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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: 5 days 1 hour 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: 3 days 23 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: 3 days 23 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: 5 days 10 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: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman arrested on suspicion of homicide west of Mancos

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman suspected in an alleged homicide west of Mancos two weeks ago. On July 4, a 60-year-old Arizona man was found dead at 7850 Road 37 west of...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Clothing and home goods shop opens in Cortez

A clothing and home goods shop has opened on East Main Street in Cortez and aims to offer shoppers more retail choice. The space formerly home to ImageNet Consulting was remodeled into a more open...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man gets 3 years in prison after charges pile up

A Dolores man who was apprehended in Utah on Montezuma County felony warrants for weapons and menacing charges after a two-hour standoff in Durango was given six months in prison Monday. Montezuma...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two mussel-infested boats intercepted at McPhee

Inspectors are intercepting far more mussel-invested boats trying to enter Colorado lakes this year than in previous years, and a few contaminated boats have been stopped at McPhee Reservoir. This...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Reckless Kelly heads to Cortez for Montezuma County Fair

A country rock band will headline this year’s Montezuma County Fair. Austin-based Reckless Kelly will take the stage Friday, July 26, at the fairgrounds, preceding the weeklong event. Their music...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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