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Wildfire breaks out near Placerville

A wildfire reported Sunday northeast of Placerville has triggered evacuations, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. The Green Meadows Fire grew to 60 acres by Sunday evening and was being...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hometown Congressman will exit Washington stage

In 2010, Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton embarked from the small city of Cortez on a five-term mission to pass legislation and inform Washington lawmakers about priorities and values of rural...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opposition in Four Corners to imported Estonian uranium grows

San Juan County, Utah, and the Navajo Nation have joined other groups to oppose a proposal by the White Mesa Mill in Blanding to accept radioactive material from Estonia. Mill owner Energy Fuels...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire on Highway 145 causes damage north of Cortez

A property fire on Colorado Highway 145 near County Road N caused damage and sent one man to the hospital, said Cortez Fire Protection District Chief Jay Balfour. The fire badly damaged two sheds,...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health offers coronavirus antibody testing

Southwest Health System is offering antibody testing to determine whether a person has had COVID-19. The testing is available to anyone and begins July 8. Testing locations are at the main...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man revived, airlifted after heart attack on Telluride gondola

A man was revived Saturday after suffering a heart attack on the Telluride Ski Resort gondola, and a woman was rescued after being bucked off a horse on a mountain trail. The 65-year-old man from...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek and Cortez celebrate Fourth of July

Concerns about the pandemic shut down most Fourth of July activities, but a few went on with prevention measures. Dove Creek hosted a parade and fireworks display. Along the parade route,...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The River Bar and Grill agrees to revamp operations, gets new license

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to renew the liquor license for The River Bar and Grill after the general manager agreed to revamp operations to prevent liquor violations. The restaurant...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 will rock ’n’ roll at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

After the city of Cortez canceled the fireworks show, Montezuma County and local musicians decided to offer a free July Fourth music festival at the fairgrounds. The COVID-19 Rock ’n’ Roll Escape...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated candidate plans to petition onto ballot for commissioner

The race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 3 could get competitive. Rebecca Samulski of Mancos plans to petition onto the November ballot as an unaffiliated candidate. If her petition is...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sears closes doors of an iconic Cortez store

An American icon of retail department stores has departed Cortez. Even its location at Market and Main streets evokes its enduring symbol of traditional brick-and-mortar capitalism. But after more...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lindsay and Stevenson win Republican primary for Montezuma County commissioner

Restaurant owner Kent Lindsay and Colorado brand inspector Joel Stevenson have won the Republican Primary for Montezuma County Commissioner Districts 2 and 3. Unofficial results were released at...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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