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An American story: Citizenship comes with hard work, patience

Gustavo A. Casillas’ journey to Cortez is an American success story.The owner of Gustavo’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar in Cortez immigrated to the U.S. in 2002 from the small town of Juchitlan,...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional Native athletes head to North American games

A group of Native American athletes, mostly from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes, is heading to Canada this week to compete in an athletic competition that draws the largest cultural...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes get a send-off to North American games

In Towaoc, a lunch and prayer were held Thursday to send off the Ute Mountain Ute athletes, coaches and parents to the 2017 North American Indigenous games. “We’re sending our youths to compete in...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado advances in state Little League tournament

Stepping onto the mound moments before throwing out the game’s opening pitch on Wednesday, Caleb Compton smiled as about 30 young fans seated down the third-base line chanted his name. Then, over...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Confidentiality requests increase after call for voter info

DENVER – Enrollment in Colorado’s confidential voter program has nearly tripled in La Plata County since Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Colorado would provide some publicly available...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How retirees and a changed economy reshaped rural politics

A respectful hush falls over the living room of this large house just outside Walsenburg, Colorado. Members of the Huerfano County Republican Party have gathered here to celebrate President Donald...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state addresses privacy concerns over voter info

DENVER – Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said he will provide a presidential commission looking to crack down on voter fraud with publicly available voter information and a list of...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government tweaks free, reduced-price school lunch rules

The expansion of guidelines this year for free and reduced-price school meals will help more families in need qualify for help, said Brehan Riley, director of the Office of School Nutrition at the...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez board members likely to receive employee discounts

During a busy work session before the Tuesday meeting, the Cortez City Council agreed to move toward providing more benefits to volunteer members of town boards. The discussion was continued from...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man suspected of peeping into women’s bathroom pleads guilty

A Cortez man suspected of peeping into the women’s bathroom at the Durango Welcome Center in May pleaded guilty Wednesday. Hernando Tsosie, 39, faced one count of invasion of privacy for sexual...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BeeHive Homes memory care center comes to Cortez

On Saturday, members of Cortez’s government and health community attended a private groundbreaking ceremony for an assisted living facility that will specialize in serving dementia patients. The...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Education launches new financial transparency website

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education is hoping to pull back the curtain on school finance with a new website dedicated to tracking the funding streams and expenditures of the state’s 178...

DATE: July 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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