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Broncos tour turns Cortez park orange and blue

Parque de Vida turned orange and blue on Friday as an estimated 2,000 fans came together in Cortez to meet players, cheerleaders and a mascot from the Denver Broncos. Linebacker Corey Nelson and...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez kids meet the Broncos during junior training camp

More than 100 Montezuma and Dolores county students had football practice with some very special guests at Cortez Middle School on Friday. Two Denver Broncos players, two cheerleaders and Miles the...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores gets 24-hour ambulance service

Starting June 1, Dolores will become the third town in Montezuma County to have its own 24-hour ambulance service. Haley Leonard Saunders, a public relations representative from Southwest Memorial...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Broncos tour arrives today in Cortez

The Denver Broncos will be in town Friday on their annual Salute to Fans tour. Several players and cheerleaders, along with the Broncos mascot, Miles, will spend the day in Cortez hosting several...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial Hospital expansion moves ahead

The $32 million expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital is gaining ground, with a new emergency services station set to be completed this July. Once the entire project is done, which hospital...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School Board OKs infant-toddler center

During their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 13, the Dolores School Board officially approved the Teddy Bear Preschool’s new infant and toddler program, set to start in August. The board has...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma farmers weigh in on next Farm Bill

Montezuma County farmers got a chance to voice their concerns about the next big federal agriculture legislation at a meeting with staffers from Sen. Michael Bennet’s office on Friday. John Whitney...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez businesses come together for child abuse awareness

Representatives from more than 20 local businesses, government agencies and other organizations on Thursday attended the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center’s open house to learn about the center’s...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire department hires contractor for new building

The Cortez Fire Protection District on Wednesday unanimously agreed to hire Weeminuche Construction Authority as project contractor for its new fire station. Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said during...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourist takes Cortez council to task on police presence

A tourist from Pennsylvania caused a stir at the Cortez City Council meeting on Tuesday when he complained about the number of police patrolling the city. During the public comment section, the...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwestern Colorado Research Center gets new manager

A new face is coming to the Southwestern Colorado Research Center this year. Abdel Berrada, who has served as the manager and senior research scientist at the center for more than 20 years, plans...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture