M-CHS wins LEED green building certification

The Montezuma-Cortez School District announced this week that the new high school has been awarded LEED Gold certification, which was required by the Building Excellent Schools Today grant that...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest plans response to spruce beetle activity

The San Juan National Forest announced Tuesday that it is working on several proposals this year in its battle with the spruce beetle, including public involvement and environmental analyses....

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mt. Lookout Grange looking for new members, renewals

The Mt. Lookout Grange is looking for new members and for renewed memberships. The grange offers a free pot-luck community dinner once a month, presentations and workshops, rented space and a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putt putt tournament aims to help area nonprofits

On Feb. 6, Onward! will host a nine-hole mini-golf tournament at nine restaurant venues in downtown Cortez. This event will raise funds for the Onward! endowment fund that distributes grants to...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Deadline for town board race near

Calling all inspired public servants of Dolores. Five town board seats plus the mayor position are up for grabs in the April 5 election. It will be by mail ballot. Interested candidates must be at...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film fest is Friday

Spend an evening enjoying nature and adventure films at the Wild and Scenic film festival Friday, Jan. 22 at the Dolores Community Center. The event is a benefit for the Montezuma Land Conservancy....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional butterfly will be considered for protection

On Jan. 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it will evaluate three rare insects for protection under the Endangered Species Act: the Great Basin silverspot butterfly, narrow-foot...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hains’ fiber artwork on display in Artisans of Mancos window

Nancy Hains’ fiber artwork will be on display at the Artisans of Mancos’ window display through January. Born in Buffalo, New York, Hains headed to California, where she owned a picture-framing...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

BLM schedules master lease plan meetings in Montezuma County

The BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office has scheduled four public meetings to consider the need for a master leasing plan in an area of interest that encompasses portions of eastern Montezuma and western...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winning tickets in $1.6B lottery sold in 3 states

California lottery officials reported on Wednesday night that a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Chino Hills Parkway. Two other winners, in Florida and Tennessee, were also reported.The...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun and outdoor show scheduled for May

Steve Blackwell’s Ultimate Outdoor and Gun Show will take place May 13-15 at the Montezuma County fairgrounds. Dubbed “the largest show of its kind in the Four Corners” the event features a diverse...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Memorial Hospital a leader in antibiotic stewardship

A Southwest Memorial Hospital pharmacist is part of a national group setting the standard for antibiotic stewardship in hospitals. Marc J. Meyer, a registered pharmacist, is collaborating with the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business