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Transportation bill dies as Dems, GOP disagree on tax increase

DENVER – The Legislature primed itself to fall short of its goals Tuesday when it killed the most comprehensive transportation funding package put forward this session. House Bill 1242 would have...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park preparing for summer of boating, fishing

Though Southwest Colorado saw the return of colder weather this week, Mancos State Park is ready for the summer season, Park Manager Scott Elder said. “It’s coming quickly,” Elder said. “It’s...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Bill to push back last call dies

DENVER – The end of the legislative session is creeping up and with it comes a unique way of killing pieces of legislation that are unlikely to survive the two chambers and the Governor’s veto pen:...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Earthquake rattles Utah south of Bluff

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude occurred Friday night south of Bluff, Utah, on the Navajo Reservation, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 10:01 p.m. A...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers asphalt plant; city weighs in

Is there a good place for a hot asphalt plant? The plants emit black smoke and stink of oil, but they’re needed to pave area roads, which the public demands. The hot-button issue came to the...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible.The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow showers forecast for San Juan Mountains

Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected Monday night and Tuesday in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado, according to the National Weather Service.The weather service predicted an 80...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac takes Supercross lead with stunning comeback in Salt Lake

Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colorado, made a stunning comeback in the Salt Lake City Supercross on Saturday night, racing from 15th place to overtake rival Ryan Dungey for the victory.With the win, Tomac...

DATE: April 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS mock crash provides tough love on dangers of drinking

Montezuma-Cortez High School students on Friday witnessed a mock crash that stressed the dangers of drinking and driving. The school’s prom was this weekend. Teachers told students to have a fun...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council to discuss school permit, grants on Tuesday

The Cortez City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss a conditional use permit for Children’s Kiva Montessori School, state grants for the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board and...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Parks and Recreation seeks grant for playground equipment

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board is seeking a grant in partnership with the Montezuma Inspire Coalition to buy playground equipment for City Park. At an unofficial public...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man’s SUV rolls off Mesa Verde cliff

An unattended Landcruiser rolled off a cliff at Mesa Verde National Park Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, said Chief Ranger Jesse Farias, which occurred about 4 p.m. at the...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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