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Shooting death in Dolores is ruled a suicide

The shooting death of a Dolores resident on Friday afternoon has been ruled a suicide, law enforcement officials said.Montezuma County Undersheriff Vern Knuckles said deputies responded about 4:30...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 9 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Connect 4 goes back to the drawing board on broadband

The Connect 4 Broadband Initiative has a new strategy to move forward with a countywide internet project that has been stalled since early 2016. For more than a year, representatives from the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boettcher Teacher Residency provides crucial aid to rural districts

Colorado needs teachers. Thousands of them. Colleges in the state are graduating 25 percent fewer licensed teachers than they did six years ago. The crisis is most acute in rural Colorado, where...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Looking for a party? Here’s where you can find one to view the solar eclipse

Herald Staff Report The total solar eclipse will be visible about 80 percent Monday in Southwest Colorado. The partial eclipse in our area will be visible from 10:18 a.m. to 1:09 p.m., with peak...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 11 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma-Cortez schools cancel solar eclipse event

Citing safety and cultural issues, Montezuma-Cortez schools has canceled Monday’s eclipse-viewing events.Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 on Friday posted a notice about the cancellation on...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 11 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire destroys shop, causes explosions south of Cortez

A violent fire south of Cortez on Thursday evening destroyed a shop and nearly burned down a residence. An unattended burn pile that got out of control in windy conditions sparked dry grass, then...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Truck driver arrested in Cortez “road rage” incident

A truck driver was arrested north of Cortez on Monday on suspicion of second-degree assault and other charges after allegedly attacking another driver with a hammer. According to the arrest report,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 14 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Sanitation District plans construction projects

The Cortez Sanitation District board of directors is planning repairs for next year at the waste management plant and several sewer lines in the city. District Manager Jan Nelson said the pavement...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Petroglyph suggests Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Get ready, because on Monday there’s going to be an onslaught of total-solar-eclipse photos posted to social media, and in all likelihood, even some selfies where your friends’ heads eclipse the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kinder Morgan to stop claiming disputed deduction

Following a Colorado Supreme Court ruling, Kinder Morgan has informed Montezuma County that it will stop claiming a contested tariff deduction on their tax filings, county assessor Leslie Bugg...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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County approves 10 percent raises for elected officials

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday voted 2-1 to approve a 10 percent raise for elected officials.Commissioners Keenan Ertel and James Lambert voted for the raise, and Larry Don Suckla voted...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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What should Superfund accomplish?

What should the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently declared Superfund listing on 48-mining related sites around Silverton accomplish over the next several years? That’s the question a newly...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News