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County Clerks Association award local scholarship

Mancos High School 2019 graduate and salutatorian Taeylor Samora has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Colorado County Clerks Association. Montezuma County Clerk Kim Percell recommended...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lindsay, Sitton and Barry win seats on Empire Electric board

A longtime local and two incumbents were elected to the Empire Electric Association board during Thursday’s election. Results were tallied Thursday evening at a packed annual meeting. Six...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge dismisses CO2 tax lawsuit against county

A group of interest owners of fractional carbon dioxide do not have legal standing in their lawsuit claiming overtaxation by Montezuma County because they are not the designated operator of the...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric board election is June 20

The Empire Electric Association Inc.’s board of directors election is Thursday, June 20. Voters can still drop their ballots up until 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Empire Electric main offices, 801 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Senior Center gets upgrades

The Montezuma County Senior Center has a new director and a new look, plus more upgrades and activities are planned. Director Jonathan Parker was recently hired to run the center, located at 107 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners drop term limit ballot question

In two June meetings, the Montezuma County commissioners decided on the term limits issue, approved equipment purchases for the Sheriff’s Office, and discussed access to public lands. Commissioners...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court: Montezuma County will pay to replace culvert

Montezuma County is responsible for paying to replace a $10,000 culvert under a county road that is relied on by the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co., according to a June 17 ruling by 22nd Judicial...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for role in death of 2 girls

A man charged with crimes connected to the death of two children in Norwood in 2017 was sentenced June 4, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Ashford Nathaniel Archer was sentenced to...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boys spur search and rescue effort after falling from raft

Search and rescue teams swarmed to the Dolores River south of Rico on Monday evening to search for two boys who had fallen out of a raft in swift water. The teenagers, both 17, were found safe...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood manufacturer announces plan for mill near Dolores

A new wood manufacturing plant is being planned on property southwest of Dolores. Jeff Bunnell, of Iron Wood Group LLC, said the company is refurbishing a warehouse on Road T in Montezuma County...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Fire Department and Dolores County...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez observes special Flag Day event

The Cortez Elks Lodge presented an impressive Flag Day ceremony and community dinner Friday attended by nearly 200 people. Lodge officials honored the history of the American Flag, explaining...

DATE: June 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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