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Telluride Ski Resort plans to close April 7

The Telluride Ski Resort has announced an April 7 closing date, and Purgatory and Hesperus plan an extended season. “Despite an outstanding snow year, there is not sufficient skier volume to...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Dolores spring banquet is Saturday

Celebrate a snow-filled winter and warming weather at the annual Dolores Chamber Spring Banquet on Saturday, March 30. The locals’ favorite costume party kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Dolores...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez, former police officer pay $100K in misconduct case

The city of Cortez and a former Cortez police officer agreed in January to pay a $100,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed a year after the officer pleaded guilty in a criminal misconduct case....

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter math scores for Dolores students reveal mixed results

Winter math scores have been tallied and evaluated at Dolores elementary and secondary schools. During a recent board meeting for the Dolores School District RE-4A, the two school principals...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane lands at closed Dove Creek Airport

A pilot flying a small plane made an unexpected landing on a closed, muddy runway at the Dove Creek Airport Saturday afternoon. Nobody was injured, said airport manager Allan Anderson. The plane...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Horny’ box spreads sexual education across Fort Lewis College

Anonymous questions about everything from birth control to bondage can be slipped into Horny the Sex Box, a vessel set up to educate students at Fort Lewis College. Fort Lewis senior Matisse Monty...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three local nonprofit organizations receive grants

The El Pomar Foundation’s trustees have approved the allocation of $22,500 to three nonprofit organizations in the Southwest region at the Foundation’s February trustees meeting. Through the...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health may improve as regional poverty rates fall

Child poverty rates are falling in the region, a positive sign for long-term public health, according to new health rankings. Social and economic factors, such as child poverty and educational...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis says funds identified for full-day kindergarten

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan predicted state funding for full-day kindergarten, one of her main legislative goals, will become a reality during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly....

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac finishes third in Seattle Supercross but gains on leaders

Eli Tomac of Cortez finished third Saturday in the 450 Supercross in Seattle but gained two points on series runner-up Marvin Musquin, who was given the win but penalized seven points for a flag...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Court finds Damron not guilty by reason of insanity

Jeremiah Damron has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2017 death of his mother and will be committed to the Colorado Department of Human Services. During a hearing on March 14 in...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Beret from Cortez killed in combat in Afghanistan

Two American soldiers, including one from Cortez, Colorado, were killed Friday while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a news release. Both...

DATE: March 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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