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Forest travel plan released for Rico-West Dolores

A new travel plan for the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest reduces single-track motorcycle access in order to benefit wildlife habitat, hunters and quiet recreation users. But...

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

Deadline for Montezuma County health survey is extended

A survey sponsored by the Montezuma County Health Department will continue through Nov. 30, director Bobbi Lock said. The survey, which is available online and in paper form at county and city...

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

Live music scheduled this weekend in Montezuma County

There are several live music events this weekend in Montezuma County. On Nov. 17, David Daniel Dennis will perform at the Mancos Brewery, at 484 E Frontage Road, Mancos, from 6-9 p.m. Also on Nov....

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 17 hours 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW cautions residents of deer mating season

Mating season for deer in Colorado is at its peak, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents to be cautious and avoid conflict. Bucks are territorial and loaded with testosterone while...

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

Cortez Recreation Center’s community garden set to expand

The community garden outside the Cortez Recreation Center could be much bigger by spring. At the parks, recreation and forestry advisory council meeting on Friday, the leaders of a group of...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Indian restaurant opens on Cortez Main Street

A new Indian restaurant has opened on Main Street in Cortez. Mirch Masala held its grand opening on Nov. 10, after moving into the space formerly occupied by Nero’s Italian Restaurant. The manager,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

A map of language charted by Navajo philosophy

Outside her office at the Peaceful Spirit Treatment Center on the Southern Ute Reservation, Navajo poet Esther Belin takes in the thin late-fall sun. Here in the Four Corners of Southwest Colorado,...

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

Montezuma-Cortez school board resumes mill levy campaign

Meeting for the first time since voters rejected its property tax increase, the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board on Tuesday discussed short-term solutions for its budget until it can put the tax...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shots fired as wanted man leads officers on chase into Dolores

Law enforcement officers deployed a spike strip and fired a stun gun and a firearm before arresting a man who fled a traffic stop on Colorado Highway 184 about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort to open Saturday despite warm weather

Warm weather is no deterrent for Purgatory Resort’s opening day Saturday, when the ski area will celebrate the beginning of its 52nd season. Resort spokeswoman Kim Oyler said Purgatory nearly...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cortez faces suicide crisis with open discussion

Although Montezuma County has the second-highest per capita suicide rate in Colorado, according to Coroner George Deavers, it’s still a difficult subject to discuss. But after two girls took their...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 21 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Van collides with semi near U.S. 160-491 junction

A van collided with a semitrailer at the intersection of U.S. Highways 160 and 491 about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported. According to Cortez Police Sgt. Glen Edwards, as the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News