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Trade magazine highlights Dolores engravers Jerry and Marcie Ryan

Ryans’ Custom Products, a personalization retailer in Dolores, is featured in the July issue of Insights, a national trade magazine. Jerry and Marcie Ryan have been creating custom award trophies...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado zoo closed after hailstorm injures 5, kills birds

COLORADO SPRINGS – A busy Colorado zoo was closed Tuesday as officials assessed damage from a severe hailstorm that sent five people to the hospital and killed two zoo birds. The Cheyenne Mountain...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado joins multistate lawsuit to stop online plans for 3D printed guns

Colorado is now among the states suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 5,750 acres

The Plateau Fire intensified on Monday, growing to 5,750 acres as the fire made short runs through crowns of trees and torched groups of others. The fire also moved down canyon with northerly...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

President Dee Prock resigns from Dolores school board

Dee Prock, president of the Dolores school board, has resigned in the midst of a recall election effort against her. In April, critics targeted Prock and fellow board member Vangi McCoy for a...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brauchler plans stop Tuesday at GOP office in Cortez

George Brauchler, Republican candidate for Colorado Attorney General, will meet with constituents and civic leaders to discuss his long-term plans for to avoid “frivolous taxpayer-funded lawsuits,”...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition Derby thrills big crowd at Fairgrounds Speedway

Smoke hovered above the track at Fairgrounds Speedway, the smell of funnel cake and hot dogs filled the air, sledgehammers striking metal could be heard in the distance, and excited fans packed...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Ranch Rodeo showcases traditional way of life

For as long as he can remember, longtime Cortez area resident Hardy Tozer has been around livestock. Not long after he could walk, a rope was placed in his hand, and not long after that, he sat in...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Montezuma County commissioners revise, broaden tax plan

The Montezuma Board of County Commissioners is considering asking voters for a 1 percent sales tax in November to offset budget shortfalls from the local oil and gas market and residential tax...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire at Mesa Verde’s far southeast border reaches 185 acres

The Moccasin Mesa Fire, burning near the far southeast boundary of Mesa Verde National Park, remained at 185 acres on Monday, according to the incident command team. The fire was burning in steep...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire north of Nucla grows to 6,439 acres

The Bull Draw Fire, burning in a remote area 12 miles northwest of Nucla, grew to 6,439 acres by Monday afternoon. This weekend, the fire forced the evacuation of a home and several cabins, and...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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