Shane French’s lawsuit against city, police officers nears end

Settlement negotiations are nearing a conclusion in the case of Shane French, a Cortez resident who has sued the city of Cortez and several police officers over an arrest in 2014. The civil lawsuit...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado candidates take aim at front-runners in presidential debate

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took to the Democratic presidential debate stage Thursday night to try to reel in former Vice President Joe Biden from a...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drones used for aerial ignition on Doe Canyon Fire

Drone technology is being used to manage the Doe Canyon Fire burning on the San Juan National Forest southeast of Dove Creek. Most of the fire is being allowed to burn naturally to reduce buildup...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ticks likely to thrive in cool, wet conditions

This year’s cool, wet spring likely made life comfortable for ticks across the state and increased the chances of encountering one of the disease-carrying insects in Southwest Colorado. Already the...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, hard winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and harsh winter weather. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 new preschool classrooms coming to Cortez

Gov. Jared Polis’ recently approved funding of full-day kindergarten has allowed the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 to open two new preschool classrooms at the Beech Street site. The new...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug probe leads to arrests in Montezuma County

Five police vehicles drive up fast and stop suddenly at a commune-style residence in Montezuma County south of Cortez. A dozen officers with the Southwest Drug Task Force spill from the vehicles...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City awards contract for new Cortez park

DHM Design will design the park being built on the south side of Cortez. The Cortez City Council approved a $92,753 contract to design the park in a 6-1 vote during its regular meeting Tuesday,...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater boating continues on Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The West’s worst fires aren’t burning in forests

Between the town of Elko, Nevada, and the Idaho border stretches some of the most remote land in the Lower 48, rolling hills and arid basins as far as the eye can see. Last July, this section of...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Doe Canyon Fire grows to 210 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek has more than doubled in size since the weekend, but it continues to burn at low intensity. By Tuesday, the fire had scorched 210 acres in the San Juan...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed burn planned east of Dove Creek

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to burn 2,700 acres in the Lake Canyon area 10 miles east of Dove Creek in Dolores County. Operations are planned to begin Sunday and Monday; however,...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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