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Southwestern Water Conservation District identifies replacement director

The Southwestern Water Conservation District seems to have identified a replacement for longtime director Bruce Whitehead, who retired earlier this year. Bob Wolff, president of the water district...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science teacher takes reins at Montezuma-Cortez High School

A longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School science teacher will be taking over as principal this coming fall. Eric Chandler has been selected to fill the role for the 2019-20 school year. He takes...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bail set at $1 million in homicide west of Mancos

Bond for Debra Gaylyn Riddle, suspected in the July 4 shooting death of her common-law husband, was set at $1 million Wednesday in Cortez. David Mooney, a 60-year-old man from Arizona, was found...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man found guilty of sex assault charges

A Towaoc man was found guilty Thursday in federal court of two sex assault charges. Ute Mountain Ute tribal member Wambli Mills, 23, used physical force to sexually assault an intoxicated friend at...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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