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Cortez City Council member Tim Miller dies at home

Cortez City Council member Tim Miller has died after his second year in government. The 69-year-old Cortez resident was elected to the City Council in 2016 for a four-year term. During his time on...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three-car crash causes congestion on Main Street in Cortez

A three-car fender bender about noon Friday briefly tied up traffic on West Main Street in Cortez. All three cars were in a westbound lane on West Main at North Chestnut Street. It appeared the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bird count provides unusual experience of winter birdwatching

The Cortez Christmas Bird Count scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30, offers an excellent opportunity for birders new to the area or anyone interested in birds to become acquainted with local species....

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Onward! contributes to 12 nonprofits in Four Corners

Onward! A Legacy foundation has awarded 12 grants to regional nonprofits in 2017. In its 16th year, Onward! said it has created a foundation where investors can easily and safely make philanthropic...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for DUI after Christmas Eve crash in Cortez

A man was arrested Christmas Eve after a single-vehicle traffic accident in Cortez resulted in serious injuries. About 10:41 p.m. on Dec. 24, Cortez police responded to a report of a crash near...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango

A 36-year-old mother was killed in an ATV crash Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of Camino Iglesia off La Posta Road (County Road 213), about 13 miles south of Durango. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a celebration

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The biggest story of the year was the Western Excelsior Plant fire, which left hundreds without jobs. However, alongside tragedy,...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small donations add up to help forest health in Southwest Colorado

A few extra dollars can go a long way toward protecting forests of the San Juan Mountains. This year, Purgatory Resort and Hermosa Tours, a mountain bike tour company, will take part in the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: Montezuma County athletes reach new heights

For athletes from Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Dove Creek, state championships are far from typical, and national championships are almost unheard of. Postseason triumphs are generally a rarity, and...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

In budgetary exercise, Fort Lewis College imagines $4.5 million cut

Fort Lewis College is conducting a budget analysis, a hypothetical exercise in which each of the school’s five vice presidents are asked to plan for budget cuts of $4.5 million, which equates to...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

New year could bring snow to Southwest Colorado

Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected to continue for at least a week. The seven-day forecast sees sunny skies and high temperatures in the low 50s, with low temperatures in the low 20s and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: A year about land use, health and play in Dolores

The Dolores area experienced successes and controversy in 2017. News ran the gamut, from land use, a troubled playground, bears and wildfires, to new health clinics, record winter snows and an epic...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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