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Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers announced this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Uranium mill opponents to hold protest march

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and environmental groups will participate in a 5-mile protest march Saturday to the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah. The fourth annual rally and spiritual march...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New trails ready to ride, hike at Phil’s World

Four new nonmotorized trails and a new parking lot have been built at the Phil’s World recreation area east of Cortez. The Tres Rios District of the Bureau of Land Management will have an event to...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival is June 1

A perfect summer day of music in the park and whitewater rafting will take place during Dolores River Festival June 1. Nine bands will perform between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on two different stages set...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lisak hired to lead Dolores Chamber

Susan Lisak has been hired as the new director of the Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center. Lisak has a professional background in marketing and has been active with the Dolores and...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores shooting suspect arrested

A man suspected of shooting at an occupied parked car in Dolores then fleeing was arrested and detained Friday by Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Dustin Ray Wall, 30, was taken into...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, dog found dead after motor home fire south of Cortez

A man died in a motor home that caught fire south of Cortez about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Patrick Goddard, 63, was found dead after a fire engulfed the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don Vic’s Grocery offers authentic Mexican food

A long-abandoned gas station on the east side of Cortez has been transformed into Don Vic’s Mexican Grocery Store. Owner Victor Nunez purchased the building and remodeled it into a brightly colored...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Literary Festival to attract dozens of authors

The public is invited to attend a flurry of free writing and poetry workshops at the inaugural Cortez Literary Festival June 7-8. Keynote speaker Anne Hillerman will kick off the Cortez Library...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six candidates vie for three open seats on Empire Electric board

Six candidates have entered the race for three open seats on Empire Electric Association Inc.’s board of directors. Ballots will be sent to cooperative members in May for candidates running for a...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mud Springs trails day to teach user etiquette

Learn about trail etiquette, get some exercise and win prizes during a Share the Trails event at the Mud Springs area south of Cortez on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The nonmotorized event is...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New location sought for communication tower

Montezuma County commissioners are urging a telecommunication company to consider another location for a tower planned in a commercial and residential neighborhood south of Cortez. AT&T is seeking...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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