Southwest Colorado celebrates Independence Day

There are a variety of events across Southwest Colorado to celebrate Independence Day. The eighth annual Cortez Burst Triathlon begins at the Cortez Municipal Pool at 7 a.m., with orientation for...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos artist asks permission to install public mosaics

A mosaic artist has asked for the town board’s support in her efforts to make Mancos prettier. Lily Russo, of Lily Mosaics, gave a presentation to the board on June 28 with some proposals and...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Tavern focused on quality, fun times

After a brief closure, Dolores’ most scenic restaurant and bar has reopened under new management. The mother-son team of Stacey Pearson and Cody Bracken has opened up the Dolores Tavern at 1319...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court blocks delay of methane rules

DENVER – A U.S. Court of Appeals blocked EPA administrator Scott Pruitt from delaying the implementation of the methane regulations adopted under the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote Monday. This...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fires flare up in Montezuma, Dolores counties

Dry lightning on Sunday likely started three wildfires in Montezuma County and Dolores Counties, according to county and federal officials. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said a blaze north...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Micro baseball team wins championship

With a bat resting just above his shoulder and his eyes focused intently on an incoming pitch, 8-year-old Cortez resident Trey looked like a Big League star, albeit a miniature one.So, too, did...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Road crews take a break on U.S. 491; paving resumes Wednesday

Road construction on U.S. 491 has paused for the Fourth of July holiday, but work will resume on Wednesday. Drivers will continue to encounter single-lane, alternating travel for paving operations...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado is fifth most patriotic state in the country

Americans express patriotism in many forms, and Colorado was ranked the fifth most patriotic state in America, according to a recent study conducted by the financial website WalletHub. With the...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phil's World trail plan gets state cultural review

The potential impacts to archaeological sites from proposed new trails to the Bureau of Land Management’s Phil’s World area is a concern for the State Historic Preservation Office.The trail plan...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Lightner Creek Fire 95 percent contained

The Lightner Creek Fire was 95 percent contained by Sunday evening and firefighters expected to spend Monday mopping and monitoring the fire. Better mapping revealed the fire has consumed 412...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents are encouraged to practice lightning safety

Gov. John Hickenlooper officially declared June 18 to 24 as Colorado Lightning Safety Awareness Week to encourage residents to learn about thunderbolts. Topics covered throughout the week included...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightner Creek Fire evacuees begin to return home

After a day of significant progress on the Lightner Creek Fire, residents who were evacuated began to return to their home in stages Saturday night. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, residents on...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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