Cortez

Bail set at $1 million in homicide west of Mancos

Bond for Debra Gaylyn Riddle, suspected in the July 4 shooting death of her common-law husband, was set at $1 million Wednesday in Cortez. David Mooney, a 60-year-old man from Arizona, was found...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man found guilty of sex assault charges

A Towaoc man was found guilty Thursday in federal court of two sex assault charges. Ute Mountain Ute tribal member Wambli Mills, 23, used physical force to sexually assault an intoxicated friend at...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s Montezuma County Fair time

Last year’s popular ATV Rodeo and Lawnmower Race will be back for its second year at the 2019 Montezuma County Fair, which will run from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, Aug. 4. “People had a great time...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Search suspended for elderly man missing from Dolores

The search for Ramon Brown, an elderly Dolores man suffering from dementia who walked away from the family home Sunday evening, has been suspended after an extensive four-day search that failed to...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA drills into American Tunnel to unravel mine pollution mystery

SILVERTON – Deep down, hundreds of feet below the Earth’s surface, the Environmental Protection Agency is looking for answers to one of the biggest mysteries in the Superfund site of mines around...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest names new executive dean

Samuel “Sam” Dosumu has been named the new executive dean for Pueblo Community College Southwest. He began the position July 1. Dosumu recently retired as the associate vice chancellor of academic...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil in Cortez supports immigration detainees

About 100 locals turned out for a candlelight vigil at City Park in support of those held in detention facilities at the southern border. The Cortez Lights for Liberty vigil was one of hundreds ...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two cases of livestock virus confirmed in La Plata County

Two cases of the vesicular stomatitis virus, a disease that primarily affects livestock, have been confirmed in La Plata County, according to state health officials. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Insurance premiums may fall 30% for state health exchange customers

Residents in Southwest Colorado purchasing insurance off the state health care exchange next year could see the cost of their premiums fall an average of 30%. The state Division of Insurance...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Patch of Colorado 145 repaved at site of Memorial Rock

Crews on Tuesday completed paving a section of Colorado Highway 145 damaged by the fall of Memorial Rock and another large boulder. They came tumbling down May 24, Memorial Day weekend, about 10...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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