has lived...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired military vehicles see action during floods

Military surplus vehicles obtained by local law enforcement agencies give rural parades a little pep, but on occasion, they’re put to good use ending standoffs or assisting in other emergencies....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

RED MESA The clock is ticking for managers at Red Mesa Reservoir who have six years to raise millions of dollars for state-ordered repairs to prevent the dam’s demolition. “It’s going to be a...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages Chronic Therapy marijuana shop in south Cortez

An unexplained fire caused significant damage to the Chronic Therapy marijuana shop in south Cortez early Monday morning, but the building was saved. The fire at 1020 S. Broadway torched a good...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

42nd annual Escalante Days party scheduled for Aug. 10-11

“Where the Wild Still Lives” is the theme of the 42nd annual Escalante Days and Nights festival in Dolores Aug. 10-11. The downtown festival began in 1976 to commemorate the nearby Escalante Ruin,...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado medical marijuana companies in patent dispute

DENVER – A Colorado cannabis company is suing another firm in the state for patent infringement of its cannabinoid medical product formula. United Cannabis Corp. of Golden filed the lawsuit in...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico city near Navajo Nation sees tourism jump

GALLUP, N.M. – A western New Mexico city surrounded by Navajo culture and Native arts and crafts is experiencing a tourism boom not seen since the 1970s. Officials in Gallup, New Mexico, say the...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News