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Cortez council election days away

The Cortez City Council election is around the corner, and ballots are streaming in. Despite the disruptions of the coronavirus outbreak, the municipal election is on track for Tuesday. City Clerk...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial seeking in-house COVID-19 testing

Southwest Memorial Hospital is seeking to buy its own coronavirus testing equipment, and the facility has room to double its number of beds to 60 if a surge of hospitalizations are needed, said...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 hour 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three M-CHS basketball players named to two all-conference teams

After a vote by Intermountain League coaches, Teagan Whiteskunk and Titus Jackson of Montezuma-Cortez High School been named to the Intermountain League’s boys’ all-conference team for the...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Montezuma County Democrats holding remote assembly

After canceling their in-person county assembly, originally scheduled for March 21, the Montezuma County Democrats are now holding a remote assembly by secure email ballot. The participating 58...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Skier evacuated by helicopter after avalanche near Rico

Rescue crews responded Tuesday to a backcountry skier injured in an avalanche in Dolores County near Rico, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The injured skier was caught in...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fire crews respond to uncontrolled burns

Two controlled burns got out of control on Tuesday, but were extinguished by Cortez Fire Protection District crews. About 4 p.m., shifting winds that came suddenly out of the north caused a...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How candidates for U.S. House differ on health care, the economy, public lands

The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the gladhanding and in-person town halls that have become a staple of political campaigns – at least for now. Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Escape from coronavirus news in nature

Social distancing, self-quarantines, job layoffs and a worldwide pandemic. What to do? Escape outside for some space and fresh air. A Colorado stay-at-home order implies exercise should be done...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to enhance commercial parking at rest area between Cortez and Mancos

Starting April 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Four Corners Materials will begin rest area truck parking enhancements at two locations on U.S. Highway 160,...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores and Cortez chambers form business task force

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has teamed up with the Mancos and Cortez chambers to form the Montezuma Business Task Force. The effort is to support local businesses during the...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 55 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Collision with semitrailer kills Jeep driver in Montezuma County

An Arizona man was killed Monday morning when his Jeep collided with a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 491 near Lewis, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. About 9:38 a.m., a purple 1992...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but second person in 40s has died

CENTENNIAL – Measures limiting Coloradans’ movement may have begun to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the state, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Polis said the number of people affected by...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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