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McPhee managers restrict boating access points

McPhee Reservoir managers expect big crowds this Memorial Day weekend at the lake remind boaters that the Dolores Water Conservancy District and Bureau of Reclamation are restricting access to...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Memorial Day events honor veterans

Several local events will honor veterans this weekend for Memorial Day. In Mancos, people are invited to meet Sunday at noon at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231, 136 W. Grand Ave. Veterans...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City employees face higher deductible for insurance

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a new employee health insurance plan with higher upfront costs, which they hope will save money in the long run.Human resources...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheriff Blotter

Tuesday, May 9 5:24 p.m. : A woman reported a theft in the 16000 block of U.S. Highway 145. She said someone had stolen about $350 of flagstones she and her husband had planned to use for...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Ceramic artist Bachmeier speaking at Mesa Verde

Ceramics artist Brad Bachmeier will discuss his approach to ceramic arts and show examples of his work Friday at 7 p.m. at the Far View Lodge Library at Mesa Verde National Park. The event is free...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez students dedicate project to Dale Claxton

This month marks 19 years since Cortez Police Officer Dale Claxton was killed in the line of duty, and Cortez Middle School eighth-graders decided to dedicate the school’s first Legacy Project to...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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ATF, accelerant-sniffing dog assist in Durango fire investigation

The investigation into the cause of a fire that engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio just before midnight Sunday was ongoing Tuesday. “It’s a huge scene to process,” said Deputy Chief Randy Black with the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Panthers get a rare win and a mother-daughter record at state meet

For as long as many local sports fans can remember, no Montezuma-Cortez High School track athlete has stood atop the podium at the Colorado State Track Championships. All that changed on May 21...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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Boating below McPhee dam ending

The whitewater boating season on the Lower Dolores River below McPhee dam is ending, but it may be briefly revived later. By midnight May 23, flows will ramp down to 600 cubic feet per second, hold...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police shootings of Native Americans spark a movement

No one knows why, but when he heard the sudden blare of sirens behind him, Daniel Covarrubias began running. The 37-year-old was walking home from the St. Clare hospital in Lakewood, Washington, on...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos Days announces 2017 schedule

The Mancos Colorado Days Association has announced the schedule for the 2017 festival, which runs Festival takes place July 27-30. The theme for this year’s event is “Honoring Those Who Serve” and...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News