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Wayward dogs return after forest adventure

Friend helps man find coonhounds lost for 6 months

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clinic opens doors

Southwest Memorial Hospital opened doors Monday on a new urgent care clinic in Cortez designed to offer a lower cost alternative to the emergency room.Dr. April Randle, medical director for the new...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road scholars uncover artifacts at Anasazi Heritage Center

Participants in a Road Scholars (formerly Elderhostel) program inventoried 23 boxes of Ancestral Puebloan artifacts at the Anasazi Heritage Center last week. The program, an educational service...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury hears child assault case

Testimony continued Monday in the case of a local man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl.Angelo Martinez, an officer of the Cortez Police Department, testified in 22nd Judicial...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spit that wad of cancer out

The first time I used smokeless tobacco I puked in my mother’s car. She was driving me, my sister and one of my sister’s friends home from a high school football game. I vomited what felt like my...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest service bars bat caves

DURANGO — The U.S. Forest Service has placed all caves and abandoned mines in five states, including Colorado, off-limits to public exploration as a way to slow the potential spread of a disease...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening statements, testimony starts in sexual assault trial

The trial of a local man accused of inappropriately touching a young girl commenced Thursday with opening statements and testimony.District Attorney Russell Wasley told the jury a story of when the...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaky ditches, rickety flumes dry to modern irrigation

Many historians agree Cortez and Montezuma County would not have developed into what they are today without water and the vision of those who brought it to the valley.More than 50 attended a...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fruit growers learn best techniques for snipping

Roughly 80 orchard enthusiasts gathered at the Southwest Colorado Research Station Thursday morning for the annual pruning workshop.Hosted by the Colorado State University Extension offices in...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shots damage Mesa Verde entrance station

Gun toting vandals caused more than $2,000 worth of damage to the entrance station to Mesa Verde National park. On February 24 during late evening or early morning hours a person or persons fired...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County nonprofits receive $65,000

Nonprofit organizations working in Montezuma County focused on youth and nonprofit collaboration received grants totaling $65,000 this week from Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation. Grants...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

City council considers new police cars

The Cortez City Council will vote on the approval of purchase for several new vehicles when it meets Tuesday.One of the items on the agenda includes the purchase of three police vehicles for a...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News