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Tuesday, June 12 11 a.m. : A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on two felony warrants. 1:41 p.m. : A woman was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts,...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Mesa Verde National Park to host traditional Hopi dances

The Lomayestewa Family of Shungopovi Village, Second Mesa, Arizona, will perform traditional Hopi dances at the Visitor and Research Center in Mesa Verde National Park on June 30 and July 1....

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows slightly; crews work to reinforce fire lines

The Burro Fire east of Dolores grew 9 acres on Thursday, and crews continued on Friday to reinforce containment lines on its northwestern and southern sides. The fire remained at 53 percent...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drop-off deadline for Montezuma County primary ballots is Tuesday

The deadline to receive a primary election ballot in the mail was Monday, but voters can still participate by delivering their ballots to the drop box outside the Montezuma County Clerk and...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hampstead Theatre Company plans performance at Cortez library

The Hampstead Stage Theatre Company will stage a live production of American Folktales and Songs at the Cortez Public Library on June 27 at 2 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Family Entertainment...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores library reaches midpoint of summer concert and film series

As part of its 2018 Summer Reading Program, the Dolores Public Library will host an outdoor concert and film series, “Summer on the River,” featuring a lineup of local performers. The hourlong...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Anglers fishing derby again provides thrills

Despite some rainy weather that kept some less hardy fishermen indoors, this year’s annual Dolores River Anglers Fish Derby proved to be a rousing success for the ninth consecutive year. Taking...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Burro Fire teams plan to secure fire lines, mop up after rain

Crews battling the Burro Fire took got back to work on Monday after a weekend of “wetting rain” that calmed the flames. Fire behavior on the Burro and 416 fires was limited on Monday, with little...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor skills weekend planned for Western Colorado women

Women who want to gain valuable outdoor skills, learn about wildlife and receive an introduction to hunting and fishing are invited to attend a “Cast and Blast” weekend workshop, July 13-15,...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Big rain allows Burro Fire teams to prepare for new week

Crews battling the Burro Fire took a break from their usual firefighting work on Sunday after a storm dumped an inch of rain in the Bear Creek area. “They are doing what firefighters do, sharpening...

DATE: June 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Bulldozers finish Burro Fire lines; crews prepare for next steps

Crews battling the Burro Fire on Saturday received help from a light rain, and finished bulldozing about 4 miles of containment lines in the key northwestern and southwestern sectors of the fire....

DATE: June 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins fourth straight motocross, by a tiebreaker

Eli Tomac of Cortez bounced back from his first moto loss of the season Saturday to win a fourth straight title, beating back a challenge from rival Marvin Musquin at High Point Raceway. Musquin...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports