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Phone Number: 970-564-6034

Gazebo, deck too close to river raises setback issue

Montezuma County officials sparred with a landowner and his builder Monday over construction of a gazebo and deck located too close to the Dolores River. Grant Smith admitted that he installed a...

DATE: June 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Mesa Verde scales back on search for man

The search for Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, who mysteriously disappeared June 9 after telling his wife and parents he was going for a hike in Mesa Verde National Park, has been scaled back. The...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

CO2 tax dispute goes to state hearing

Montezuma County assessor Mark Vanderpool is in a Denver hearing room this week defending a property tax bill being contested by CO2 producer Kinder Morgan. The dispute, ongoing since 2008, is in...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Search scaled down

The search for Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, who mysteriously disappeared June 9 after telling his wife and parents he was going for a hike in Mesa Verde National Park, has been scaled back. The...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

CO2 tax dispute goes to state hearing

Montezuma County assessor Mark Vanderpool is in a Denver hearing room this week defending a property tax bill being contested by CO2 producer Kinder Morgan. The dispute, ongoing since 2008, is in...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘We Rock Dirt Riot’ set on Road G

The area’s motorhead tradition will get a boost July 5-6 at an off-road endurance challenge in McElmo Canyon. The “We Rock Dirt Riot” event will be held on Sheldon Zwicker’s property at 5740 and...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Topography tweaks M-CHS building plan

A hilly sagebrush field with commanding views of Sleeping Ute Mountain will soon be transformed into the new Montezuma-Cortez high school. The $44 million project will include a 162,000-square-foot...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Searchers: No signs of missing Texas man

There is still no sign of Mitchell Dale Stehling, a 51-year-old Texas man who has been missing since Sunday at Mesa Verde National Park. More than 50 searchers on foot and horseback initially...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Potash exploration near Egnar approved

The possibility of a potash mine near Egnar and Dove Creek is one step closer. The BLM has approved a potash exploration project submitted by RM Potash, a subsidiary of Australia-based Red Metal...

DATE: June 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town, sheriff talk enforcement

The Dolores Town board cruised into summer with a swift Tuesday meeting, covering routine business while mending some fences with the sheriff's office. Sales tax revenues have been down for two...

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

EPA 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 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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

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