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Update: Two girls may face charges after Cortez student is stabbed

A male Montezuma-Cortez High School student was stabbed in the leg in an assault on Friday near Walmart. Police say there are two juvenile female suspects. Cortez Police Lt. Andy Brock said Monday...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Gov. John Hickenlooper run for president?

Durango Herald reporter Bret Hauff asked outgoing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper if he will run for president of the United States. The guv has been notoriously...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado tourism industry borrows battlefield acronym to describe tough year

The past year in Southwest Colorado has been tough for the tourism industry. Perhaps not as brutal as a Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan, but brutal enough that regional business leaders in tourism...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Wolf Creek Ski Area battles aftermath of beetle kill

Wolf Creek Ski Area has removed an estimated 4,000 trees killed from beetle infestation this summer on about 150 acres. Crews on the ground cut the trees down and then a helicopter flew the dead...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

PBS docuseries ‘Native America’ recreates cultures pre-1492

ALBUQUERQUE – The story of Native America taught in U.S. public schools usually begins at contact with European explorers. Children then get lessons about Thanksgiving, maybe the Trail of Tears or...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area reservoirs, at historic lows, rebounding with October rains

Turns out, despite years of devastating drought in Southwest Colorado, it doesn’t take too long for the region’s reservoirs to replenish. In 1977, Southwest Colorado’s third lowest water year in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared the Montezuma County sheriff deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez finalizes permit for temporary winter homeless shelter

The Cortez homeless population will still be able to find refuge this winter while the Bridge Emergency Shelter builds a new permanent home, but there will be changes this season. The Cortez City...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

El Niño could bring some drought relief to the Southwest

OKLAHOMA CITY – Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Niño weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado offering free sign-language interpretation services

People in need of sign-language interpretation services can request them for free under a pilot program being offered by the state of Colorado. Rural residents who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado ballot returns nearing the half-million mark

Ballots sent to county clerks are now approaching the half-million mark, according to Friday figures from the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Total ballots turned in so far number 468,366,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Teen faces charge after collision on Main Street

Two vehicles were involved in a collision Friday evening at the intersection of East Main and State streets in Cortez. Police Lt. Andy Brock said a 16-year-old female driver of a red Honda CRV was...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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