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Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 concerned citizens and staff at a recent...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests

More than half of all Colorado students in third through eighth grades continue to fall below state expectations in reading, writing and math, according to results of state tests students took this...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Odds of shortage increase for vital river in Southwest

DENVER – The drought-stressed Colorado River carried even less water than expected this summer, increasing the odds of a shortage in the vital river system in 2020, federal water managers said...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute policymaker leaves state office

Ernest House Jr. has resigned his position as executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs to take a job with the Keystone Policy Center. House is the first Ute Mountain Ute...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado ideally situated to lure more tour groups

Mountains, history from ancestral Puebloans to the Old West and unique small towns make Southwest Colorado an attractive destination for more small tour groups of 20 to 50 people, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 8 1:51 a.m. : An officer recognized a woman with an outstanding warrant walking in the 200 block of W. Fifth St. and arrested her. 1:53 a.m. : An inmate at the Montezuma County...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Low, warm water prompts voluntary trout fishing closure

Low water flows and warm temperatures have prompted a voluntary fishing closure on the Conejos River in the afternoon, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Thursday. This voluntary closure is in place...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raven Narratives shows canceled by 416 Fire to be staged

The 416 Fire took over the area this summer, resulting in the cancellation of all sorts of activities and events – including the Raven Narratives storytelling event scheduled for June in Silverton....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Montezuma County properties honored as Centennial Farms and Ranches

What brought people west to Colorado was hope for prosperity and the allure of gold, but what kept them there was the agriculture. Land is a limited commodity, so settlers staked their claim and...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: At least eight face charges in Cortez after pot raids

Eight people face charges after multi-agency raids seized about 4,300 marijuana plants Tuesday morning at several properties in Montezuma County, according to federal and local law enforcement...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates for county commission present views

More than 300 citizens filled the Sale Barn arena Tuesday to hear views from four candidates seeking election for Montezuma County commissioner seat representing District 1. In a rural setting,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana impairment cited in fewer fatal crashes in 2017

The number of highway deaths involving Colorado drivers who had marijuana in their system grew again in 2017, a new state study shows. At the same time, traffic fatalities in which drivers had...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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