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Chuck McAfee wins esteemed El Pomar award

Chuck McAfee, of Cortez, is the inaugural recipient of El Pomar’s Award for Leadership and Service for his commitment to Lewis, Colorado, and Southwest Colorado, as demonstrated by his volunteer...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 14 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraiser to help Chicken Creek Nordic grooming

The Mancos Brewing Co., 484 E. Frontage Road, is hosting an all-ages fundraiser for the Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area on Oct. 21 starting at 4 p.m. “Dance to the Snow Gods” will feature live music...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde store pulls out of Cortez welcome center

The Mesa Verde Museum Association bookstore and tour ticket office will close its location at Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez on Oct. 28, and will not reopen at this location next year. The...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 14 hours 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores rolls over Monument Valley at home

Relying on the strong legs of running back Austin Hackney and a standout performance from its defense and special teams, the Dolores High School football team roared past Monument Valley, 44-0, at...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS soccer team digs deep to tie Telluride

With his team trailing 2-0 late in the first half of a home game against Telluride on Oct. 14, Montezuma-Cortez High School soccer coach Bobby Sitton was issued a red card after arguing with...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Update: Woman cited after crash sends three to hospital

Three people were transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital after a rear-end collision Friday morning on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. Trooper James Proctor, of the Colorado State Patrol, said...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Moffat County hopeful grouse changes will help industry

Officials in northwest Colorado say they hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development in their part of the state. The U.S. Interior...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez church opens site for Operation Christmas Child

This month, Rock Springs Community Church in Cortez will serve as a drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child — joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kokanee salmon giveaway scheduled for Dolores

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores at 3 p.m., Oct. 19 and Oct. 26. Anyone wanting fish must hold a valid 2017 Colorado fishing license. The...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac crashes out of $1 million Supercross race

Eli Tomac, of Cortez, crashed Saturday night in the first of three races for the Monster Energy Cup title. He did not return to race the rest of the night. Marvin Musquin, of Clermont, Florida, won...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Alex Vestal, of Cortez, places fourth at Monster Energy Cup

Alex Vestal, of Cortez, placed fourth overall in his debut appearance at the Monster Energy Cup on Saturday night. The 15-year-old Kawasaki rider finished in the middle of the pack in his first...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

CDOT to begin work on U.S. 160 and Colorado 145

The Colorado Department of Transportation and A-1 Chipseal-Rocky Mountain Pavement will start two roadwork improvement projects on Monday, Oct. 23. The projects are expected to last through...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News