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BLM plans prescribed burns on Dolores Rim

The Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct several prescribed burns east of Dove Creek beginning at the end of March. The prescribed burns will take place along the rim of the Dolores River...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac crashes in Indianapolis 450 Supercross

Eli Tomac of Cortez crashed Saturday while racing for the lead at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross in Indianapolis, putting the brakes on a dramatic comeback that carried him from last place to...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

Pack burro racing is not about the fastest burro, or the fastest human. It’s about the team – and, really, mostly about the burro. “A burro race starts in the pasture,” said Brad Wann, spokesman...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FireWise plans fundraiser after dry winter, budget cut

FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced a fundraising effort to fill a gap in its budget after losing county funding. The loss in funding comes amid a dry season in which the snowpack in the...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff Blotter

Sunday, March 18 5:40 p.m. : An off-duty deputy and his wife stopped to assist a family who had crashed a car in the 2300 block of U.S. Highway 160 and telephoned for medical assistance. The adult...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Wednesday, March 14 8:39 a.m. : Police responded to a report of property damage in southwest Cortez. A man reported someone had written threats and insults addressed to him all over his front door...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Art as balm: Creative journaling takes form in paint and clay

Lille Diane’s artwork is much more than creative expression. It serves as medicine for her body, mind and soul. And she finds creative journaling is her strongest medicine. “For me, creative...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory announced for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has announced a winter weather advisory for the mountains of Western Colorado beginning at 6 p.m. today, with 5-10 inches of snow forecast for the San Juan Mountains....

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Panthers soccer team shut out by Telluride

Missing many of its best players to injury and spring break, the Montezuma-Cortez High School girls soccer team found itself on the wrong end of a 6-0 beat down by Telluride on March 21. Although...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores Pee Wee Wrestling Club competes in New Mexico

Smiles were aplenty for 63 members of the Dolores Pee Wee Wrestling Club who hit the mats in Kirtland, New Mexico, on March 17. Among the club’s first-place finishers in their divisions were Jaxx...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers track team places three in Top 5 at Farmington Invitational

Competing against opponents from New Mexico and Colorado, the Montezuma-Cortez High School boys and girls track teams produced solid results at the Farmington Invitational on March 17. Among the...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bulldogs hit well at Ignacio Tournament, come away with a win

The Dove Creek High School baseball team, playing at the Ignacio Tournament on March 16-17, had no difficulty scoring runs and walked away with one win in three games. The Bulldogs opened the...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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