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Phone Number: 970-564-6034

County wants residents to ride the MoCo transit

Montezuma County officials are encouraging local residents to take advantage of affordable public transportation that is being underutilized. Under a CDOT transportation license, the MoCo bus...

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 official new county manager

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

DATE: July 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disaster prep: Expect the unexpected

The expressions of shock and concern last November on the faces of residents as they gathered at the Dolores Community last October during the Roatcap Fire evacuation were understandable. A...

DATE: July 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Boaters, fences do not mix

During spring runoff on the upper Dolores River, boaters sometimes encounter fences strung across the channel, left over from summer and fall ranching activities. The fences are legally installed...

DATE: July 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

100-year flood plain slows school-expansion project

Adjustments to comply with flood plain requirements on a new Dolores school-expansion project could push up the price, officials report. A portion of the eastern campus lies within the 100-year...

DATE: July 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Time for the Montezuma County Fair

"An American Tradition" is the theme of this year's Montezuma County Fair, and the annual event is shaping up to be a summer classic. From July 31 to Aug. 3, everyone who is anyone will be enjoying...

DATE: July 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Use of helicopters being analyzed after crash

Subcontractors for CO₂ producer Kinder Morgan will continue seismic studies on the Doe Canyon project area. However helicopter use for that project has been halted, a nearby seismic study area is...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez has got talent, too!

The list of recent winners of NBC’s America’s Got Talent may not be recognizable super stars, but they all became instant millionaires and a earned a major career boost. Past winners of the series,...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time for the county fair

“An American Tradition” is the theme of this year’s Montezuma County Fair, and the annual event is shaping up to be a summer classic. From July 31 to Aug. 3, everyone who is anyone will be enjoying...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cliff Palace tour takes visitor back in time

Before Mesa Verde National Park became a preserve of the nation’s amazing archaeology and human history in 1906, it was a target of looters and full of picnic trash. It took a group of strong women...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Farmers urged to grow for Miller Coors

YELLOW JACKET — Local farmers will soon raise their beer mugs and declare a hearty “Cheers!” thanks to a proposal by Miller Coors to grow their malting barley here. Test plots at the CSU Yellow...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopter crash kills pilot doing seismic work

A helicopter pilot was killed Tuesday morning in a crash at a remote oil-and-gas construction site southeast of Dove Creek. A.J. Blain of Montana was piloting a Huey-style helicopter as part of a...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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