Cortez

Tipton’s GOP challenger plans events in Southwest Colorado

Lauren Boebert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the Republican nomination for the U.S. 3rd Congressional District, plans two events in Cortez Friday and Saturday. Boebert , who owns...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers want to crack down on health care ministries

Recently, a Colorado woman was badly beaten in an act of domestic violence, her medical bills totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. But when she asked her health coverage provider to help...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado taking marijuana banking into its own hands

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a congressional effort to knock down federal barriers has stalled. A handful of banks in...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, it really is quieter when it snows. Here’s why

The silence after a snowstorm isn’t just your imagination – those tiny flakes trap the sounds of your surroundings. Chris Bianchi, a meteorologist at Weather Nation, described the phenomenon as a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute charter moving forward in Towaoc

A prospective Ute Mountain Ute charter school is moving forward, and Towaoc educators may now apply to the Charter School Institute for authorization. At its regular January meeting, the...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac closes in on Supercross lead after duel in Oakland

Eli Tomac got his second victory of the season Saturday after winning a hard-fought duel with Ken Roczen at the 450 AMA Supercross in Oakland. He is now second in the 2020 standings, just three...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Sisters in red: Ignacio girls basketball brings uncomfortable conversation to gymnasium

IGNACIO – Justa Whitt entered the gymnasium at Ignacio High School to take an extraordinary team photo back in December. What she saw sent chills down her spine. Each coach and player on the girls...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County purchases three electric vehicles

Montezuma County took delivery of three new electric vehicles in January as part of an effort to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. After a year of research, the county purchased three 2020...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado kicks off DUI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend

The Colorado State Patrol and Department of Transportation on Friday kicked off The Heat Is On DUI enforcement for Super Bowl weekend. Ninety-one law enforcement agencies are participating in the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Land Conservancy approved for $24,000 grant

The Montezuma Land Conservancy has been approved for a $24,000 grant from the Southwest Basin Round Table to conduct water-saving research on Fozzie’s Farm, a hands-on youth education site. As part...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation easement near Norwood protects wildlife

In January, the Montezuma Land Conservancy closed on a 1,332-acre conservation easement north of Norwood, adjacent to the Uncompahgre National Forest. “This property represents critical elk...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidate names released for Cortez City Council

This April, an expected 14 people will be running for Cortez City Council. They will be vying for five open seats on April 7, the day of the municipal election. Prospective candidates had until...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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