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County presents draft plan to reopen county

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners will host a meeting today at 1 p.m. to gain public input on a draft plan for the phased reopening of the county. The meeting will be held via video...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car crashes into auto parts store in Cortez

An SUV slammed into the NAPA Auto Parts building at 325 S. Broadway Wednesday afternoon, and took out a telephone pole along the way. The driver fled west on foot and was later contacted by the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center presents Marmot Cam

The yellow-bellied marmot has long been an endearing mascot of Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez. A wild colony resides in rock terraces around campus, and their furry, cute presence is...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County sees two new cases of COVID-19

Montezuma County has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives up to 15, the county’s public health department announced Wednesday. Of the positive cases, two...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Tribe sets up roadblocks, implements curfew

To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe has implemented a stay-at-home advisory, a curfew and roadblocks controlling access into Towaoc and White Mesa, Utah....

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

On the front lines of the outbreak in Southwest Colorado

COVID-19 has occupied every corner of the public’s mind since it struck home, but perhaps no more so than for hospitals and health care workers. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed Southwest Health...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk rescued from Colorado mine shaft

Sometimes luck is on your side, and the same is true for wildlife. That was the case for an young cow elk rescued April 18 from a mine shaft in the Rio Grande National Forest near Creede. In moment...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Montezuma County discusses plan to reopen businesses

Montezuma County is drafting a plan to reopen nonessential businesses while continuing prevention measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A Colorado stay-at-home order that closed...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partnership aims to wipe out $270,000 in medical debt in Southwest Colorado

A partnership between a Cañon City church and a New York City nonprofit will wipe out nearly $270,000 in medical debt for people and families in Southwest Colorado. Ryan McBride, pastor of the...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-way radios key to Rico avalanche rescue

A trio of backcountry skiers involved in an avalanche March 31 near Rico were prepared for an emergency, but also made questionable decisions before the slide that injured a man, according to a...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado to receive infant supplies from FEMA

Families in La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma counties soon will have increased access to diapers, wipes and formula. Buyers depleted store inventories of infant supplies at the beginning of the...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

Internet outages became a distant memory this month as a good chunk of western Colorado turned on a new broadband system. But this wasn’t built by a typical telecom. It took a band of local...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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