Fun flows into Montezuma County with Dolores River Festival

This year’s Dolores River Festival took place on a hot, dry Saturday, but it managed to keep the fun flowing. People started camping out at Joe Rowell Park on Friday night, anticipating the annual...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire northwest of Pleasant View is extinguished

Crews from multiple agencies including the Dove Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service worked Tuesday to put out hot spots and reinforce the...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge Emergency Shelter gets approval for new site plan in Cortez

In its first meeting since the April 3 election, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday approved a site plan for the new Bridge Emergency Shelter. Ever since they learned in January...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial shows off $32 million upgrade

New buildings, spacious, sunlit patient rooms and modern technology greeted dozens of visitors to the grand opening of the expanded Southwest Memorial Hospital campus on Monday. Anchoring the south...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

VFW Auxiliary names Mancos Days Queen

Every year, the Auxiliary for the Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 elects a woman to honor. Our guidelines are simple: a woman that was either born in the Mancos area or moved here in her youth, has...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez city manager candidates meet the public in open house

The five candidates for Cortez city manager introduced themselves to the public in a City Hall open house Monday night. Mark Campbell, Timothy Dodge, John Dougherty, Phil Johnson and Martin Moore...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa residents watch, prepare for 416 Fire

HERMOSA – As the 416 Fire moves into the Hermosa Creek Drainage, residents have grown concerned that they may be in danger and are taking it upon themselves to help protect their homes. Since the...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire grows another 1,000 acres, remains 10 percent contained

11:40 a.m. A community meeting that was scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Silverton Town Hall has been moved to Silverton School Gym on 12th and Reese St. Update from Wednesday morning High...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores town manager resigns, cites Sunshine Law violation

Interim Dolores Town Manager David Stahl Sr. abruptly resigned last week after alleging that three town board members violated Colorado’s Sunshine Law while preparing for an interview process for...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vanasoap sells homemade artisan soaps without palm oil

Vanessa McCowan originally took up soap making as a hobby, but she now sells them as Vanasoap at the Durango Farmers Market. “I started off giving them as gifts to friends and family,” she said....

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Al Chione loves to watch the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train chug past his house several times a day north of Durango. But as a former volunteer firefighter, he is also keenly aware of the...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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