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Southwest Colorado snowpack highest level in 9 years

Snowpack across Southwest Colorado is at the highest level since 2008. The San Miguel, Mancos, Dolores, Animas, La Plata and San Juan river basins all are above 100 percent of normal snowpack,...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez weekend weather brings high winds

Southwest Colorado and eastern Utah will be under a wind advisory from 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Winds between 20 and 35 mph are...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning votes ‘no’ on Osprey Packs day care

On Tuesday, the Cortez planning and zoning commission voted not to consider a proposed land use amendment that would allow child care as a conditional use in the Industrial Park. At their March...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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