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Pleasant View road improvements get $298,600 boost

A road improvement plan at Pleasant View has received a boost in funding. The Department of Local Affairs has awarded Montezuma County a $298,600 grant to help pay for a chip-seal paving project on...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four fires spark along U.S. 491 in Cortez

Firefighters responded to four small brush fires within a quarter mile of each other along U.S. Highway 491 south of Cortez on Wednesday morning. The fires were all doused within an hour, and there...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lower Dolores River continues to flow

McPhee Reservoir managers said on Tuesday that they will continue to release boatable flows into the Lower Dolores River until at least 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15. Flows of no less than 800 cubic...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A Roundup to remember

Opening with a cannon blast and closing with a rousing rendition of ‘God Bless America,’ the 87th rendition of the Ute Mountain Roundup rodeo featured numerous moments that will not soon be...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Saturday Night: Barrel racers inspire fans at Ute Mountain rodeo

On an evening that featured powerful bulls, bucking broncs and some of the best rodeo cowboys in the business, a set of inspiring barrel racers stole the show. Leading the impressive set was Cortez...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Southwest Health EMS gets new ambulance

Southwest Health System has purchased a 2017 F350 ambulance to its Emergency Medical Services fleet. Built by Braun Northwest in Chehalis, Washington, the new ambulance is known for its safety...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

It started with a bang and ended with a roar

The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo started Thursday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds with a huge fireball, courtesy of Montezuma County Commissioner and local fireworks enthusiast Keenan Ertel. And...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friday night: Riders put on show at Ute Mountain rodeo

With Queen’s rendition of “We Will Rock You” blaring over the loud speakers and more than 1,000 fans vigorously exercising their voice boxes, 14 bull riders stood Friday night near the Montezuma...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five sentenced for assault, alcohol offenses

Five people were sentenced in Montezuma County Court before Judge JenniLynn Lawrence last week. On Monday, Brett Robsion and Herbert Cayatineto were granted deferred sentencing judgments in...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public memorial for Ray Harriman planned for Panther Stadium

A celebration of life for Ray Harriman will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Panther Stadium. The public is invited to the service at the football field, located at Cortez Middle School....

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stars shine in Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo’s opening night

The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo opened Wednesday night with an exciting array of fireworks, a stirring singing of “God Bless America” and thrilling rides by some of rodeo’s biggest stars. Bull rider...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tanner Lockhart rides home for Roundup Rodeo

When the saddle bronc event rolled around at the Ute Mountain Rodeo on Thursday, local fans will more than likely recognize the familiar face of Tanner Lockhart amongst the crowd. A Dolores High...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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