A ‘Christmas Quilt’ of holiday stories set for Sunflower stage

The Sunflower Theatre is gearing up for the holiday season with a three-day performance series of Christmas stories and music. The cast of “The Christmas Quilt” features local actors of all ages,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Phone-in-cheek: Spike seen in cellphone-linked face injuries

Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That’s according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Southwest Health Alliance starting negotiations to bring health care costs down

Health insurance premiums in Southwest Colorado can rival a mortgage payment, but the recently formed Southwest Health Alliance expects to start negotiations with health care providers in coming...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge reverses Cortez’s denial of marijuana dispensary

The 22nd District Court has reversed the Cortez City Council’s denial of a marijuana retailer, meaning it will be granted another public hearing and a chance to open its doors. NuVue Pharma LLC ...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two more snow systems expected by Sunday

High-country snowpack should be even fatter after a couple of snow-producing storms move through Southwest Colorado this week. The coldest storm is expected Sunday. Six to 10 inches of snow fell...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez chief of police resigning, will lead his last parade

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane will lead his last Christmas Parade of Lights down Main Street this year. Lane has led the Parade of Lights each year since its inception, 30 years ago, said Terry...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners agree on $5 million paving project

After some tense discussions, Montezuma County commissioners agreed to spend $5 million on road-paving projects in 2020, and boost the coroner’s budget by $19,000 for certified deputies. Of the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: a Frosty-friendly weekend?

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View Elementary receives Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

Pleasant View Elementary School is one of nearly 100 elementaries in Colorado to earn the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award this year. Schools earn the award by demonstrating significant...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Desert bighorn population in good health

Desert bighorns roam the cliffs and pastures of the lower Dolores River canyon downstream of McPhee Dam, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on their management. CPW has...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to financially reward civic-minded students

Fort Lewis College announced Monday it will financially reward students who have earned scholarships from civic organizations in Southwest Colorado. The college will start providing the one-time...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pioneering in Southwestern Colorado, part 3

Editor’s note: This column, the last of three parts, was written by Fred Taylor based on an interview with Anna Florence Robison in 1934. By Fred Taylor The first fight was on July 3, 1884. The...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

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