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Montezuma County discusses proposal to reduce setbacks

Montezuma County commissioners and the public Tuesday debated proposed land use code changes that would reduce setbacks from property lines and eliminate size restrictions for secondary residences....

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debate continues for reducing 3-acre minimum

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners will continue to study a controversial land use code proposal to reduce the minimum lot size from 3 acres to 1 acre after hearing from residents...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple receives archaeology award

Have you found pottery shards on your property? Ever wonder if that little hill in your backyard is an ancient ruin? Since 2008, the Hisatsinom Archaeological Survey Program has helped landowners...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county museum undergoes renovations

Remodeling work has begun on the new Montezuma Heritage Museum in Cortez. Kimble Construction and Silver Creek Builders were the successful bidders for the $314,000 project, said Ann Brown, board...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New judge appointed for Dolores County

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the appointment of Anthony N. Baca to the Dolores County Court in the 22nd Judicial District. Upon acceptance of the appointment, he will replace the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

DOLORES – Various birds zip and dive around the Benchmark Lookout fire tower as Rick Freimuth scans the horizon with binoculars for any sign of wildfire smoke. His panoramic view encompasses the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Harvest Festival is Oct. 3

The Dolores Harvest Festival and Car Show will take place Oct. 3 at Joe Rowell Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As the organizer, the Dolores Chamber of Commerce got creative to avoid large crowds...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores campground’s prize Airstream recovered after theft

A beloved Airstream camper stolen from the Dolores River Campground has been recovered and is back home. The restored 1953 Airstream Flying Cloud decked out in 1950s décor is a popular rental at...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed south of Cortez is identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night south of Cortez has been identified as Elijah “Eli” Cantsee of Towaoc. Cantsee, 19, was in the southbound lane of traffic on South...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car ends up in West Fork of Dolores River near Dunton

The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash Wednesday evening after an SUV ended up in the West Fork of the Dolores River. According to the Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed by vehicle south of Cortez

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 160/491 just south of Cortez, according to the Montezuma County coroner. Coroner George Deavers said a 19-year-old...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Teens face charges in three-vehicle crash on Cortez Main Street

Two teenagers face charges of street racing and reckless driving after a three-vehicle crash at Main Street and Mildred Road in Cortez. Street racing by two drivers was a contributing factor, said...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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