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Update: Crew surveys Colorado 145 ridge for slides, begins scaling work

The day after two “two-story” tall boulders closed Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores, officials Saturday were investigating the ridgeline above the highway for additional threats. The boulders...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos graduates look to the future

The graduating Class of 2019 for Mancos High School showed off their caring and ambitious character during a lively ceremony Friday evening. As the ceremony began, 23 seniors cheered each other on...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in high-speed chase is found incompetent in Cortez

A Mancos man who allegedly ran down several officers during a high speed chase in March, seriously injuring two of them, has been found incompetent to proceed in court procedures against him. Casey...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI seeks help in 20-year-old cold case

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Montrose County Sheriff’s Office are seeking help in a cold case involving the disappearance of a Nucla man 20 years ago. On May 27, 1999, Dale Duane...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies in Montezuma County jail

A man died in the Montezuma County Detention Center Wednesday morning. Michael McMordie, 33, of Cortez, passed away in his cell between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve...

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Angler adds to record-breaking run at Cortez reservoir

Local angler Kelly Joe Hall has hauled in another world-record fish – a walleye from Puett Reservoir. The 3-pound, 13-ounce walleye caught April 15 is the women’s record-holder for the 6-pound...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Great Old Broads tackle weeds at Boggy Draw near Dolores

Thanks to the Montezuma County Chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness, there are fewer noxious weeds on Maverick Trail in the Boggy Draw area above Dolores. For the past two years, the group...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters march to White Mesa uranium mill

Fifty anti-nuclear activists including Ute Mountain Ute tribal members showed up Saturday for a 5-mile protest march to the entrance of the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. The...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Orchards in Southwest Colorado look promising this year

The apple and peach orchards in Southwest Colorado are blooming late this year, but the delay helped avoid a frost, owners say. A strong crop is expected, thanks to record levels of low-elevation...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers announced this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium mill opponents to hold protest march

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and environmental groups will participate in a 5-mile protest march Saturday to the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. The fourth annual rally and spiritual march...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trails ready to ride, hike at Phil’s World

Four new nonmotorized trails and a new parking lot have been built at the Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez. The Tres Rios District of the Bureau of Land Management will have an event to...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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