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Just Spoolin’ Around makes chairs in the round

They look like they’re made for giants, but Bil Idzenda’s huge chairs are craftily designed for normal-sized people. His hobby when not teaching third graders in Bloomfield, N.M., is building...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fairgrounds grandstand roof bid accepted

Mr. Concrete and Construction, of Cortez, has been awarded the contract for constructing a roof over the outdoor grandstands at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. The successful bid was $245,227....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores riders show their skills at the fair

The first morning of the Montezuma County fair was perfectly sunny and clear as three teenage equestrians from Dolores prepared for their English riding event. Looking alert and sharply dressed in...

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Bow wow!

For a good mood booster head to Joe Rowell Park this weekend for an agility dog competition. Watching different breeds and sizes of dogs race through an elaborate obstacle course is guaranteed to...

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

New boating advocate promotes watershed approach

Lee-Ann Hill can talk river recreation, ecology and farming with equal ease and enthusiasm, making her a good fit to lead Dolores River Boating Advocates since all three topics make up the sum of...

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

New locker rooms sacrificed to cover increased costs

Getting the $6 million Dolores school expansion project off the ground has been a little bit of "hurry up and wait." But visible progress, in the form of demolition, is finally expected to begin...

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Re-1 official new county manager

The Montezuma County commissioners named Melissa Brunner as the new county manager last week. Brunner, 46, is currently the chief financial officer for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district....

DATE: July 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Re-1 official new manager

The Montezuma County commissioners named Melissa Brunner as the new county manager last week. Brunner, 46, is currently the chief financial officer for the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district....

DATE: July 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Seismic study moves onto private land

A plan by CO2 producer Kinder Morgan to conduct seismic testing west of Pleasant View and Cahone was recommended for approval by the Montezuma County Planning Commission Thursday. A final decision...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnison sage grouse decision postponed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a six month extension for a final decision on a proposed rule to provide Endangered Species Act protection for the Gunnison sage-grouse. If given...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought puts dent in harvest

The local wheat harvest is coming in, and while quality is decent, yields are way down, agriculture officials report. “The mechanical harvests have been going well, but the drought conditions the...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Hospital district wants to ‘deBruce’

In November, the Montezuma County Hospital District will ask voters for permission to access state grants for medical and infrastructure improvements. As a government agency collecting a mill levy,...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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