Riddle sentenced to 15 years for Mancos murder

Debra Gaylyn Riddle was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison plus five years on parole for the second-degree murder of her common-law husband, David J. Mooney on July 3, 2019. The sentence was...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Norman Butler and Larry Archibeque win seats on Empire Electric board

Voters chose Norman Butler Jr. and Larry Archibeque to serve four-year terms on the Empire Electric Association board of directors during Thursday’s election. For the District 4 seat, Butler earned...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

League of Women Voters hosts candidate webinar

The League of Women’s Voters held an online forum Sept. 23 for the two candidates running for the District 3 Montezuma County Commission race seat. Unaffiliated Rebecca Samulski and Republican Joel...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric election is Thursday

The Empire Electric Association annual meeting and board election is Oct. 8, and voter turnout has been better than last year’s election. Three candidates are in the race for the District 4 seat,...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain election is Friday

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe will hold an election on Oct. 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center in Towaoc. Tribal members will choose a candidate for one open tribal council seat....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plane crash near Telluride kills newlyweds

A plane crash Monday east of Telluride killed the pilot and the only passenger, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff. The two victims were newlyweds and have been identified as Costas John...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial stays solvent during pandemic

The financial health of Southwest Memorial Hospital is stable despite setbacks from the coronavirus pandemic, officials report. Southwest Health System received $5.8 million in federal Cares Act...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tomac wins Thunder Valley motocross at home in Colorado

Defending AMA Motocross champion Eli Tomac of Cortez won the Thunder Valley National Saturday in Lakewood, moving into a close race for third place in the season standings. Tomac entered the 450cc...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Team rescues fallen hiker and puppy at Bridal Veil near Telluride

A hiker was injured Saturday after falling 30 feet at Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride while trying to rescue a friend’s puppy, who had also fallen. Technical rope rescues were required for the hiker...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sought in car theft at Keesee Motor Co. in Cortez

The Cortez Police Department is looking for a suspect in a car theft Friday morning at Keesee Motor Co. The man allegedly broke into a building at 111 S. Broadway about 4:55 a.m. and stole the keys...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Exceptional’ drought now plagues parts of Western Slope

Colorado’s drought conditions have worsened this week. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 90 percent of the state is in a severe drought, and more than half is considered in extreme...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute official leaves post amid Facebook disputes

The chairman of the election board for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has left his post after engaging in contentious exchanges with Towaoc and Cortez-area residents on social media over political...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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