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How close is too close for a natural-gas well?

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released draft language for statewide setbacks and groundwater sampling regulations this week, but the new standards may not do much to change how...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dinner, music fundraiser for Samora family

There will be a fundraiser for the Rudy Samora family on Friday, Oct. 26. The fundraiser is a chili dinner with live music and a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lewis Arriola Community...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign headquarters crank up election efforts

If you’re registered to vote and haven’t mailed in your ballot yet, someone wants to talk to you.Campaigns have shifted into “ballot chase” mode, a voter-by-voter effort to win the election for...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funds pour into 3B bond issue

The Cortez 21st Century High School Committee has raised nearly $22,000 in its efforts to try to convince voters to support a $21.25 million bond to build a new high school.Around 75 percent of the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores forfeits football game

Dolores High School’s scheduled football game today at Centauri will not happen.DHS has forfeited the game after 20 of the 28 players were ruled ineligible. Dolores School Superintendent Scott...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire 100 percent contained

Blaze near Mancos Hill was around 80 acres

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS is up and down

The influx of students leaving Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 for Dolores School District Re-4A continues, but despite that, the revised enrollment numbers reveal a slight increase for Re-1....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

City wants graffiti gone

The Cortez City Council is looking into ways to curtail the graffiti problem in the community, but conceded it will not be easy.City Manager Shane Hale said it takes less than a few minutes to...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot issue a hot topic at forum

Amendment 64, which would legalize small amounts of marijuana in Colorado, was a hot topic at Monday’s Farm Bureau election forum. Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk spoke against the ballot...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County bores hole in drilling complaint

The Montezuma County Commission Monday afternoon declined to take away the two high-impact permits from the Bill Barrett Corp. after a Lewis resident claimed an explosion occurred under her...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

TV ads heat up congressional race

Ads continue to hit television screens in the close race for Western Colorado’s congressional seat.Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist plunged his group, Americans for Tax Reform, into the race last...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmer, rancher program info offered

An informational meeting for farmers and ranchers about federal government programs is coming up at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Cortez Conference Center. The meeting will be jointly conducted...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News