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Colorado House OKs vaccination bill

A bill that would require parents to have additional education before opting their children out of vaccinations passed in the state House Monday, after a local community leader defended it. The...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Private health plans lag in county as deadline nears

As the deadline for enrollment approaches, the numbers show Medicaid enrollment from Montezuma County outstripped enrollment in private insurance through the new state-run health exchange. The...

DATE: March 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Vaccination bill advances in Colorado House

A bill that would require parents to have additional education before opting their children out of vaccinations advanced in the state House Friday, after a local community leader defended it in...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Private health plans lag in county as deadline nears

As the deadline for enrollment approaches, the numbers show Medicaid enrollment from Montezuma County outstripped enrollment in private insurance through the new state-run health exchange. The...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virtual welder ignites new training possibilities

When local community college students lay down their first line of molten metal, it may not be with a live torch next semester. For the first time at Southwest Colorado Community College, students...

DATE: March 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Enduring hope

There is always hope. That is the guiding mantra of Gail Carpenter and Betsy Jones who have been working in women’s jail ministry for decades. “You’re faith just keeps carrying you on, that maybe...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Faith

School to farm program growing

The Montezuma School to Farm Project will expand the garden on the Cortez Middle School campus this year after receiving a sizable grant. The Colorado Health Foundation gave the project almost...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores girls improv team going to state finals in Destination Imagination

Performing a play with five minutes to prepare would make many students weak with nerves. But a group of four eighth-grade girls from Dolores Middle School thrive on just such a challenge and will...

DATE: March 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Education

Project finds apple thought to be extinct

Scattered in orchards around the county are varieties of apple trees that were largely forgotten until the co-founders of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project went looking. In the process,...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Girls improv team going to state finals

Performing a play with five minutes to prepare would make many students weak with nerves. But a group of four eighth-grade girls from Dolores Middle School thrive on just such a challenge and will...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Area farmers forming distribution co-op

A wholesale distribution cooperative for local farmers and ranchers launched Thursday under the banner Southwest Farm Fresh, A Farm and Ranch Cooperative. The group of about 20 area producers...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Willowtail Springs seeks artists

A local preserve that has become a destination for artists, writers and scientists is working to make the experience more accessible to up-and-coming creative minds. The Willowtail Springs Nature...

DATE: March 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - Living