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25 years of lighting up the night in Cortez

Get ready for the brightest night of the year, Dec. 6, when the 4 Corners Board of Realtors sponsors the 25th annual Parade of Lights in downtown Cortez.“This is our gift back to the communities we...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shhh – quiet, please

The Dolores Public Library Board voted Tuesday, May 12, to make the library a little quieter by making a space for it. To create the quiet room, the board voted to add a glass wall on the east end...

DATE: May 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Cortez Fire Department gets new equipment

It was like Christmas morning recently at the Cortez Fire Department District. Boxes and boxes arrived at the downtown fire station filled with air tanks, masks, regulators and harnesses for the...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Taco Bell gets a face-lift

The Taco Bell in Cortez celebrated a birthday recently – 20 years. And as is tradition in the franchise industry, the 20-year mark is celebrated with a remodel. Crews last week started tearing up...

DATE: May 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Regional foresters honored in weekend event

Four local U.S. Forest Service employees were remembered during a dedication ceremony at the U.S. Forest Service Memorial Grove near Monument, Colo., on Saturday, May 2. Each year, Forest Service...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

911 dispatcher helps birth baby

At 4:06 a.m. on April 17, Cortez dispatcher Marissa Hurst picked up a 911 call. “911, what’s you emergency?” Hurst asked the caller. “I’m having a baby,” the caller quickly said. “And it is coming...

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plumber Sparks marks 30 years

On May 1, 30 years ago, Bucky Sparks continued a family legacy – he opened a plumbing business. “I am a third-generation plumber,” Sparks said. Sparks’ father owned a plumbing business in San...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Music fills M-CHS during state fest

Seventh-grader Madison Harmon, a Cortez Middle School student, was a bit nervous on Friday. Soon, she would be on the stage in front of an audience, including judges, playing her trumpet with the...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials worry about e-cigarettes

For 16 years, Julia Hesse has been battling cigarettes. And over those years, Hesse, who works with the Target Tobacco Action Group and the Montezuma County Public Health Department, has seen the...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Expert: Lead poisoning primary killer of condors

Chris Parish, who has worked with California condors since their reintroduction near the Grand Canyon since 1997, says that lead is the bird's worst enemy. "If you look online, it lists habitat...

DATE: April 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Expert: Lead poisoning primary killer of condors

Chris Parish, who has worked with California condors since their reintroduction near the Grand Canyon since 1997, says that lead is the bird's worst enemy. "If you look online, it lists habitat...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

A wandering condor

A rare California condor from near Grand Canyon National Park that was "missing and feared dead" was photographed Thursday northwest of Mancos by seasonal park ranger Franz Carver. Carver, who...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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