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Donald Trump’s America not a safe place for Jews

WASHINGTON – George Washington, in his 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, told Jews they would be safe in the new nation. “The government of the United States … gives to...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Nearly half of the Nordic skiing trails at Vallecito Reservoir could remain closed this winter

Nearly half the Nordic skiing trails at Vallecito Reservoir are expected to remain closed this winter until issues lingering from last year over user fees can be resolved. “We were hoping to get it...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez awards $27K to local nonprofits

Cortez has awarded $27,000 in grant funding to local nonprofits. The City Council in a workshop on Oct. 23 went down a list of 31 applications totaling $118,000 in funding requests and tentatively...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library to host community gaming

The Mancos Public Library will host a series of events in celebration of International Games Week, which runs Nov. 4 to 10, giving local residents an opportunity to bond over friendly competition...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County budget for 2019 'isn't pretty'

Only two people showed up Oct. 23 to comment on La Plata County's proposed 2019 budget, which plans for another year of low revenues. "If folks knew what this budget really meant, hopefully there...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews prep gym addition for concrete pouring

Phase 2 in construction at Re-6 Mancos School District continued this week, scheduled for completion in April 2019. Construction crews, led by owner’s representative Monty Guiles, were scheduled to...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot program to curb opioid addiction to be expanded

WASHINGTON – A pilot program that encouraged the use of alternatives to opioids at Colorado hospitals will soon be implemented at hospitals across the country as a result of President Donald Trump...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High turnout seen for midterm elections in Montezuma County

Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been very busy,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Google Street View car spotted on Main Street

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Google Street View car passed down Main Street in Cortez and turned onto Mildred Road as it captured images and mapping data of the area. Google Street View is a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horseback to the cliff houses in early days of Mesa Verde

By June Head Charles B. Kelly was born in Ohio in 1857. Sometime around 1878, he came west with the John Silvey family, being a good friend of Frank Silvey’s. After getting the Silvey family...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Hundreds commit to eating more locally produced foods

About 500 residents in eastern La Plata County have made a commitment to ensure 10 percent of their food comes from local sources. “It’s a little bit of a challenge, but it’s not intimidating,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film shares stories of Dolores River rafting in 1970s

Stories of a famous Dolores River rapid and how it got its absurd local nickname – the Chicken Raper – were shared with a packed house of boaters at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez last week. The...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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