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A historic orchard in Dolores produces Teal Cider

On a back road west of Dolores lies an oasis of cool, fresh air and apples. Martha and Dusty Teal fell in love with the T Lazy T Orchard in 2009. The couple then lived in Durango and after...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual Harvest Festival kicks off in Dolores

The fourth annual Dolores Harvest Festival kicked off to a beautiful autumn morning on Saturday. The festival has been taking shape for the past few years since beginning in 2011. “The Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Danish gymnasts plan to visit Cortez Middle School

A group of Danish gymnasts will perform at Cortez Middle School on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. The group is from a organization called the Danish Gymnastic International Group. The group, led by Kim Hahn,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire district holds monthly meeting

The Cortez Fire Protection District board last week received updates on construction of the new fire station and a fire that gutted a house northwest of Cortez. Vergil Gray, building division...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac will defend title at Monster Energy Cup

National motocross champion Eli Tomac, of Cortez, will defend his title in the Monster Energy Cup Supercross in Las Vegas, racing for a $1 million prize. To bring home the grand prize, Tomac must...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Video and story: Southwest Colorado Concert season opens to full house

David Osborne, known as “pianist to the presidents,” wowed the crowd at his Monday night performance, accompanied by Denny Morales on bass and Paul Stubblefield on drums and vocals. The David...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rider picked to race at Las Vegas Supercross

Alex Vestal has been invited to compete at the Monster Energy Cup Supercross this weekend in Las Vegas. According to a press release, the Monster Energy Cup Supermini is by invitation only, and it...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students’ posters will compete for state prize

Winners of a fifth-grade poster contest were announced at the Mancos Public Library on Oct. 3. The Colorado Association of Conservation Districts and the National Association of Conservation...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renew/Wings stages saucy ‘In Her Shoes’ fundraiser

Renew/Wings held the second annual “An Evening in Her Shoes” on Saturday at the Elks Club in Cortez. Men competed as “cinematic bombshells” in the categories of talent, evening gown and interview,...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Granny Smiths are late bloomers in Cortez

The Brunk family’s 1-year-old apple tree, from Four Season Greenery and Nursery, blossomed last week. By Monday, Snow was back in the forecast. In what is called a “rat-tail bloom,” the tree has...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two face charges in attempted escape at Montezuma County jail

Two female inmates who were removed from their cell early Saturday morning face charges of attempting to escape from the Montezuma County Detention Center. Laci Hankins and Whitney Williford were...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Mask You Live In’ shown at the Sunflower Theatre

On Thursday, the Sunflower Theatre screened “The Mask You Live In,” which explores how America’s definition of masculinity can harm men and boys. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News