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Farmers present their trials using cover crops

DOVE CREEK – Planting cover crops instead of fallowing fields may boost soil health, but farmers shouldn’t expect their efforts to work immediately. Cover crops also increase costs. That was the...

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

My experiences as a pioneer in the Mancos Valley

Editor’s note: This article is based on Anna Florence Robinson’s interview with Mrs. Jack J. Wade dated March 21, 1934. In the summer of 1879, my father, J. M. Rush, and my husband left Butte...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

Graduation rates increase throughout Montezuma County

The Colorado Department of Education recently released graduation and dropout data from the 2018-19 school year, and rates exceeded the state average at Montezuma-Cortez High School and in the...

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

Montezuma County patrol horse Charley dies

Mounted patrol horse Deputy Charley of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, has died from illness, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Charley had been sick for several months, Nowlin said, and was being...

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

Local elk herds decline; Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks solution

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest have ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions and wants public...

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

Cortez City Council race underway

The race for Cortez City Council is gearing up, and this spring, voters will have 14 candidates to choose from. Nominating petitions have been circulated and turned in, and on Monday evening,...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk management meetings scheduled

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking input on elk management planning in Southwest Colorado and has scheduled four public meetings in Dolores, Norwood, Pagosa Springs and Durango. “Elk management...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton’s GOP challenger plans events in Southwest Colorado

Lauren Boebert, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for the Republican nomination for the U.S. 3rd Congressional District, plans two events in Cortez Friday and Saturday. Boebert , who owns...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers want to crack down on health care ministries

Recently, a Colorado woman was badly beaten in an act of domestic violence, her medical bills totaling in the tens of thousands of dollars. But when she asked her health coverage provider to help...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado taking marijuana banking into its own hands

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a congressional effort to knock down federal barriers has stalled. A handful of banks in...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yes, it really is quieter when it snows. Here’s why

The silence after a snowstorm isn’t just your imagination – those tiny flakes trap the sounds of your surroundings. Chris Bianchi, a meteorologist at Weather Nation, described the phenomenon as a...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute charter moving forward in Towaoc

A prospective Ute Mountain Ute charter school is moving forward, and Towaoc educators may now apply to the Charter School Institute for authorization. At its regular January meeting, the...

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

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