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Small Business Administration offers loans to businesses hit by 416 Fire

Small businesses that suffered lost sales because of the 416 Fire and subsequent flooding and debris flows can apply for federal disaster loans. The Small Business Administration has opened its...

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

Colorado to fly U.S. flag at half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain

Update: Just after 2 p.m. Colorado time Monday, and after more than 24 hours of criticism, President Trump issued a statement honoring Sen. John McCain’s service and ordered all U.S. flags flown at...

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

Three chances to meet candidates for Montezuma County commissioner

Three public meetings are planned leading up to the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners election in November. Tuesday night, the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association will host a forum of...

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

M-CHS football team dropped by Bloomfield in season opener

After a light pole fell into the stands at its home stadium and caused significant damage, the Montezuma-Cortez High School football team migrated to Dolores High School’s field for its home opener...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Sheriff: Deputies face disciplinary action after school security incident

The Montezuma County sheriff on Friday night said that a deputy faces dismissal or reassignment after he reportedly entered a classroom in Dolores during a security check and, using his hand to...

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

Eli Tomac wins second straight pro motocross championship

Eli Tomac raced through a muddy course Saturday in Indiana to win his second straight championship in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. He became the first rider to repeat as 450 class motocross...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Three locals named champion at Colorado State Fair

Following are results from the 4-H Club exhibits at the Colorado State Fair. Champions and reserve champions are highlighted with an arrow. Montezuma County Jessalyn Bay-Voit 2115: Adv Photography...

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

Governor candidates see dangers in health proposals

Health care ranks among the top issues in Colorado’s race for governor. But to hear the campaigns and their allies describe it, voters in November will be choosing between Democrat Jared Polis’ and...

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

Durango to reopen water dock to new customers

The city of Durango will start accepting new customers at its water dock on Sept. 4, reversing a controversial decision that left many La Plata County residents in a pinch for water. “The purpose...

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

Connecticut man dies Saturday on Vallecito Creek Trail

A Norfolk, Connecticut, man died from a suspected heart attack late Saturday afternoon on Vallecito Creek Trail. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith identified the man as Harold Amyotte, 55. Amyotte...

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

Memorial for Rosa Sabido’s mother set for Saturday in Mancos

A memorial Mass and service are planned for Sept. 1 for the mother of Rosa Sabido, an undocumented immigrant who has been living in sanctuary at Mancos United Methodist Church since June 2017....

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

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to drain the lake to make repairs, officials report. As a result, Colorado Parks...

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