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Virus outbreak hits Montezuma, La Plata counties

A virus outbreak that affects mainly horses and cattle is on the rise in Montezuma and La Plata counties. In mid-July, the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced two horses in La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small but tough, Maxine Felkins reflects on her 102 years

At age 102, Maxine Felkins recounted how her parents homesteaded – living in a tent near Goodman Point, northwest of Cortez, in the months prior to her birth. Because her mother was concerned...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair wraps up week of 4-H and fun

Ranching demonstrations, crashing cars, and livestock of all varieties converged at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds this week for the annual county fair. The fair kicked off July 26 with a concert...

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

Livestock sale caps Montezuma County Fair

After months of raising and caring for goats and sheep and pigs, young ranchers and 4-H’ers sold their prize critters at the Montezuma County Fair livestock sale on Saturday. The animals were shown...

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

Hemp entrepreneurs face banking challenges

Opening a checking account or getting a loan can be tough for hemp businesses in Southwest Colorado and across the nation because federal regulations haven’t caught up to the industry. The 2018...

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

Annual balloon rally takes to skies over Cortez

Rainbow globes dotted the city skies this weekend for the 17th annual Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally. The rally at Parque de Vida attracts pilots and balloons from across the Four Corners...

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

‘Basketball or Nothing’ covers hoops dreams on Navajo Nation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – High school basketball fans in Arizona and New Mexico likely know all about “rez ball” – a run-and-gun, pass-cut-and-shoot style of play popular in Native American communities....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Delta-Montrose Electric prohibited from helping LPEA exit Tri-State

Delta-Montrose Electric Association successfully negotiated an exit from Southwest Colorado’s wholesale electricity supplier this month, but it won’t be able to help other co-ops, such as La Plata...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New federal funding lowers health insurance premiums on state exchange

Federal funding was approved Wednesday that will help Southwest Colorado residents save an average of 30% on insurance premiums purchased through the state health care exchange. “People that pay...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc education leaders hope to open charter

Ute Mountain Ute educators are looking to open a charter school in Towaoc. The school would emphasize a “different” type of learning along with incorporating language and culture into its...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet pushes education reform in Democratic presidential debate

A diverse group of 10 candidates in Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Detroit spent much of the night taking jabs at one man on stage and another who wasn’t: former Vice President...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, moderates target liberal Democrats in debate

Moderate candidates for president ganged up on two liberal front-runners Tuesday night in the first of two Democratic primary debates in Detroit this week. From the outset, former Colorado Gov....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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