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Western Excelsior fire traced to faulty fan

The investigation into the cause of the Western Excelsior fire points to a faulty ventilation fan in a sharpening shop. Mancos Fire Chief Tony Aspromonte said that current burn evidence indicates a...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Excelsior workers, town look toward uncertain future

On Monday afternoon, Mancos resident Jonathan Sam went home to see part of his livelihood up in flames. Sam worked at Western Excelsior Corp. in Mancos as a machine operator for two years before...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez protesters take Tipton to task on health care

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, encountered a passionate group of protesters during an appearance at the Montezuma County Commissioners’ meeting on Monday. About 40 people lined up on the street...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State patrol investigates crash that sent vehicle into Dolores River

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating how a woman’s vehicle ended up in the middle of the Dolores River on Tuesday about 20 miles northeast of Dolores. The driver, Kiffanie Smith, 29, of...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last-minute fix for Colorado’s roads fails as session nears end

DENVER – The last-minute attempt to fix Colorado’s crumbling roads suffered a blowout Tuesday at the Capitol. Senate Bill 303, which would dedicate 5 percent of sale tax revenue to transportation...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cory Gardner, Scott Tipton want BLM headquarters moved west

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Like many departments and agencies within the executive branch, the Bureau of Land Management has its headquarters in Washington. But Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, and Rep....

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters attack hot spots at Western Excelsior

The Western Excelsior fire continued to smolder on Wednesday as the town considered the potential loss of its biggest business and the investigation into the blaze pointed to a faulty ventilation...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners approve D&L high-impact permit

The Montezuma County commission voted 3-0 Monday to approve a controversial high-impact permit that will allow D&L Construction to conduct crushing operations and construction storage on County...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire engulfs Western Excelsior plant in Mancos

The Western Excelsior plant in Mancos erupted into flames Monday afternoon, prompting at least nine fire departments to send fire engines and crews to the rapidly escalating blaze.The Mancos fire...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in double homicide caught after car chase in Cortez

A man suspected of killing an elderly couple in Williams, Arizona, was arrested Friday night in south Cortez after a chase involving officers from three law enforcement agencies, the Colorado State...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek farmer awarded $26,500 in damages from elk

A Dove Creek farmer was reimbursed more than $26,500 on May 5, after a herd of elk last summer destroyed his cornfield, resulting in a complete loss of crops. The money comes from a Colorado Parks...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chaos breaks out during school finance debate

DENVER – The Senate was thrown into chaos briefly Friday as rule books and copies of the Colorado Revised Statutes were thrown open to check procedures because of a ruling by a committee chairman....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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