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Re-1 School Board discusses safety survey, suspensions, mill levy

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday discussed a topics including the results from the district’s safety survey, suspensions resulting from a recent student get-together, the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials attend renaming event for Canyons of the Ancients center

The Anasazi Heritage Center was renamed the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum during a ceremony on Saturday. Museum volunteers, Bureau of Land Management staff, Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac crashes during 450SX duel in Massachusetts, finishes second

Eli Tomac of Cortez finished second Saturday in the 450 Supercross in Foxborough, Massachusetts, after a fierce late-lap duel with Marvin Musquin for the lead. Musquin led Tomac for 21 laps until...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Flames engulf garage in Mancos; investigation underway

The cause of a fire that destroyed a garage and shed in Mancos on Friday is under investigation, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. The Mancos Fire Department responded to a fire in the...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As La Plata County grows, ‘rush hour’ may become a real concern

Durango’s “rush hour” isn’t much by big city standards, but given the expected population boom, this relatively remote pocket of Southwest Colorado could be in for a rude awakening. “We’re pretty...

DATE: April 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Suspect in threat to Montezuma-Cortez schools is identified

The suspect who allegedly made an unsubstantiated threat toward Montezuma-Cortez schools was apprehended Friday afternoon in Cortez after the Sheriff’s Office located his car. “The Sheriff’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, Mancos and Cortez chile verde finish in Top 10

The votes are in for USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice chile verde contest, and La Plata and Montezuma county restaurants seem to have tickled readers’ fancy, and perhaps whetted their hometown...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council to decide on Montessori school relocation

In its first meeting with three newly elected members, the Cortez City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a permit allowing a school to move into the Montezuma County Justice Building....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department investigating homicide

The Durango Police Department is investigating a homicide on Plymouth Drive, according to a city news release. A 51-year-old man was found dead in his home April 13, the release said. A medical...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet introduces bill to protect 61,000 acres in the San Juan Mountains

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced a bill Thursday that would designate nearly 61,000 acres of the San Juan Mountains as wilderness, extending the strictest federal conservation...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault charges against filmmaker Kody Dayish dropped

A felony sexual assault charge against a New Mexico filmmaker was dismissed Friday in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, was arrested last month for an incident that occurred...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

World’s fastest monster truck to stop in Cortez

The Raminator, a Guinness World Record-breaking monster truck, will charge into Cortez for a two-day family event starting May 4. Built by the Hall Brothers racing team, the 10,300-pound behemoth...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News