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Rico votes against central sewer project

Rico residents on Nov. 5 voted down a ballot question seeking a significant property tax increase to fund the town’s first central sewer system. The measure failed, with 100 voting against it and...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnison sage grouse struggle in Southwest Colorado

Gunnison sage grouse are hanging on in Southwest Colorado, but their numbers are dropping, and the population in Dove Creek might have disappeared. The plucky, ground-dwelling bird famous for its...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores to address marijuana moratorium Nov. 12

The Dolores Town Board will decide at its Tuesday, Nov. 12, board meeting on a retail marijuana moratorium that expires at the end of the year. There are three options, said Interim Town Manager...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters reject tax increase for Cortez school district

On Tuesday, Montezuma County voters denied a new tax increase for Cortez schools, chose new school board members for Dolores and Mancos districts, and denied a measure intended to stabilize the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tallmadge, Crowley, Shull claim Dolores school board seats

An incumbent candidate, a metalsmith and a teacher-turned-tree-farmer were elected Tuesday to the Dolores School Board. Six candidates ran for the three open seats. In unofficial results, the top...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cultivating Sacred project emerges in Dolores

A boutique store with a larger mission of serving victims of trauma has opened in Dolores. Cultivating Sacred, 411 Central Ave., features retail space for artists, holistic health care products,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County counting votes; late surge expected

Voters will decide on local and state issues and choose school board members Tuesday in Montezuma County. With ballot issue 4A, Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is seeking a property tax...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire south of Cortez slows traffic on U.S. 160/491

A brush fire Friday along U.S. Highway 160/491 south of Cortez threatened several homes, but no structures were lost, fire officials said. The cause of the fire was unknown late Friday, but...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Employment First Program focuses on job training

Montezuma County Social Services has begun the Employment First initiative, a state and federal program that seeks to connect welfare recipients with jobs and job training. Under the program,...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple charges filed against crash suspect

A Farmington, New Mexico, man who was arrested for involvement in a head-on crash that seriously injured a Cortez man last week has been charged with multiple offenses by the 22nd Judicial District...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scooter travelers seek world record, human stories

Over the horizon, two bundled-up figures riding Honda scooters loaded with gear arrive at the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Fed up with the fast-paced, cynical world, videographers Michael...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood stove starts attic fire in MacArthur Avenue home

A wood stove caused an attic fire at a Cortez home on E. MacArthur Ave. Wednesday morning. Around 9:15 a.m., two residents of the home suspected an attic fire, called 911 and evacuated with a small...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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