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Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but second person in 40s has died

CENTENNIAL – Measures limiting Coloradans’ movement may have begun to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the state, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Polis said the number of people affected by...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis

Taylor Taylor (her first name is the same as her last) doesn’t consider herself a “germaphobe.” But when the first cases of the novel coronavirus emerged in Colorado early in March, the 27-year-old...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Census underway in Cortez; coronavirus highlights need to participate

The 2020 Census is underway, and leaders of the Montezuma County Counts campaign are urging locals to use their increased time at home to complete the survey. For the first time, the Census is...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remote learning begins in Montezuma County

Social-distancing efforts have changed nearly every facet of our lives in recent weeks, from grocery shopping to employment. And with Colorado school closures expected to stretch into the summer,...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado processed 61,000 unemployment claims in four days

Out-of-work Coloradans continued to file for unemployment benefits last week, but unlike the week before, the state’s system handled thousands more applicants after implementing technology upgrades...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmington man gets 7 years in prison for crash that injured Cortez man

A Farmington man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160/491 that seriously injured a Cortez man. Thaddeus M. Ponder pleaded guilty to felony...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Street Cortez’s Restaurant Row takes a hit during pandemic

Since Colorado Gov. Jared Polis closed restaurants to in-person dining to slow the spread of the coronavirus, business in Cortez and Montezuma County has plunged by more than 70% at some...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Southeast Utah reports first case of coronavirus, restricts nonresidents

San Juan County, Utah, on Friday implemented restrictions on all nonresident camping and nonessential leisurely travel to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The order came after the county Utah...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Order to shelter in place makes ‘ghost town’ of Telluride

A late-winter squall dumps a foot of fresh powder on the Telluride ski area just in time for spring break tourists. Ski and snowboard gear and clothing adorn shop windows. Bicycles are parked on...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools offer free food to students through closures

Montezuma County schools might be closed, but the food line is open. Dolores, Mancos and Montezuma-Cortez school districts are offering free lunches and breakfasts to students 18 and younger, in...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

17-mile Paths to Mesa Verde awarded final planning

The Paths to Mesa Verde trail project has been awarded $652,000 in grants for final planning and engineering. The 17-mile hiking and biking trail would connect Mancos and Cortez with Mesa Verde...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Colorado close its national parks?

A scenic drive to Estes Park and a long hike in the crisp, clean spring air of the Rocky Mountains seemed like the perfect getaway for Colorado residents and tourists cooped up in their homes as...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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