Area reservoirs, at historic lows, rebounding with October rains

Turns out, despite years of devastating drought in Southwest Colorado, it doesn’t take too long for the region’s reservoirs to replenish. In 1977, Southwest Colorado’s third lowest water year in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared the Montezuma County sheriff deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez finalizes permit for temporary winter homeless shelter

The Cortez homeless population will still be able to find refuge this winter while the Bridge Emergency Shelter builds a new permanent home, but there will be changes this season. The Cortez City...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Niño could bring some drought relief to the Southwest

OKLAHOMA CITY – Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Niño weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado offering free sign-language interpretation services

People in need of sign-language interpretation services can request them for free under a pilot program being offered by the state of Colorado. Rural residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ballot returns nearing the half-million mark

Ballots sent to county clerks are now approaching the half-million mark, according to Friday figures from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Total ballots turned in so far number 468,366,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Teen faces charge after collision on Main Street

Two vehicles were involved in a collision Friday evening at the intersection of East Main and State streets in Cortez. Police Lt. Andy Brock said a 16-year-old female driver of a red Honda CRV was...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez finance director: Halt construction on fiber project

Less than two months before the city of Cortez is expected to adopt a balanced 2019 budget, the proposed budget is running in the red, and the fiber-optic internet installation program is draining...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT explains upcoming transportation ballot initiatives

Colorado voters on Nov. 6 will determine the fate of two ballot initiatives that would provide different levels of funding for transportation projects throughout the state. Mike McVaugh, Region 5...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton’s skijoring race likely to return this winter

The annual skijoring race in Silverton is expected to return this winter. Pete Maisel, event organizer, said all insurance issues that arose out of the 2017 skijoring race – where three people were...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter mistakenly kills moose in Silverton

A hunter from Farmington shot a moose that he mistook for a bull elk last weekend outside of Silverton. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday that the hunter, Bruce Black, self-reported the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Staff shakeup, low test scores hit Kiva Montessori School

At 8:08 a.m. on Sept. 17, a person claiming to be a Children’s Kiva Montessori School staffer emailed CKMS board members an account of alleged mismanagement and neglect by a superior at the school....

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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