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Dolores considers rules against bow hunting

The Dolores Town board continued its discussion about adding hunting restrictions in town and addressed several other topics. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said that according to a town...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two roll over on slick roads in Montezuma County

Slick road conditions from a snowstorm contributed to two crashes Monday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol. About 8 a.m., a truck on U.S. Highway 160 near the Mesa Verde National Park...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lowry Pueblo gets 3D treatment

History Colorado has awarded Ekaterini Vlahos and Michael Nulty, of the University of Colorado Denver, a 2019 Stephen H. Hart Award for their recent work documenting the Lowry Pueblo, a national...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM Ranger Fouss is named acting manager of Canyons of Ancients

Bureau of Land Management law enforcement ranger Tyler Fouss has been named acting manager of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Fouss will serve in the post until May, to allow time for...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New restaurant regulations go into effect this year

Colorado has implemented new restaurant inspection regulations that took effect Jan. 1. The Colorado Retail Food Establishment Rules and Regulations are based on a national standard for retail...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm track favors Southwest Colorado

Monday’s snowstorm brought total winter snowfall to 31.6 inches for Cortez, said Jim Andrus, local meteorologist for the National Weather Service. “That is four times the total snowfall of all last...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers, tourists return to Mesa Verde National Park

A group of five hardy tourists huddled against the frigid cold Thursday morning waiting for the gate to Mesa Verde National Park to open. Four inches of fresh snow had fallen, and the previous...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican officials reassure cattlemen about water, wolves and the wall

Local leaders and elected officials gave a roundup of issues, concerns and legislative plans during the 2019 Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual meeting Saturday at the Cortez Elks...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in crash that injured councilman faces four charges

The driver of a plumbing truck involved in a crash that injured Cortez City Councilman Mike Lavey faces additional charges, according to the District Attorney’s office. A citation against Lavey for...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furloughed Mesa Verde employees paid after delay

Thirty-five furloughed Mesa Verde National Park employees who had not been paid since the government shutdown ended have received their back pay, according to public information officer Cristy...

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

County reconsiders new septic regulations

Montezuma County Commissioners are reconsidering a new regulation they previously approved that prevents nonfunctioning septic systems. On Monday, the commissioners voted 3-0 to put a six-month...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County recreation committee meets for first time

The new Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee began to visualize the potential of proposed multiuse trails in the area at its first meeting Wednesday. Nine members represent a variety of...

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

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