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Rafting on Lower Dolores starting up again

The Dolores River below McPhee dam has boatable flows again after a brief hiatus to fill the reservoir.Flows between 800 and 1,200 cubic feet per second are expected through Sunday, and could...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Mesa Verde’s piñon-juniper forests return?

From 2000 to 2003, a series of wildfires ripped through Mesa Verde National Park, burning about 24,000-acres – nearly half of the park’s old growth forest. Now, almost two decades later, park...

DATE: June 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo is June 8-11

The 69th Annual Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo starts this week, and rodeo chairman Bentley Colbert promises another weekend of quality, entertaining shows. “It should be all right,” Colbert said....

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man ends life in Montezuma County

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation into the death of a man who apparently ended his life near Mancos in early May. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Undersheriff Jim Kingery retires

Montezuma County Undersheriff Jim Kingery announced his retirement on Wednesday, after about 21 years in local law enforcement. Kingery started his career as a patrol officer with the Cortez Police...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man faces multiple drug felonies, gun charges

A Cortez man faces multiple felony drug charges after he allegedly imported cocaine and steroids from Mexico into Colorado, according to court and police records. Ryan Lee Buffington pleaded not...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma businesses, nonprofits show support for shelter

The next step in the Bridge Emergency Shelter’s bid for a better building is underway, with the help of the Cortez community.On Thursday, Laurie Knutson, the shelter’s executive director, submitted...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hospital Provider Fee reform signed into law in Colorado

DENVER – The saga of the Hospital Provider Fee came to an end Tuesday in Fowler, a town of just over 1,100 people east of Pueblo, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 267 into law. The...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Welcome Center manager resigns after pot ad ban

Noel Cooley has resigned as manager of the Cortez Colorado Welcome Center, a month after banning marijuana advertising from brochures at the state-funded center, city officials confirmed...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigrant arrests and deportations up in Colorado, Wyoming

DENVER –Significantly more immigrants were arrested and deported from Colorado and Wyoming in the first few months of Donald Trump’s presidency than during the same period in 2016. The biggest...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County’s historic register starts with Haynie ruins

The first listing on the new Montezuma County Historic Register is an ancient ruins on private land off County Road L occupied between the sixth and 13th centuries.The Haynie site includes two...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man running marathon in national parks stops at Mesa Verde

Bill Sycalik’s mission to run a marathon in all 59 national parks is fueled by his passion for three things — possibility, parks and plants. A former management consultant in New York City, Sycalik...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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