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Woman cited in T-ball brawl is granted deferred sentence

Keesha MacAulay, who was issued a summons for disturbing the peace after a June fight at a children’s T-ball game, has received a deferred sentence from Cortez Municipal Court. MacAulay was one of...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wave of butterflies lights up radar

DENVER – A lacy, cloudlike pattern drifting across a Denver-area radar screen turned out to be a 70-mile-wide wave of butterflies, forecasters say. Paul Schlatter of the National Weather Service...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rejects school demolition plan; costs rise

An attempt by the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District to cut $1 million from the cost of demolishing the retired high school has been rejected by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two face charges in attempted escape at Montezuma County jail

Two female inmates who were removed from their cell early Saturday morning face charges of attempting to escape from the Montezuma County Detention Center. Laci Hankins and Whitney Williford were...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas has dedicated much of her professional life to ensure that Native Americans have access to affordable education. When she retires from FLC at the end of...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning board approves planned Maverik expansion

In a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a permit to allow the Maverik Country Store on Dolores Road to undergo a major expansion. If approved by the city...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Mask You Live In’ shown at the Sunflower Theatre

On Thursday, the Sunflower Theatre screened “The Mask You Live In,” which explores how America’s definition of masculinity can harm men and boys. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado special session ends with no fix for pot-tax error

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature Tuesday without a fix to an intricate spending law that stripped some quasi-governmental agencies of the ability to collect...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manufacturing hits 16-year high in La Plata County

Manufacturing is a small piece of Durango’s economy, but it is growing at such a healthy pace that employment for manufacturing jobs hit a 16-year high in 2016 in La Plata County. “There is a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shenandoah residents upset over potential gas and oil development

Residents in the Shenandoah subdivision say they are caught off guard after learning about the possible development of a gas and oil field next to several homes. They take issue with not being...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico man missing; car found on Wolf Creek Pass

Authorities are still searching for Matthew Johnston, of Rico, who has been missing since Sept. 4. According to the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Johnston made a 911 call explaining that he was...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School District touts planned renovations

The Mancos School District has an extensive remodel planned for its antique school buildings starting next year, if it can secure the funding in this year’s election. Mancos voters will decide on a...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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