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Expect moderate gas price increases in 2018

How high will gas prices go in 2018? Experts say consumers are likely to pay more for gasoline in the upcoming year, but market forces are in place moderating those increases and make it unlikely...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Storm brings snow to Southwest Colorado; more might be coming

Overcast conditions and patchy fog made way for clear blue skies Sunday morning, but not before a short-lived snowstorm left a modest amount of snowfall in the parched high country of Southwest...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three horses struck by car on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango

Three horses owned by La Plata County rancher Ed Zink were killed earlier this week after being hit on U.S. Highway 550 in the Animas Valley, several miles north of Durango. Zink said he has...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coram, McLachlan prepare agendas for Legislature’s opening day

Although the Colorado General Assembly usually sees the most fervent action late in its sessions, state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, and state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, are gearing up for...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu hospitalizations are high across Colorado

If you were sick over the holidays, you were not alone. Flu season is hitting hard in Colorado. Three to four times more people have been hospitalized than usual and the trend isn’t slowing down,...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Eli Tomac crashes in Anaheim Supercross, injures shoulder

Eli Tomac of Cortez on Saturday crashed while leading the season-opening AMA 450X Supercross race and did not finish. Tomac was considered the favorite going into the main event in the Monster...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez pulls away for lopsided win against Durango

BAYFIELD – The Montezuma-Cortez boys basketball team outworked and outhustled longtime rival Durango High School in the first game of the 2018 Southwest Classic to earn a 68-46 victory Friday night...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

CSU students study noise at Mesa Verde park

DENVER – Most people can probably conjure up an image of a national park. Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome is a standard computer screen background. The Grand Canyon or Longs Peak are fixtures on...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three fire departments respond to Mancos blaze

A house fire on County Road 32 in Mancos is still under investigation. According to Shawn Bittle, assistant fire chief of the Cortez Fire Protection District, the point of origin was the kitchen,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to tackle business, election issues on Tuesday

In its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, the Cortez city council plans to discuss issues related to new businesses and the upcoming municipal election. The public meeting will begin at 7:30...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Weather Service offers hope for snow in Cortez

There is a chance this weekend could break Cortez’s long dry spell, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service issued a winter weather advisory alert Friday afternoon,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash on County Road G injures two men; one airlifted

Two Utah men were severely injured in a single-vehicle crash on County Road G Wednesday night. Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said emergency responders were called to the 11000 block of the...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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