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How candidates for U.S. House differ on health care, the economy, public lands

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the gladhanding and in-person town halls that have become a staple of political campaigns – at least for now. Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive...

DATE: April 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Osprey Packs switches to making protective masks

Pack repair is not an essential business under Colorado public health orders limiting commerce to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. So Osprey Packs, in Cortez, got permission to adjust its repair...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening date for McPhee boat ramp delayed

The McPhee Reservoir boating season has been delayed to minimize the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus. The McPhee boat ramp’s opening date has been pushed to May 1, according to the San...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado attorney general endorses James Iacino for Tipton’s seat

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced his endorsement this week of James Iacino in the Democratic primary for the 3rd Congressional District. A former deputy attorney general under...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores and Cortez chambers form business task force

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has teamed up with the Mancos and Cortez chambers to form the Montezuma Business Task Force. The effort is to support local businesses during the...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis extends order closing schools, will address stay-at-home extension

CENTENNIAL – Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said all Colorado schools will be closed to in-person learning until at least April 30, extending an earlier order by about a week. The initial order,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council election days away

The Cortez City Council election is around the corner, and ballots are streaming in. Despite the disruptions of the coronavirus outbreak, the municipal election is on track for Tuesday. City Clerk...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial seeking in-house COVID-19 testing

Southwest Memorial Hospital is seeking to buy its own coronavirus testing equipment, and the facility has room to double its number of beds to 60 if a surge of hospitalizations are needed, said...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three M-CHS basketball players named to two all-conference teams

After a vote by Intermountain League coaches, Teagan Whiteskunk and Titus Jackson of Montezuma-Cortez High School been named to the Intermountain League’s boys’ all-conference team for the...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma County Democrats holding remote assembly

After canceling their in-person county assembly, originally scheduled for March 21, the Montezuma County Democrats are now holding a remote assembly by secure email ballot. The participating 58...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Skier evacuated by helicopter after avalanche near Rico

Rescue crews responded Tuesday to a backcountry skier injured in an avalanche in Dolores County near Rico, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The injured skier was caught in...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado doesn’t have enough ventilators, so medical professionals get creative

WASHINGTON – The limited supply of ventilators is one of the main concerns hospitals face as they gear up for what is expected to be an onslaught of COVID-19 cases in April. To prepare, medical...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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