Sunflower Theatre will host multimedia ‘Martian Chronicles’

Ray Bradbury’s timeless novel “The Martian Chronicles” is coming to the Sunflower Theatre in multimedia form. As opposed to more contemporary works that might focus on the scientific aspects of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in crash that injured councilman faces four charges

The driver of a plumbing truck involved in a crash that injured Cortez City Councilman Mike Lavey faces additional charges, according to the District Attorney’s office. A citation against Lavey for...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second defendant claims false removal from Montrose facility

Public defenders for a second defendant in two weeks in 22nd Judicial District Court have claimed their clients were wrongfully regressed from a facility in Montrose. Christopher A. Gonzales, 22,...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Livestock Association’s annual meeting is Saturday

Cattlemen and women are invited to the Cortez Elks Lodge on Saturday for the annual meeting of the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association. The all-day event features politicians, music, dinner...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furloughed Mesa Verde employees paid after delay

Thirty-five furloughed Mesa Verde National Park employees who had not been paid since the government shutdown ended have received their back pay, according to public information officer Cristy...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of attempting to strangle girlfriend

A Durango man is suspected of trying to strangle his girlfriend and threatening to kill her at a motel Tuesday before she escaped and called police. Louis Mitchell, 38, of Durango, was arrested on...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four mountain passes to close Thursday morning for avalanche blasting

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to close mountain passes north and east of Durango to mitigate for avalanches in the high country. Wolf Creek Pass east of Durango and Coal...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three arrested in connection with stabbing, gunshot at Iron Horse Inn

Three people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing and gunshot that occurred earlier this year at the Iron Horse Inn in north Durango. Brandy Carl, 27, Ian Taylor, 26, and Christopher...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva school’s plan for temporary locations moves forward

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission has recommended approval of a conditional use permit that would allow the Children’s Kiva Montessori School to operate in two downtown buildings. Officials...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. On Monday, the commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College grants help students make ends meet

In an effort to reduce accumulated fees and unexpected costs from blocking students continued pursuits of their studies, Fort Lewis College has introduced the Skyhawk Persistence Grant....

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez seeks public input on updated draft of land use code

Cortez planning staff have scheduled three public meetings this month to receive input on an update to the city’s land use code. The meetings are scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at City Hall;...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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