Who pays for search and rescue missions?

When someone needs to be rescued in the backcountry, who pays? It turns out, there’s a number of funding sources to keep the La Plata County Search and Rescue team fully operational and ready to go...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public insurance option could lower costs for Connect for Health customers

The state of Colorado proposed an insurance option this week that could offer relief to residents paying some of the highest insurance premiums. The new public insurance option could lower premium...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez homecoming parade runs on Main Street

Onlookers lined Main Street Friday afternoon to watch young athletes, musicians, and local businesses process their way to the annual Montezuma-Cortez High School Homecoming football game at...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assistant DA Margeson announces candidacy

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Margeson of the 22nd Judicial District has announced his candidacy for the District Attorney position in the Nov. 2020 election. Margeson, a Republican, has been...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes elect Heart with strong support

Ute Mountain Utes have again elected Manuel Heart to lead the 2,100-member tribe in Southwest Colorado. In a landslide victory Friday, Heart earned 231 votes to become the next tribal chairman,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

National popular vote debated at Fort Lewis College

A movement to elect the president by winner of the national popular vote would create a system that values every voter equally, according to a proponent. But a critic said the change would simply...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort starts making snow; opening date announced

Purgatory Resort began blowing snow this week on the heels of its third-snowiest season since it opened more than 50 years ago. Snow towers sprayed frozen mist on Purgatory’s base area Friday...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez delays decision on land use code until January

The Cortez City Council voted to push a final reading and hearing on the city’s land use code update through the end of January – giving residents an extra 3½ months to submit comments. The code...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County continues effort to assert control over U.S. roads

The Montezuma County commissioners are continuing their effort to assert management rights of historic trails and roads on federal lands, and are also considering raising the budget to pave more...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More scenic byways expected within a year

WASHINGTON – A revival of the National Scenic Byways program is underway after a bill became law last month requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to open an application process for new...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Artifacts taken from Mesa Verde are coming home

After more than 100 years in a museum in Finland, the ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde National Park home are coming back to Southwest...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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