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Mesa Verde National Park reopens to visitors

Mesa Verde National Park reopened Monday morning after an extended federal government shutdown and an effort to repair road damage from rockfalls. An announcement that the park had reopened was...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire chars rented mobile home in Cortez

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday night after a small fire charred part of the mobile home he was renting, according to the Cortez Police Department. Police officials were called...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of missing Towaoc man is found

The body of a local man missing since December was found Thursday afternoon near Towaoc, according to officials. Arnold Dean House, 49, was discovered in the Dry Creek Road area east of Towaoc,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Post announcements to and email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Trump to name Colorado native to head Interior Department

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s nominating a Washington veteran with lobbying ties to U.S. energy companies to lead the Interior Department. David Bernhardt, currently Interior’s...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

O’Keeffe Museum buys her ‘Ritz Tower’ painting

SANTA FE – The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has purchased the American artist’s “Ritz Tower” painting, a rare work of her take on a New York skyscraper, the museum announced this week. Officials at the...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

A wet week in store for Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado got hit by a warm winter system, sometimes called a Pineapple Express, Saturday night, and the region can expect a string of storms one after another through the week. A system...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wait, was that Fort Lewis College during the Super Bowl?

If you kept your eyes peeled during Sunday’s big game, you might have caught a bit of Fort Lewis College among the ads for Bud Light and the trailer for “Avengers: Endgame.” A 4-second ad played...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiva looks to move to temporary location

The Children’s Kiva Montessori School has applied for a conditional use permit from the city of Cortez in order to be able to take up temporary residence downtown while its building on North...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores State Bank celebrates 60 years

Dolores State Bank marks 60 years of operation this year, and will be celebrating the anniversary all year long. Founded in 1959, DSB is the largest independent bank in Montezuma County and has...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas corporation seeks to bar county work on road south of Mancos

A Texas corporation is seeking an injunction to prohibit Montezuma County maintenance on parts of County Road 41 until the court defines the county’s easement on the road, south of Mancos. After a...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation rates: Different issues face neighboring schools

When examining graduation rates, Bayfield and Ignacio high schools face two almost polar opposite challenges. Bayfield High must work to maintain high graduation rates that frequently finish at...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

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