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The past alive

Local history buffs are off and running in Montezuma County with a 4,800 square foot building near the center of Cortez and within sight of Main Street. It has been a goal for decades to have a...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Fire safety advice and meet the community band!

Summer is here, and we realize that our abundant snowfall and wet spring has brought with it both good news and bad. The good news, of course, is that McPhee is at capacity for the first time in...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Water Dragons swim well at Western Slope Championships

Competing in one of their final meets of the summer during the Western Slope Championships in Grand Junction, July 12-14, members of the Cortez Water Dragons swim club showed marked improvement...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos residents invited to meetings on land use code

Mancos residents are invited to share their opinion of the final draft of the town’s land use code update. The town has been updating its code, a set of rules that regulate property development by...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service declares Doe Canyon Fire contained

The 2,560-acre Doe Canyon Fire, burning 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, has been contained, according to fire officials. The fire will continue to smolder, but it will not grow, said Lorena...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Willowtail Springs preserve plans presentation at Mancos library

The Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center will present at the Mancos Public Library in a few weeks. Because of a scheduling conflict, the presentation has been rescheduled from...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two mussel-infested boats intercepted at McPhee

Inspectors are intercepting far more mussel-invested boats trying to enter Colorado lakes this year than in previous years, and a few contaminated boats have been stopped at McPhee Reservoir. This...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

When a killer wore a deputy’s badge in Telluride

Why is it that we remember and even glorify such Western American outlaws as Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy when other outlaws are long ago dead, buried and forgotten? One historical theory is...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Lightning sparks two small fires on Missionary Ridge

Firefighters with the San Juan National Forest are trying to reach two small, lightning-sparked fires, each less than one-tenth of an acre, burning on Missionary Ridge on Sunday afternoon. Chris...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reckless Kelly heads to Cortez for Montezuma County Fair

A country rock band will headline this year’s Montezuma County Fair. Austin-based Reckless Kelly will take the stage Friday, July 26, at the fairgrounds, preceding the weeklong event. Their music...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA still pursuing buyout, despite Tri-State vote to seek federal regs

La Plata Electric Association is undeterred in exploring a buyout from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, even though a buyout may become more expensive after the wholesale energy supplier...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Escalante Days and Nights expands into two-day festival

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce is expanding Escalante Days and Nights into a two-day festival this year. The event will kick off at noon Friday, Aug. 9, with vendors, food and beer tents setup at...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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