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Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango

A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative high school gets new campus

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. GOAL Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an accredited multidistrict online charter...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man gets 12 years in wife’s sexual assault

A Towaoc man with a history of domestic violence has been convicted of assault and sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. On Oct. 9, U.S. District Court Judge Robert E. Blackburn...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where they stand: Polis and Stapleton offer distinct choices

Colorado voters have a true choice this year. Democrat Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton have staked out distinctly different positions on most issues, although here and there they do agree on...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos is divided over Boyle Park herbicide treatment

Tension over weed control measures reached a head in Mancos last week after the town applied the herbicide 2,4-D to Boyle Park. Residents who showed up to the park to protest said the compound...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall now 100% solar powered

The city of Cortez has installed enough solar panels on the roof of City Hall to annually produce as much energy as the facility consumes. Shaw Solar, a solar contracting company based in Durango,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS softball is off to the state 3A tournament

The Montezuma-Cortez High School softball team is en route to Aurora for its state 3A championship. The team left at 9 a.m. Thursday for the eight-hour drive. The team, seeded No. 15 in the 3A...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit executive bound over on theft charges

Cheryl J. Beene, the former executive director of a Cortez nonprofit that serves victims of domestic violence, was bound over in Montezuma County District Court on Wednesday on charges of stealing...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four indicted on federal charges after Montezuma pot raids

Four suspects have been indicted on felony charges more than a month after a multi-agency raid of a large marijuana operation in Montezuma County. Jimmy Dang, Lisa Yang, Qi Lin Wu and Sang Teng...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First hemp processing plant gets county approval

The first hemp processing plant in Montezuma County has been approved by county commissioners pending state permits, and expects to begin operations soon. Ayani Botanicals, at 11012 U.S. Highway...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms

In November, voters will see a record number of Native American candidates on the ballot running for all areas of government; state legislatures, governorships and Congressional seats. Today, just...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Polis maintains lead over Stapleton in Colorado governor’s race

Jared Polis holds a lead of seven percentage points over Walker Stapleton in Colorado’s race for governor, according to pollsters who found the same margin in late September. The poll, by...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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