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Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day

Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn had at least three things to do before 5 p.m. She had to get across town to the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in time to figure out how to print more tribal IDs, do an...

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

Was Gary Hart’s downfall orchestrated?

The events and images are the stuff of political legend. Gary Hart, the Colorado senator bound for the White House, saw his presidential ambitions evaporate overnight in 1987 when the Miami Herald...

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

Pilot program to curb opioid addiction to be expanded

WASHINGTON – A pilot program that encouraged the use of alternatives to opioids at Colorado hospitals will soon be implemented at hospitals across the country as a result of President Donald Trump...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Google Street View car spotted on Main Street

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Google Street View car passed down Main Street in Cortez and turned onto Mildred Road as it captured images and mapping data of the area. Google Street View is a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film shares stories of Dolores River rafting in 1970s

Stories of a famous Dolores River rapid and how it got its absurd local nickname – the Chicken Raper – were shared with a packed house of boaters at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez last week. The...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County budget for 2019 'isn't pretty'

Only two people showed up Oct. 23 to comment on La Plata County's proposed 2019 budget, which plans for another year of low revenues. "If folks knew what this budget really meant, hopefully there...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds commit to eating more locally produced foods

About 500 residents in eastern La Plata County have made a commitment to ensure 10 percent of their food comes from local sources. “It’s a little bit of a challenge, but it’s not intimidating,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite falling enrollment, early education in Dolores excels

Enrollment and revenue at Dolores public schools have each fallen over 10 percent since 2015, but students have shown notable increases in testing performance, particularly in the lower grades....

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Casting call: Post-Civil War film to be shot in Southwest Colorado

A film about families torn apart after the Civil War is expected to be shot in Southwest Colorado and feature local rodeo talent. “The Orphan Train” tells the story of a Union soldier seeking his...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Southwest Colorado legislative candidates file latest campaign finance reports

With the General Election less than a week away, candidates for the Colorado General Assembly filed their final campaign-finance reports before voters’ mail-in ballots are due. The final financial...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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