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Empire Electric board election is June 20

The Empire Electric Association Inc.’s board of directors election is Thursday, June 20. Voters can still drop their ballots up until 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Empire Electric main offices, 801 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Senior Center gets upgrades

The Montezuma County Senior Center has a new director and a new look, plus more upgrades and activities are planned. Director Jonathan Parker was recently hired to run the center, located at 107 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners drop term limit ballot question

In two June meetings, the Montezuma County commissioners decided on the term limits issue, approved equipment purchases for the Sheriff’s Office, and discussed access to public lands. Commissioners...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Resurfacing work begins east of Cortez

Chip-seal operations are underway at the eastern edge of Cortez for a project that will bring a fresh surface to U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of town to the top of Mancos Hill. The $2.6...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court: Montezuma County will pay to replace culvert

Montezuma County is responsible for paying to replace a $10,000 culvert under a county road that is relied on by the Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co., according to a June 17 ruling by 22nd Judicial...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico’s Enterprise Bar hosts music festival

Every summer sees thousands of people from the world over converging in Western Colorado for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Just down the road, Rico also hosts live shows at the Enterprise Bar &...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced for role in death of 2 girls

A man charged with crimes connected to the death of two children in Norwood in 2017 was sentenced June 4, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Ashford Nathaniel Archer was sentenced to...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Skate 4 Life

Skaters, musicians, hula hoopers, and more took over the Cortez Skate Park last Saturday for the annual Suicide Awareness Skateboarding Competition. This was the eighth year that the competition...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man injured in head-on crash at U.S. 160/491 intersection

A 25-year-old Cortez man was in stable condition Monday morning at Southwest Memorial Hospital after suffering broken bones in a head-on collision Sunday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Fire Department and Dolores County...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Celtic Fair happening Saturday

Dust off your kilts – the Cortez Celtic Fair returns to town this Saturday. This is the second year the fair has taken over the Parque de Vida, and it aims to celebrate Celtic heritage and support...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bountiful hay harvest begins in Montezuma County

Rusty Hall has already made a first cutting on 80 acres of leased land in McElmo Canyon, setting up what he expects will be a banner year for hay production in Montezuma County. “Last year was...

DATE: June 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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