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Hiker missing at Mesa Verde

A 51-year old Texas man has been missing since Sunday afternoon at Mesa Verde National Park. Forty searchers on foot and horseback and two dog teams are combing the canyonlands around Spruce Tree...

DATE: June 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Hiker missing at Mesa Verde

A 51-year old Texas man has been missing since Sunday at Mesa Verde National Park. Fifty searchers on foot and horseback and two dog teams are combing the canyons around Spruce Tree House where...

DATE: June 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Drought is now 'extreme'

An ominous graphic on the U.S. Drought Monitor website reveals worsening drought conditions overtaking the region. The 12-week map animation begins March 19 and ends June 4. Red hues representing...

DATE: June 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Old mines, today’s water Environmental agency cleans up Rico’s mineral legacy

“We all live downstream,” as the saying goes, and that becomes more of a concern when abandoned mines are upstream, which is the case near the headwaters of the Dolores River. North of Rico along...

DATE: June 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hampson sentenced to 25 years

Convicted murderer Luther Hampson was sentenced Thursday by District Court Judge Douglas Walker to 25 years in prison plus five years of parole upon his release. Hampson, 28, pled guilty to second...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Wanted: Community Center events

We've all been there, whether it was a meeting, a wedding, a fundraiser, or to enjoy a film festival or concert. It is the Dolores Community Center, nestled along the Dolores River with a lush,...

DATE: June 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Vacation expert gets some time off

Her name is synonymous with local tourism, and she has long been known as an unflappable promoter of Four Corners culture and vacation opportunities. Now Lynn Dyer is passing on the directorship of...

DATE: June 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Project ekes out another half inch of water

Dolores Project irrigators will receive a bit more water than previously announced, but drought conditions at McPhee Reservoir mean farmers can expect only 20 percent of their normal share this...

DATE: June 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

City tightens rules for ‘temporary’ dwellings

Suddenly, an RV shows up in your neighbor’s backyard, and you think nothing of it. A week goes by, then a month and it is still there and someone is living in it. You start to wonder, “Who is...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County invokes RS 2477 for Dolores-Norwood Road

The Dolores-Norwood Road is a key travel corridor for the region, and the Montezuma County Commissioners want more local control on how it is managed. The 55-mile, mostly graveled, network of roads...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hampson gets 25 years in prison

Convicted murderer Luther Hampson was sentenced Thursday by District Court Judge Douglas Walker to 25 years in prison. Hampson, 28, pled guilty to second degree murder for killing Jonathan Hayes,...

DATE: May 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sign is back at N.8 Loop

Ripped-out traffic signs that had been annoying residents of Lebanon Estates have been partially replaced, at least for now. The two “no left turn” signs were removed by residents and then “stored...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News