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Escalante Days and Nights expands into two-day festival

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce is expanding Escalante Days and Nights into a two-day festival this year. The event will kick off at noon Friday, Aug. 9, with vendors, food and beer tents set up at...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

Skiers, snowboarders and sledders are getting in summer runs in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains thanks to lingering snowpack from an above-average winter. For those willing to hike or ski...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cheesehire Cat food truck is a culinary smile

A festive new food truck serves up healthy American fare out of a converted camp trailer with an Alice in Wonderland theme. The Tunick family started up the Cheeseshire Cat in honor of their...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congress hears Montezuma County’s wilderness bill concerns

Montezuma County Commissioner Keenan Ertel testified against the proposed Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 to a Congressional Natural Resources subcommittee Wednesday in Washington, D.C. But, in a...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

48-hour bonding would pinch county budgets

As part of Colorado’s new Prompt Pretrial Liberty and Fairness law, officials with the Montezuma County Combined Courts are required to study the costs for holding weekend court services. According...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff investigates suspected homicide in July 4 death

The death of a man that occurred July 4 west of Mancos is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. David Allen Mooney, 60, of Chino Valley,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interns gain experience at Canyons of Ancients

College interns studying archaeology gain real-world experience every spring and summer at Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum. The three-month internship includes housing and is...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash occurs in U.S. 160 construction zone

A three-vehicle crash in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 160 Monday morning sent one driver to the hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred when a westbound Ford...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric discusses renewable energy costs

As Colorado leaders lean toward a reliance on renewable energy, Empire Electric Association is seeing increased local interest in solar energy. But the price to purchase solar power must not raise...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

June inspections: Two Fiestas and two Dollars

Colorado has implemented restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail food...

DATE: July 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico celebrates Fourth of July with parade, fireworks

A cool mountain breeze and sunny sky welcomed the traditional Fourth of July Parade in Rico. Hundreds turned out to enjoy the patriotic floats on Colorado Highway 145, which was temporarily closed...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County considers allowing dog-friendly restaurants

The Montezuma County Board of Health is considering giving restaurant owners the option of allowing non-service dogs to join their people on outdoor patios and decks. Certified service dogs are...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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