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Welcome Center replacing HVAC before summer

Tourists who stop by the Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez this summer will find refuge from the heat. The City Council on Tuesday awarded a $140,000 bid to Comfort Air to install a new heating,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu season less severe in Colorado this year

Flu season in Colorado is less severe than the record-setting flu season the state experienced last year, according to state health officials. Statewide, 960 people have been hospitalized with flu...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez students taking part in Colorado All-State Band

Three Montezuma-Cortez High School students are taking part in the Colorado All-State Band, after competing against 886 students from 158 schools for a spot. Through an intensive audition process,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond relief denied in December kidnapping, robbery case on Road G

One of two defendants suspected of kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill and bury a hitchhiker on County Road G in December was denied a bond reduction Wednesday in Montezuma County Court....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Westfork Fire Volunteer Department gains land for new station

A bill to convey 3.61 acres of San Juan National Forest land to the newly formed West Fork Volunteer Fire Department has passed, allowing for a new station to be built. The bill — introduced in...

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

Dolores school board launches search for superintendent

The search for a new Dolores school superintendent kicked off Monday night as a representative from the Colorado Association of School Boards visited with the board, staff and community to talk...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Superintendent reprimanded for using work email to air ‘personal agenda’

The president of the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education has reprimanded Superintendent Dan Snowberger for inappropriately using his school email account to air his “personal agenda”...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Rachel’s Challenge’ to be shown in Dolores

The film “Rachel’s Challenge” will show at the Dolores Community Center Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. It kicks off a series of films being shown by Hope Montezuma to foster discussion of mental health...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cellphone. Her plan to get more heroin had fallen through. She felt sick and agitated....

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

‘Ban the Box’ bill targets discrimination against people with criminal records

In 2016 and 2017, Colorado’s Legislature took up the question of whether to prohibit employers from asking job applicants up-front about their criminal records. Both times, committees in the...

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

CDOT officials change avalanche mitigation system on Western Slope

FRISCO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is changing the way it handles avalanche mitigation efforts on the Western Slope. The Summit Daily News reports the department, in conjunction...

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

Four Corners Corvette Club to meet Thursday

The Four Corners Corvette Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Durango Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave. Participants are welcome to bring food. The no-host bar will be open. For...

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

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