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Heritage Center plans exhibit on famous Wetherill family

An exhibit arriving at the Anasazi Heritage Center in March will focus on the family that helped pioneer archaeology in Montezuma County.“Trowels, Trading Posts and Travelers,” which opens March...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sheriff prepares for mounted patrol

This spring, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will add two officers to its roster – officers with hooves. Sheriff Steve Nowlin announced his plan to start a mounted patrol program back in...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library starts agriculture series with grazing lecture

The Mancos Public Library started a new series of agriculture seminars on Wednesday with two different perspectives on grazing land. Cattle rancher Dustin Stein and U.S. Forest Service agent...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Cortez council approves building plans over last-minute objections

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council unanimously approved two building site plans despite some questions from neighbors and the city engineer. After the Planning and Zoning...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Parks and Recreation looks for new board members

The Cortez Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department decided on Friday to begin the search for a new board member. During the department’s morning meeting, Parks and Recreation Director Dean...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three lectures planned in Dolores Library’s Winter Tales series

As the weather warms up in Montezuma County, the Dolores Library’s “Winter Tales” lecture series will wrap up with stories from Peru, Mexico and Thailand. For the second year in a row, the library...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homestyle Railroad Cafe opens in Dolores

Longtime Montezuma County resident Brian MacPherson plans to honor the past with his new Dolores restaurant, The Railroad Cafe. MacPherson has wanted to own a restaurant, and in late December he...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sale of Montezuma courthouse leaves Bridge shelter in limbo

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez could face its own emergency this year, as Montezuma County commissioners recently put its location up for sale. The decision to sell the Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez awards bid for new businesses’ fiber services

On Tuesday the Cortez City Council awarded a bid to the Durango company DAK Drilling and Well Service for a fiber construction project set to begin this year. The project will install two miles of...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

HomesFund asks Cortez council for support

A housing assistance program based in Durango asked the Cortez City Council to support its Montezuma County services during a workshop on Tuesday . HomesFund is a nonprofit that offers mortgage...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma’s Bunny McComb is named Cowbelle of the Year

Bunny McComb, a longtime advocate for the beef industry, was named Cowbelle of the Year during the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association’s annual dinner Saturday night. McComb has been a member...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores rancher Al Heaton named Stockman of the Year

A former director of the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association received the Stockman of the Year award at their annual banquet Saturday night. Al Heaton, of Dolores, is known as a man “who can...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News