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Free COVID-19 testing offered in Dove Creek

Axis Health System will provide free COVID-19 testing in Dolores County for two days next week. The free drive-thru service will take place June 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Axis’ Dove Creek...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repeat offender from Towaoc gets 30 years for assaulting wife

A federal judge in Durango has sentenced David Sidney Wells, 44, of Towaoc, to 30 years in federal prison for assaulting his wife on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Wells was indicted April 5,...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June storm brings snow to San Juan Mountains

A rare June storm blanketed several inches of snow across Southwest Colorado, with both Silverton and Telluride reporting about a half-foot of snow accumulation. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist with...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Farmers Market returns, with coronavirus restrictions

On a blustery Saturday, the Cortez Farmers Market sprouted up at Elm and Main streets, and will continue through its usual summer season, but with some COVID-related adjustments. The market opened...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fans return to Montezuma County Speedway

Fans are returning to the Montezuma County Speedway, despite a Colorado health order that prohibits large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. But race promoter Gene Felker believes...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac wins muddy Salt Lake 3 supercross, widens series lead

Eli Tomac of Cortez on Sunday won the third of seven series races at Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium after a battle in the mud with defending champion Cooper Webb. With four races to go in the...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Heavy storms sweep through Four Corners

Severe storms have been sweeping through the Four Corners region Saturday, with flash flood advisories in effect at least through mid-afternoon. Southeastern Utah appears to have received the brunt...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 3 commissioner candidates express views

Unless an unaffiliated candidate petitions onto the November general election ballot, the Montezuma County commissioner race for Districts 2 and 3 likely will be decided during the June 30 primary...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

District 2 candidates express views

Unless an unaffiliated candidate petitions onto the November general election ballot, the Montezuma County commissioner race for Districts 2 and 3 likely will be decided during the June 30 primary...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Rec Center reopens Monday with some restrictions

The Cortez Recreation Center is officially reopening Monday — although with some restrictions. The Rec Center has been closed for a few months because of the coronavirus, but after the Colorado...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers Market returns to downtown Cortez

Warm weather has arrived, and despite the upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cortez Farmers Market will go on. The market opens up tomorrow morning and will run through Oct. 31. It...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys house on U.S. 160 south of Cortez

About 4:52 a.m. Wednesday, Cortez Fire Protection District crews responded to a house fire on U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez. The two-story structure was engulfed in flames, said Chief Jay...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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