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Ride the Ancients raises money for cancer patients

Ben Voymas, an Osprey employee out of Ogden, Utah, had the fastest time in the Ride of the Ancients century ride Oct. 8. He completed the 100-mile course that circles Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Sports

County hears offer to continue funding CSU Extension

Montezuma County commissioners are reconsidering their preliminary decision to defund the Colorado State University Extension office, which includes the popular 4-H program. The commissioners said...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enviros and San Miguel County sue to protect sage grouse

Three environmental groups, along with San Miguel County, have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management alleging improper approval of oil and gas lease sales near the threatened...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeAnne House wins seat on Ute Mountain council

DeAnne House was re-elected to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council during an election on Friday in Towaoc. House earned 113 votes out of 415 cast. She came out ahead of challengers Selwyn...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New combined courthouse open to public

The new Montezuma County Combined Courthouse is the most modern in the state, with a design that also recognizes the region’s ancient culture. During a grand opening Wednesday, local and state...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores selects playground inspector and forms parks committee

To determine whether the recently closed playground at Joe Rowell Park can be saved, the Dolores Town board voted on Tuesday to have its original builders conduct an assessment in the coming weeks....

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

West Fork fire department seeks new station

The newly formed West Fork Volunteer Fire Department is gaining traction, thanks to donated equipment, training and a $100,000 from the owners of Dunton Hot Springs resort. Residents of the West...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Climate change is transforming local forests

In the past 20 years, Southwest Colorado forests have been in the line of fire of insect epidemic and disease. The pattern is a clue of a drying climate that could produce a much different...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes to hold election Oct. 13

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect one tribal council delegate during the Oct. 13 election in Towaoc. Seven candidates are running for a seat being vacated by DeAnne House, whose three-year...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County votes to defund CSU ag extension office

The Montezuma County commission voted last week to defund the Colorado State University Extension office in Cortez, saying it has lost confidence in the program. The office, located downstairs in...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State rejects school demolition plan; costs rise

An attempt by the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District to cut $1 million from the cost of demolishing the retired high school has been rejected by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News