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One suspect dies after shootout with Montezuma deputies

One suspect died in a shootout with a Montezuma County Sheriff deputy Thursday afternoon near the Utah border. Two others were arrested. There were no reports of injured deputies. Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Matthew Broughton, Cameron Fury win Round 2 consolations at state

Competing in front of a large crowd at the Pepsi Center in Denver on Feb. 15, several local wrestlers scored wins in the first round of the Colorado State Wrestling Tournament. Round 1 Mancos...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 43 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Rollover on County Road 26 blocks northbound traffic

A rollover crash was reported to law enforcement officers about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The crash occurred on the 11000 block of County Road 26. The driver was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 14 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation mostly mum on gun control after school shooting

WASHINGTON – Americans are again calling on Congress to take action on gun control after another mass shooting left 17 people dead Wednesday at a Florida high school. Reaction on Capitol Hill was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Political pros say Colorado’s unaffiliated voters could confound stereotypes in primary election

When Colorado voters cast ballots in the upcoming primary election, they’ll almost certainly face an unprecedented smorgasbord of candidates spread across an unusually high number of races up and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate committee turns down bill to change sex crime sentencing

The Senate Judiciary Committee Monday voted down a bill that would change the state’s laws on indefinite sentencing for sex offenders. The measure, Senate Bill 17, would allow judges to determine...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the protectors of British Columbia’s coast

Although gauzy clouds often smother British Columbia’s coastal rainforest, they’re nowhere to be seen on this brilliant September afternoon. The sky is stretched wide open; the ocean flickers with...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outlier Cellars to hold grand opening in Mancos

After years of planning, Mancos’ new cidery is ready to hold a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 24. Three Montezuma County entrepreneurs leased a former motorcycle mechanic shop on Main Street last...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM plans for travel management

The public has been weighing in on where they would like to see additional parking lots and trails on the Tres Rios district of the Bureau of Land Management. During community meetings in Cortez...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire Protection District swears in new lieutenants

The Cortez Fire Protection District welcomed two new lieutenants to its ranks on Wednesday night. Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Bittle swore in Charles Borden and Patrick Spencer as lieutenants at the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denkai Animal Sanctuary moves to Yellow Jacket

Floss Blackburn moved her national animal rescue organization, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, to Yellow Jacket in October. Founded in 2004, the sanctuary operated out of Weld County until the move last...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council discusses plans for water conservation

Cortez Public Works Director Phil Johnson used a Tuesday workshop to outline his plans to update the city’s water conservation strategies. The city gets its water supply primarily from the Dolores...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News