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Cortez offers incentives to businesses that improve their look

The city of Cortez has announced a plan to compensate businesses that improve the look of their landscaping or storefront look this year. The Parks and Recreation Department has promised Cortez...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Manaugh works to redesign school culture in Cortez

Manaugh Elementary School is planning some radical things over the next few years to keep the school moving on the right track, Principal Donetta Jones told school board members at their meeting...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Protesters at Tipton's office oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Coby Baer leaves imprint on athletic fields and Cortez

On the football field, baseball field, basketball court, and track, Montezuma-Cortez High School senior Coby Baer has become known for his size and speed. What truly defines the four-sport senior...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: High school sports

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Sunflower Theatre in Cortez hosts agricultural film festival

The Montezuma Land Conservancy will show a series of short movies this Saturday in an agriculture-themed film festival at the Sunflower Theatre. “Of Life and Land” will include 13 films about the...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts and entertainment

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores in high-water year

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam.Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were at 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as of Sunday. Below McPhee Dam, a...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County landfill catches fire after explosion

An explosion in a garbage pile caused a fire at the Montezuma County landfill Monday morning about 10:30 a.m. Cortez firefighters responded, and with assistance from landfill staff, put out the...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Panthers hit hard at Cortez Tournament

Playing under sunny skies at last weekend’s Cortez Tournament, the Montezuma-Cortez High School baseball team produced plenty of offensive highlights. Woes on the mound undid the Panthers however,...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: High school sports

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Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Storm advisory goes into effect Thursday in Southwest Colorado

A winter weather advisory for moderate to locally heavy snow will be in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday for the higher elevations of Southwest Colorado. Snow is expected to begin early...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Tomac wins third consecutive Supercross

Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colorado, won his sixth Supercross in the past eight races Saturday night, unseating three-time reigning champion Ryan Dungey in front more than 60,000 race fans at Lucas Oil...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: More sports