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Update: Driver faces charge after New Year’s crash in Dolores River

Colorado Highway 145 was briefly closed Jan. 4 between Dolores and Telluride after a work crew recovered a vehicle that had crashed onto the frozen Dolores River near Stoner. The highway was closed...

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

Mancos nearing final decision on town marshal

Town marshal business is on tap for the upcoming Mancos Town Board meeting Wednesday night. Michael Morris is set to take his oath of office as a new deputy marshal, and trustees will talk with...

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

U.S. Highway 160 clear around Bayfield after two closures

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in two spots near Bayfield on Tuesday, but reopened later in the day. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmieleski said Highway 160, about 5 miles east of Bayfield,...

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

Another vehicle crashes into Dolores River

On Tuesday morning, a driver on Colorado Highway 145 crashed into the Dolores River just a few miles from a similar crash eight days earlier. According to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. James Saunders,...

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

Volunteers laid foundation for successful homeless shelter in Cortez

Thirteen years ago, a small group of volunteers in Cortez vowed to do something about homeless people dying in their community during the winter, so they opened an emergency shelter. “People didn’t...

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

It’s official: Mancos school playground open for use

After months of construction, the Mancos School District playground is finished and ready for play. The final product was ushered in Monday morning by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by...

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

Retiring Cortez finance director staying on as contractor

Cortez Finance Director Kathi Moss retires Wednesday after 33 years of service with the city but will continue to work into 2019 on a contractual basis. The City Council on Tuesday approved a...

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

Sheriff’s Office offers $1,000 scholarship to Montezuma students

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is offering its annual scholarship program for 2019. The $1,000 scholarship is for qualified legal resident enrolled in a high school in Montezuma County. A...

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

Mancos teen raises over $1,700 for horse therapy

Last summer’s drought was especially grim for Southwest Colorado, with a number of environmental impacts – including on the supply of affordable hay. Which is why Mancos High School sophomore Ty...

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

Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

The city of Durango has high expectations for Lake Nighthorse’s second season after a somewhat rocky first year with lower-than-expected revenue and visitation. The lake closed for nine days...

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

Anniversary: Jack and Alaine (Taylor) Hattaway

The children of Jack and Alaine (Taylor) Hattaway happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Jack and Alaine were married on Dec. 6, 1948, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They have...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Milestones

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

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