Use of loud brakes at Kinder Morgan well gets county review

Drilling for carbon dioxide by Kinder Morgan benefits the county with jobs and property tax revenues, but it also has impacts such as noise and increased traffic for rural residents. The potential...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mitigating avalanches no easy task on San Juan Skyway

On the morning of March 5, 1992, a massive avalanche tumbled down a slide path on Red Mountain Pass just south of Ouray, burying two Colorado Department of Transportation employees. The pair were...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cattle market remains steady; exports rise

An update on the cattle market was provided by an expert during the San Juan Basin Beef Symposium at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds last week. Katelyn McCullock, senior agriculture economist with...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez arts committee creates mural brochures, walking tours

It’s hard to miss the more than 40 murals scattered throughout Cortez, but finding information on the public works of art hasn’t been so easy. That changed recently as the Cortez Public Arts...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Slope leaders call for stricter regulations on oil, gas pollution

A growing number of elected officials on the Western Slope are pushing for regulations on oil and gas pollution to reflect stricter rules currently in place on the Front Range. “Why would we have...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores school board looking at student progress data tonight

The Dolores school board is set to receive progress reports for students at all levels during a regular meeting Thursday night. For students at the elementary and secondary levels, the board will...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange is named Project of the Year

The Mount Lookout Grange has been named the 2018 Project of the Year by the Mancos Valley Resources Board and was honored at the group’s annual meeting this week. Mancos Valley Resources, a...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Jared Polis would commute sentences if state lawmakers pass death penalty ban

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday if lawmakers pass a proposal to end the state’s death penalty, he’ll commute the sentence of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap to life in prison. “If the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez adopts incentive program to encourage development

Builders in Cortez could soon benefit from a one-year incentive program that waives or reduces fees to encourage development on legally platted and developed vacant lots throughout town. City...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council roundup: Golf business OK’d; injured councilman recovering

The Cortez City Council on Tuesday discussed and voted on a number of agenda items. Update on injured council member Mayor Karen Sheek said Councilman Mike Lavey will be in rehab in Grand Junction...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendants in Road G kidnapping bound over to district court

Two defendants in a Dec. 7 kidnapping and robbery case on County Road G have been bound over to 22nd Judicial District Court. Towaoc residents Clint Laner, 28, and Keshaun Begay, 20, waived their...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kotarski resentenced after alleged fraud at corrections facility

A community corrections inmate in Montrose used stolen credit cards and the names of other inmates to buy pizza and sandwiches, resulting in the expulsion of two Montezuma County defendants from...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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