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BLM seeks input on roads, trails

The Bureau of Land Management Colorado Tres Rios Field Office is seeking the public’s help in reviewing its road and trail inventory in Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores, San Miguel and...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill increasing contraceptive access in Colorado OK’d by committee

DENVER – Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, had a startling revelation for his fellow Senators Wednesday during the committee hearing for a bill increasing women’s access to contraceptive medicines. “I’m...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Networking essential for new Montezuma farmers

This spring, elementary students Jayce Gray and Mikah Burris helped their parents build a high tunnel – a greenhouse with climate controls – on their family’s land south of Cortez.Evn and Kaliape...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New graduation requirements start this fall in Cortez

This fall’s incoming freshmen at Montezuma-Cortez High School will have expanded requirements for graduating in the class of 2021. The Colorado State Board of Education approved graduation...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animals on the edge: Threatened and endangered in the San Juans

With its remoteness and relatively undisturbed wilderness, the  San Juan Mountains are regarded as some of the best habitat for an abundance of wildlife. Nonetheless, protections have been put in...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council weighs possible sales tax renewal

The 2018 election is a long ways off, but members of the Cortez City Council may want to put a sales tax on the ballot. During a busy workshop on March 28, the council discussed a possible reissue...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school district plans $25 million campus upgrade

As the Mancos School District Re-6 prepares for an extensive campus upgrade, district officials are looking for feedback. The school board will host three informational public meetings, April 11...

DATE: April 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to 14 inches of snow forecast for SW Colorado mountains

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Southwest Colorado mountains from noon Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday.Light snow showers will begin early Monday morning with showers becoming more widespread...

DATE: April 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in Shiprock stabbing caught in Cortez after car chase

Cortez police and Montezuma County sheriff’s deputies helped Navajo police catch two suspects from Shiprock in Cortez on Saturday afternoon.According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears Ears spares uranium over dinosaurs

BLUFF – What was left out of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah is upsetting paleontologists, but relieving uranium miners. Paleontologist Rob Gay, of Museums of Western...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez air service will survive Trump budget, manager says

Though President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget calls for elimination of Essential Air Service – which benefits Cortez – airport manager Russ Machen said Wednesday there’s no cause for...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez juniors prepare for SAT exam this year

Colorado high school juniors will take the SAT instead of the ACT as their college entrance exam for the first time this year. A committee of school and district representatives from across the...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News