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Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Junction man dies while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata

A technical rescue effort was required Saturday to reach a man who had died while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata. The 76-year-old Grand Junction man suffered a life-threatening medical event...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lenneta Shull appointed to Dolores school board

After re-enacting a discussion previously held in an illegal executive session, the Dolores RE-4A School Board again appointed Lenneta Shull to fill a vacant board seat during their regular meeting...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sentences issued in Ute Mountain fraud case

The Ute Mountain Ute fraud case that involved $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds has entered the sentencing phase. So far, 13 people, many of them tribal members, have pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cedar Mesa seeks county road designation

Residents of the Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision are seeking help from the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners to curb speeding in their neighborhood. The subdivision north of Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM makes decision on wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council rejects pot shop from Pueblo

A proposed new marijuana store was denied by the Cortez City Council Tuesday after numerous citizens spoke up against it. NuVu Pharma planned to build a retail marijuana store at 501 Patton St. on...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistake nullifies Dolores school board appointment

An improper executive session held by the Dolores RE-4A School Board has nullified a board appointment, reports Superintendent Phil Kasper. The mistake came after interviews of several candidates...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute honors first responders who died in 9/11 attack

Forty local firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York 17 years ago. The second annual 9/11...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Board considers marijuana sales

The Dolores Town Board is considering the pros and cons of allowing retail marijuana sales. A moratorium on pot sales has been in place since 2014, but it’s set to expire Dec. 31. Two public...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial’s cutbacks hit home in Dolores

Cutbacks at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez are having an impact in Dolores. Southwest Health System CEO Tony Sudduth gave a presentation to the Dolores Town Board about the hospital’s...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hosts Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days will be held in Cortez this year on Sept. 12-14. The sold-out conference provides information, networking and professional training sessions for community...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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