Colorado’s drought set to be fourth worst on record

This year’s drought is one for the record books – especially for Southwest Colorado. The Colorado water year, which ends Oct. 31, looks to be the fourth-driest on record since the state began...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County courthouse wins statewide design award

The American Institute of Architects Colorado honored the architects behind the Montezuma County Combined Courts with a statewide award on Sept. 7. Peer-reviewed and judged by architects in...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant cycle opens for local nonprofit programs and organizations

Onward! A Legacy Foundation of Southwest Colorado on Sept. 1 opened its annual grant cycle for another year. It closes Oct. 15. The foundation, in operation for 17 years, helps investors easily and...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez hosts Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days

Southwest Rural Philanthropy Days will be held in Cortez this year on Sept. 12-14. The sold-out conference provides information, networking and professional training sessions for community...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County lifts fire ban, in effect since April

The fire ban for Montezuma County was lifted Monday by the county commissioners on the recommendation from local fire department chiefs and Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Cortez Fire Protection District...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Bridge begins construction on new shelter

The Bridge homeless shelter broke ground Thursday on a new $2.1 million facility at 735 N. Park St. in Cortez. The new building will have an overnight shelter on the first floor for up to 26 people...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton bill to protect landowners near federal property advances

WASHINGTON – A congressional bill to protect property owners’ rights during federal land acquisitions has won first round approval but drew only cautious support from a major Colorado environmental...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public lobs tough questions to county commissioner candidates

The public got ample time during a forum Thursday in Dolores to ask four candidates running for a seat on the Montezuma County commission about their views on a variety of issues. The format was...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man injured, children walk away as SUV flips on Colorado Highway 145

A violent one-car crash Friday on Colorado Highway 145 injured one man, who required extrication and was transported to Southwest Memorial Hospital. The Ford SUV was southbound when it veered...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New center provides emergency aid, counseling to veterans

A new veterans center quietly opened last month in Bodo Industrial Park south of downtown Durango to provide emergency aid, free counseling and a variety of other services to those in need. The...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s economy winning, but not everyone shares in victory

Colorado’s economy is, by almost any measure, red hot. Job growth, business formation and wages all are up. But even the most robust economy doesn’t serve everyone. Hidden in the averages are...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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