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T-ball game turns violent at Cortez’s Parque de Vida

Police were called on Monday night to the baseball fields at Parque de Vida for a report of several adults who were fighting at a children’s T-ball game. One woman, Keesha MacAulay of Cortez, was...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boating below McPhee dam is wrapping up

McPhee Reservoir managers expect the rafting flows on the Lower Dolores River to end this week as the last of the mountain snowpack melts off.At noon June 21, flows below the dam were at 800 cubic...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Farmers market offers chance to buy into a dairy herd

The Cortez Farmers Market is in full swing, offering its usual fabulous array of local foods, produce, crafts, meats, canned goods, baked goods, flowers, music and eclectica. Throw in a healthy...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Conquistador Golf Course to get official guide

The city of Cortez plans to step up its promotion of Conquistador Golf Course. The city doesn’t advertise Conquistador much outside the Cortez area, and special events coordinator Jon Brooks hopes...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County declares mill fire an emergency disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the Western Excelsior fire on May 8. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos Cowboy half marathon set for Saturday

The fourth annual Mancos Cowboy Half-Marathon, 5K and Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Mancos Public Library. The half-marathon will start at 7:30 a.m., and the 5K race will start...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State wineries, cannabis give Telluride event Colorado focus

The Telluride Wine Festival returned Thursday and continues through Sunday, for its 36th year. This time, however, its organizers have a few changes in mind. Among the festival’s 30 events are a...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Documentary footage on missing Mesa Verde hiker filmed in Cortez

A studio is filming a documentary in Cortez and Mesa Verde National Park this week, to focus on the search and rescue efforts surrounding the disappearance of Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, in 2013....

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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UPDATE: Woman dies after 3-vehicle crash on Main Street

A Jeep Cherokee hit two vehicles on Main Street about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Cortez police, resulting in the death of a passenger.The Jeep started on Mildred Road and jumped the curb near...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez schools declare critical teacher shortage

Cortez school board members on Tuesday voted to declare a critical teacher and bus driver shortage. Assistant Superintendent Dan Porter said 31 district staff members have resigned since the end of...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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First Cortez high school demolition phase is complete

The retired Montezuma-Cortez High School demolition project was back on track Monday morning after slipping over the weekend, and Re-1 School District Owner’s Representative Jim Ketter said Tuesday...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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New Southwest Health medical office building dedicated

The new medical office building under construction at Southwest Memorial Hospital was dedicated Tuesday in a “topping-out ceremony” attended by about 30 hospital staff, board members and...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News