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Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Boebert campaigns against Tipton in Cortez and Durango

Lauren Boebert told 40 people at her Durango meet-and-greet Thursday she’s running into Republicans who want an active representative in Congress, “not someone just warming a seat thinking we’re in...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students hear about the future of jobs

The future of work will in some ways be very different: Graduates in 2020 shouldn’t expect they’ll work in the same industry their entire life, artificial intelligence will eliminate many jobs from...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Rosa Sabido supporters seek help from U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

About 80 supporters of Rosa Sabido, who has been living for the past 1,000 days in sanctuary at the United Methodist Church in Mancos, gathered for a vigil Thursday in front of U.S. Rep. Scott...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man falls from Purgatory lift

A man fell about 30 feet from the Purgatory Village Express lift about 1 p.m. Friday, but details of the incident and the extent of the man’s injuries have not been released by officials. The man’s...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC looks for free online replacements for textbooks

Students at Fort Lewis College will increasingly benefit from open educational resources offered free online that replace often-costly textbooks with the assistance of a $31,000 grant from the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

Weekend snow expected in the San Juan Mountains

A weekend storm forecast to move into Southwest Colorado on Saturday afternoon is expected to bring a mix of rain and snow that could leave between 1 to 3 inches of snow in Durango and Cortez and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skier at Purgatory who died after hitting tree ID’d

The 70-year-old Dallas man who hit a tree and died Saturday while skiing at Purgatory Resort was identified Sunday as Joel Eastman. Eastman hit a tree around 1:15 p.m. Saturday between Lift 3 and...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballots mailed for Colorado’s presidential primary

More than 16,000 ballots went out Monday to active voters in Montezuma County for Colorado’s first presidential primary in 20 years. “We’re already getting some back,” said Montezuma County Clerk...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alliance pitches health plan to Montezuma County, Southwest Colorado

Executives at Southwest Memorial Hospital will burn the midnight oil for the next week to meet a deadline to join a regional effort to develop a health insurance plan that could substantially lower...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp farmers in Montezuma County face glut, low prices

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices might have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmers present their trials using cover crops

DOVE CREEK – Planting cover crops instead of fallowing fields may boost soil health, but farmers shouldn’t expect their efforts to work immediately. Cover crops also increase costs. That was the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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