Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

One look at Durango High School, built in 1976, and Montezuma-Cortez High School, which opened in 2015, tells you a lot about how the world of education has changed 20 years after the Columbine...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional farmers sign up to cash in on hemp

More and more farmers are growing hemp after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill that legalized the production of the plant nationwide. Thirty farmers in Montezuma County and 45 in La Plata County...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators react to redacted Mueller report

The response from the Colorado senators to the public release of the long-anticipated and redacted Mueller report reflected a larger party divide in Washington, D.C. As Washington scrambled to...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT warns about undetonated bombs from avalanche mitigation

If you come across what looks like an explosive device in the San Juan Mountains this summer, don’t touch it. The Colorado Department of Transportation is getting the word out that some explosives...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and Silverton railroad clears path for first ride May 4

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, with the help of Durango-based Bonds Construction, has cleared the 45-mile track from Durango to Silverton. Bonds Construction posted to its Facebook...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

East Animas Road reopens after almost monthlong closure

East Animas Road reopened Wednesday after county crews were able to clear the onslaught of mud and debris slides. The road (County Road 250) closed March 22 in the 2700 block , which has a history...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Fire donates medical supplies to mounted patrol

Last weekend, the Cortez Fire Protection District donated medical supplies to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office’s mounted search and rescue unit. The donation officially took place on April 14...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court orders competency analysis for suspect in 50-mile chase

A man facing 32 charges including for attempted first- and second-degree murder, will be evaluated by a doctor to determine competency. Casey Dee Larsen of Mancos, who was wanted in connection with...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A fat snowpack: Farmers should have water through October

YELLOW JACKET – Sprouts from a volunteer crop of spring wheat in a field kept fallow during last year’s drought provided a reassuring sign earlier this month for Chris Neely. “Last year, the only...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Montezuma County board OKs telecommunication tower

A 100-foot telecommunication tower proposed for a commercially zoned neighborhood south of Cortez was recommended for approval by the Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Department because it met...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s prom time in Dolores and Cortez

Cortez and Dolores high school students were decked out in bow ties, gowns and heels this weekend, with both school districts holding senior prom on Saturday night. The Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez-area youth services seek to collaborate

There is a wide array of services that support youths in Montezuma County, but services are not always connected. Representatives of local organizations met Tuesday to address that challenge,...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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