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Prescribed burn planned for Lone Mesa

In an effort to improve deer and elk habitat, and to reduce the buildup of fuels on the ground, Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to conduct a controlled burn on Lone Mesa State Park in the...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico man missing; car found on Wolf Creek Pass

Authorities are still searching for Matthew Johnston, of Rico, who has been missing since Sept. 4. According to the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Johnston made a 911 call explaining that he was...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores candidates talk about student, teacher retention

Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board. They are Eugene Reininger III, Lisa Holz, Jerry Whited, Sandra Corbitt, Casey McClellan, Rebecca Frasier and Kay Phelps....

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Cook brings ‘High-Dollar Gospel’ to Cortez theater

Blues firebrand guitarist and singer Eli Cook is scheduled to appear in concert at the Sunflower Theatre on Oct. 13, having completed his new album, “High-Dollar Gospel.” The concert starts at 7:30...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire guts house northwest of Cortez city limits

A Monday night fire claimed a residence on the Road 24.4 Loop in Cortez. Cortez firefighters were called to the scene northwest of the city off North Broadway, at 11:57 p.m. Monday after a neighbor...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The colors of Trout Lake

Autumn colors are peaking, but the San Juan National Forest says there’s still time for a day trip this weekend to take in the wonder of the season. About 75 percent of the foliage from Dolores to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluejays win homecoming game over Sanford

On a night that featured graduates from years past in the stands and homecoming royalty on the field at halftime, the Mancos High School football team came from behind Friday to defeat Sanford,...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Bears stretch winning streak to 11

Since narrowly losing its opening match of the season, the Dolores High School volleyball team has been unstoppable, reeling off 11 straight victories in just over a month. The Lady Bears’ latest...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS harriers run at Chicken Creek

With its regular season winding down and its home meet fast approaching, the Montezuma-Cortez High School girls cross country team is beginning to find its form. The Lady Panthers’ latest race came...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Mancos cross-country performs well on home course

Standing behind the starting line prior to the Chicken Creek Challenge on Saturday, Mancos High School senior Simon Kearns felt a wave of energy wash over him as he listened to his hometown fans...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ridgway, CDOT completing upgrades to historic district

Ridgway is completing a two-season construction project funded in a partnership by Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Ridgway voters. Voters passed...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Wednesday, Sept. 20 11:46 a.m. : A man was served with a warrant at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. 4:25 p.m. : A woman was served with a warrant at Montezuma County...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record