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Ranch Rodeo highlights rugged way of life

As the sun sank toward the horizon at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds on June 29, ranchers and horses joined bovine companions at the Four States Ag Expo Ranch Rodeo for a dance that has gone on...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Person remains missing five days after being swept away by stream

Authorities on Monday released the name of a Louisiana woman who has been missing for five days after she was swept away in a high-alpine creek while Jeep touring in the backcountry outside...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping laws take effect Monday across Colorado

Starting today, taking a quick puff on a vape pen in a bar or restaurant could land tokers in trouble. All vaping will be prohibited in most public places, including bars and restaurants, by a new...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teen ump caught in parents’ brawl gets major league support

DENVER – The 13-year-old umpire caught in the middle of a brawl at a youth baseball game got a big league show of support Sunday. Josh Cordova and his family were invited to Coors Field by major...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long-inactive site...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County closes road after avalanche

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chainless Brewing opens on north Main in Durango

Chainless Brewing, Durango’s newest brewery (and the seventh if you count the two that have left), came together through a lot of hard work and also a bit of luck. Lucas Ratcliff and Jason Hughes,...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez officials make headway on land use code

Cortez city staff have been ironing out the final details for the updated land use code, which will soon be put to a vote. The City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission held a workshop June...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 celebrations to light up the region

From rubber duck races in Rico to kids games that include climbing a greased pole and a pig chase in Dove Creek – not to mention barbecues and fireworks at dusk pretty much everywhere – the region...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters fuel Doe Canyon Fire

Firefighters in the past three days fueled a twofold growth of what is, in effect, an unintended and unscheduled prescribed burn in Doe Canyon, according to the U.S. Forest Service. “This is a...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac places third in Massachusetts motocross, widens series lead

Eli Tomac of Cortez widened his lead in the 450 Class of the AMA Motocross series with a third-place finish Saturday in Southwick, Massachusetts. In the first moto, Tomac and Marvin Musquin raced...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Shane French’s lawsuit against city, police officers nears end

Settlement negotiations are nearing a conclusion in the case of Shane French, a Cortez resident who has sued the city of Cortez and several police officers over an arrest in 2014. The civil lawsuit...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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