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Public-private partnership promotes rehab on Bull Draw Fire

The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Mule Deer Foundation and a local rancher plan to rehabilitate 6,400 acres of public lands affected by the Bull...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Voice’ finale: Farmington teenager emerges victorious

On Tuesday night, 16-year-old country singer Chevel Shepherd of Farmington was crowned the champion of “The Voice” Season 15; she’s now the proud owner of $100,000 and a recording contract with...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man arrested in Farmington in child solicitation case

Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico arrested a Dolores man for allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at a park in Farmington on Monday, Dec. 17....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

White Mesa Mill accepts Cherokee Nation radioactive waste

More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste has been delivered from the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma to the White Mesa Mill south of Blanding, Utah, in order to extract and recycle the uranium. The...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash kills Cortez woman, injures three kids

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 160 east of Pagosa Springs that killed a Cortez woman and seriously injured three juveniles. About 1:15 a.m. Sunday, a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will legalization of hemp pave way for its cousin, marijuana?

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed a long-anticipated agriculture bill with provisions that will federally legalize hemp, a move that has many speculating whether marijuana legalization...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Device opens airways for a good night’s rest

An implant is offering a new form of relief for people struggling to sleep through the night because of obstructive sleep apnea. Those with the condition often snore loudly or gasp for air when...


Kiva Montessori students display art, research projects

Students at Children’s Kiva Montessori School on Wednesday displayed a variety of art, research and writing projects at a gallery night for family and friends. From the campus of Crow Canyon...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A white Christmas? El Nino is setting up

There is a small chance for a white Christmas in Cortez, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Norv Larson said models indicate a 20 percent possibility for snowfall late in the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos announces two finalists to replace Spruell as town marshal

The search for a new Mancos town marshal has been narrowed down to two finalists: Boyd Neagle, a Cortez Police Department patrol officer, and Justen Goodall, a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy....

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge grants deferred judgment in burglary case

A Cortez man who pleaded guilty to burglarizing a home and stealing $750 to $2,000 in property was sentenced on Tuesday to a deferred judgment and 24 months of state-supervised probation. He also...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man suspected of assaulting deputy withdraws guilty plea

Stefen Chihocky pleaded guilty Tuesday in 22nd Judicial District Court to assaulting a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy in November, then withdrew his plea after a judge declined to lower his...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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