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Local schools respond to Aztec High School shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, that left two students and the shooter dead, school districts are refocusing on safety. According to the districts, previously...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, 11 governors urge Congress to continue CHIP program

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Classes to resume at Aztec High School

AZTEC – Classes will resume next week as Aztec works to recover in the wake of a school shooting last week that left two students and the gunman dead. District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Artisans of Mancos welcome three new members

The Artisans of Mancos co-op welcomed three new members at a reception on Saturday afternoon. Landscape painter Linda Bonds works in pastels, and Western landscape painter Aileen McAlistar works in...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New thrift shop opens in Dolores

Two former city slickers have opened The 302 Thrift Shop in Dolores. Michael Williams and Melissa Miller moved to the area few years ago from the Cincinnati and Baltimore areas. “We love the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Town Manager Lana Hancock resigns

Lana Hancock announced Monday that she has resigned as the town manager of Dolores effective Dec. 31. She plans to continue serving as the town clerk and treasurer. “I never intended to be the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores board votes to take down playground structures

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously Monday to dismantle the structures at the popular Ron Kotarski Jr. Memorial Playground, pending approval from Great Outdoors Colorado. Based on an...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School to host Gallery Night

Southwest Open School will host a Gallery Night on Dec. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event aims to celebrate student learning through the academic semester of the school year. Parents, guardians or...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 12 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect arrested after armed robbery at Cortez Walmart

A man was arrested Friday in Cortez on a warrant for allegedly robbing a Walmart cash register at gunpoint the week before. According to incident reports from the Cortez Police Department, the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested, woman injured in collision near Towaoc

A man was arrested and a woman was injured after two vehicles collided Tuesday morning near Towaoc. Colorado State Patrol troopers, the Ute Mountain Ute Fire Department and other emergency...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gingerbread auction raises funds for Grace’s Soup Kitchen

The annual Gingerbread Auction to benefit Grace’s Soup Kitchen for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was held on Dec. 7. Organizer Leigh Waggoner, who started the event three years ago, said nearly...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans announce run for county commissioner

Three Republican candidates have announced their intention to run for the District 1 seat on the Montezuma County Commission in the 2018 election. Jim Candelaria, Charlie Rosenbaugh and incumbent...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News