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Road N bridge slated for replacement

A worn-out, 40-year old bridge on Road N is in the planning stages for replacement. The steel bridge over Alkali Canyon has significant corrosion and erosion problems, said Rob Englehart, Montezuma...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County administrator resigns for job at RE-1 schools

For five years, Montezuma County Administrator Melissa Brunner has been the captain of the ship, guiding the county through smooth and rough waters. But now she will get on board with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling program likely will lead to higher trash bills

Local waste haulers told the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and the landfill manager that a recycling program and steep increase in disposal fees will be a challenge for their businesses....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores dog breeders asked to reduce noise

Operators of a dog breeding business on Granath Mesa north of Dolores will attempt to mitigate noise issues that are bothering some neighbors. The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners delayed a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candelaria wins tight race for Montezuma County commissioner

Republican Jim Candelaria, a local hemp promoter, builder and retired firefighter, has been elected to the Montezuma County commission. During Tuesday’s election, Candelaria earned 4,754 votes over...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout in Montezuma County at 60 percent

Montezuma County reported high turnout for the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Colorado secretary of state and the Montezuma County clerk. After polls closed, 11,864 ballots had been...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catlin easily defeats Cagin for Colorado House seat

Republican Rep. Marc Catlin, of Montrose, has been elected to represent the 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. Districtwide, he got 62.97 percent of the vote...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase for Lewis-Arriola Fire passes

Voters approved a 1.41 mill levy increase for the Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District in Tuesday’s election. The measure passed by a vote of 847-628 – 57.42 percent to 42.58 percent – according...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coram wins Colorado Senate seat

Veteran Republican lawmaker Sen. Don Coram, of Montrose, has won District 6 State Senate seat, beating out Democrat rival Guinn Unger Jr. Districtwide, Coram garnered 39,725 votes, (54.8 percent),...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Midterm Election Day has arrived

Today is Election Day, the last day to turn in ballots for the 2018 midterm elections. Voters can drop off ballots, pick up a ballot or register to vote at several locations throughout the county...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman gets deferred sentence in animal cruelty case

A Cortez resident charged with animal cruelty has pleaded guilty and has been given a deferred sentence. Daisy Stenzel was charged with 18 counts of animal cruelty after her 18 horses were seized...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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