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New Mexico man with 9 DUIs is arrested in Cortez

A Shiprock man with seven DUI convictions in New Mexico and two in Colorado was arrested on a DUI in Cortez on Dec. 23. Perry Hayes Jr., 47, allegedly had an open case of Budweiser in the backseat...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car goes off Red Mountain Pass on Wednesday

Another car, the second in two weeks, went off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray on Wednesday night. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said a car went off...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2018 a year of environmental decisions in Mancos

From concerns over the removal of trees at a school construction project to concerns over the use of an herbicide at a city park, 2018 in Mancos has been a year of conflict over land management and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners, irrigation company headed to trial over culvert

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners and the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. will go to trial in July to determine which entity is responsible to pay to replace aging culverts....

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2018: A championship year in Montezuma County sports

On many levels, sports are defined repetition. For instance, free throws are always worth one point, four quarters make up an entire football game, and 400-yard dashes never vary in distance....

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Snow, cold forecast for Cortez on New Year’s

Out with the old, and in with the cold: The remainder of 2018 is expected to be unseasonably chilly as a cold front moves into Southwest Colorado. The National Weather Service on Thursday announced...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2018: Year of drought, wildfires, political change

Major wildfires, drought, a large marijuana drug bust, an officer-involved fatal shooting, large hospital layoffs and a hard-fought election topped the news charts for Montezuma County in 2018....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A new look for Cortez in 2018

Cortez looks different in 2018. There are new medians on Main Street, the city launched a new website, and Cortez hired a new city manager. And there are more changes in store. The city has long...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New book takes a look at UFO activity in Colorado

Is Colorado a destination for beings from other galaxies? Longmont-based author and paranormal investigator Richard Estep’s new book, “Colorado UFOs,” talks to people who claim they have seen UFOs...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No power outages after snow brings down line in Dolores

Heavy, wet snow brought down a small power line in Dolores on Dec. 26, but there were no power outages. Empire Electric Association, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and Dolores Fire and Rescue...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm blankets Montezuma County with heavy, wet snow

A Christmas storm dumped 3.2 inches of snow in Cortez and about 6 inches in Dolores overnight Tuesday. For Cortez, the heavy, wet snow had a snow-water equivalent of about 5-to-1, said Jim Andrus,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores sees 2018 leadership changes in town and schools

In 2018, Dolores saw changes in leadership, wildfires, new trails, a murder case, a school board recall election, a reality show and new businesses. The year kicked off violently with a murder the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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