County hosts human trafficking training

Human trafficking might seem like a far-off issue, but it’s a problem even in the Four Corners region. Its unexpected prevalence close to home was a key message Kara Napolitano from the Laboratory...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez bike race donates $66,000 for youth programs

The annual 12 Hours of Mesa Verde mountain bike race is not just an intense endurance test, it’s also a major fundraiser for community youth programs. This year, $66,000 of race proceeds was...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. appeals court to decide fight over jaguar habitat

ALBUQUERQUE — It will be up to a federal appeals court to decide whether tens of thousands of acres in New Mexico should be reserved as critical habitat for the endangered jaguar. The 10th U.S....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ceremony will honor Mesa Verde’s early boosters

The Colorado General Federation of Women’s Clubs is celebrating their 125th anniversary by honoring early members who played a key role in the establishment of Mesa Verde National Park in 1906. On...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land transfer, land use code move to public hearing

The Cortez City Council approved first readings for both a land transfer to the county and the updated land use code. The land transfer involves a small parcel of land along Seventh Street that...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Interior exempts electric bikes from motorized category

A new federal policy intends to open access to electric bicycles on traditional biking trails within lands managed by the U.S. Department of Interior, according to a recent order from Interior...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought workship is Oct. 17

There will be a drought workshop on Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Montezuma County Office of Emergency Management and the CSU Extension Office. It will be at the Montezuma County...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial offers needle disposal service

Southwest Memorial Hospital has implemented a free syringe disposal program. More than 7.8 billion needles are used each year by the 13.5 million people in the U.S. who self-inject medications...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who killed Colorado’s last grizzly bear

Forty years ago, Ed Wiseman killed the last known grizzly bear in Colorado. “It still amazes me the attack fascinates people,” Wiseman told The Durango Herald in an interview over the phone from...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board talks election, facilities

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is gearing up for election season and settling the dust after a summer of construction. At its latest regular meeting Sept. 17, the Cortez school board...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last month coming up for Cortez Farmers Market

The air may be turning crisper, but produce is still bountiful, and Saturday mornings still see a bright array of vendor tents sprouting up along South Chestnut Street for the Cortez Farmers...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet requests hearing on public lands bill

Hikers, mountain bikers and Colorado lawmakers said they are pleased with a request by Sen. Michael Bennet for a Senate hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. The CORE Act,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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