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Early dusk increases wildlife collision danger

With Daylight Saving Time ending early Sunday, Colorado residents will lose an hour of sunlight in the evenings, which means wildlife movement at dusk will likely conflict with high rush-hour...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS band places second in class at state championship

After narrowly missing the podium a year ago, the Montezuma-Cortez High School Band returned to state finals on Monday to land a second-place finish behind the band from The Classical Academy, a...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

You killed our pet goats, you monster

Whoever the SOB is that thought they were doing someone a favor by poisoning the prairie dogs in our pasture should have had some intelligence to realize that goats eat everything. You managed to...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Rescue in the Rockies: Medevac team faces risks and rewards

The San Juan Mountains are like a riverbed – at least that’s how Matt Hansen, lead pilot for Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Flight for Life, describes it. The wind breaks over the peaks like...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Was Gary Hart’s downfall orchestrated?

The events and images are the stuff of political legend. Gary Hart, the Colorado senator bound for the White House, saw his presidential ambitions evaporate overnight in 1987 when the Miami Herald...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos set for tough playoff game against Merino

Coming off its first undefeated regular season since 1978, the Mancos High School football team knew that it would be seeded well in Colorado’s eight-man tournament. What the Bluejays might not...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers will face rival Bayfield in 2A football playoffs

It’s been worth the wait. Hours after their regular-season capping victory over Albuquerque Academy, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers team had to sit and wait. For nearly 36 hours, the Panthers held...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Missing hunters found unharmed in Bear Creek area

The Montezuma County Sheriff United Search and Rescue team and mounted patrol units were called in to rescue three missing hunters in the Bear Creek area on Oct 22. The hunters, who are from...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High school students involved in stabbing appear in court

Two female Montezuma-Cortez High School students allegedly involved in a stabbing near Walmart last Friday appeared in court this week. The first suspect is charged with nine counts, including one...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day

Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn had at least three things to do before 5 p.m. She had to get across town to the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in time to figure out how to print more tribal IDs, do an...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three area volleyball teams head to regionals

For one team, it’s uncharted territory and for another, it’s déjà vu. The third hopes history repeats. While their recent histories may be different, the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers, Dolores Bears,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Just a goodbye?

Governor John Hickenlooper was in Southwest Colorado recently as part of his farewell tour of the state. It was a great for our editorial board to sit down and talk with a man who is still, even...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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