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Two Montezuma County properties honored as Centennial Farms and Ranches

What brought people west to Colorado was hope for prosperity and the allure of gold, but what kept them there was the agriculture. Land is a limited commodity, so settlers staked their claim and...

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

Film about Hunter S. Thompson to start shooting next week in Silverton

Crew members working on a film about author and counterculturist Hunter S. Thompson’s run for Pitkin County sheriff are starting to arrive in Silverton, and filming is expected to start next week. ...

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

Carjacking suspect identified

A man who was arrested in the Gem Village area Tuesday on suspicion of a carjacking in New Mexico was identified Wednesday. David Garcia, 36, is being held at La Plata County jail and he is being...

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

UPDATE: At least eight face charges in Cortez after pot raids

Eight people face charges after multi-agency raids seized about 4,300 marijuana plants Tuesday morning at several properties in Montezuma County, according to federal and local law enforcement...

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

Four candidates for county commission present views

More than 300 citizens filled the Sale Barn arena Tuesday to hear views from four candidates seeking election for Montezuma County commissioner seat representing District 1. In a rural setting,...

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

Dolores-Norwood Road chip seal gets funding

Increased traffic on the Dolores-Norwood Road has prompted the San Juan National Forest to add 4 miles of chip-seal surface. Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla announced this month that $502,696...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report released on horse accident; relatives disagree

A Montezuma County mounted patrol horse who kicked and injured two children during Escalante Days was startled by the kids’ roughhousing, which included being struck by a plastic hammer, according...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A bluegrass Grand Summer Night in Mancos

Grand Summer Nights comes to Mancos two more times this year in Pioneer Park. On Sept. 29, the event will feature a performance by The Fort Lewis College Big Band, with food from Zuma Natural Foods...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajos pick 2 seasoned politicians to vie for presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Voters on the country’s largest American Indian reservation have advanced two seasoned politicians vying for the presidency to the general election. Current tribal Vice President...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Second Coming of Christ in southern Idaho

Tara Westover’s astonishing debut memoir, Educated, chronicles how she grew up on a southern Idaho mountain in a survivalist Mormon family, never setting foot in school, but eventually earned her...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Marijuana impairment cited in fewer fatal crashes in 2017

The number of highway deaths involving Colorado drivers who had marijuana in their system grew again in 2017, a new state study shows. At the same time, traffic fatalities in which drivers had...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest draws a big crowd, benefits nonprofit

Offering a variety of activities for all ages, the Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest on Aug. 18 was a success for the fourth year in a row with the highest participation yet, co-owner of Mancos Brewing...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News