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UPDATE: Southwest Colorado gets 3 new cases of coronavirus; one is health worker

Health officials in Southwest Colorado have confirmed more positive cases of the coronavirus, including one local health care worker, which will likely result in more strict measures to reduce the...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Colorado governor issues statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday said he was issuing a statewide stay-at-home order starting Thursday morning to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The order goes into effect at 6 a.m....

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores activates ‘Peace on Earth’ sign amid COVID-19 breakout

The Dolores Rotary Club is lighting up the hillside in Dolores again as a show of community cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually they are lit up over Christmas and Easter, but the club...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

League of Women Voters questions Cortez council candidates

Businesses and government bodies are facing uncertain and turbulent times, but the Cortez municipal election in April is moving forward. The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted pre-election...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates chosen for primary ballot at Republican assembly

At the Montezuma County Republican Assembly Friday, three county commissioner candidates had enough delegate votes to make the June 30 primary ballot, and one did not. Candidates needed at least...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two storms expected this week in Southwest Colorado

Two storms are expected to bring rain and snow to Southwest Colorado in the upcoming week with the first, weaker storm expected to move in Monday afternoon and a stronger storm expected Thursday....

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma school districts prepare for online instruction

As the state of Colorado has upped restrictions on public gatherings, the possibility of remote K-12 schooling is becoming an increasing reality. And local schools are scrambling to figure out how...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No visitors allowed in Southwest Memorial Hospital

Beginning Monday, Southwest Memorial Hospital will no longer allow visitors in any area of the hospital as part of an increased effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “To protect patients...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County groups organizing food assistance programs

Montezuma County agencies are organizing efforts to meet food needs as restaurants and businesses close and residents stock up at grocery stores. The COVID-19 Mutual Aid group is facilitating food...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Rico, south of Telluride, adopts shelter-in-place rules

The town of Rico on Wednesday initiated shelter-in-place regulations to decrease the potential spread of the coronavirus. The decision came the same day nearby San Miguel County Health Department...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County declares health emergency as coronavirus spreads

Montezuma County declared a local health disaster emergency this week in response to the threat of the coronavirus. The COVID-19 virus was declared a global pandemic March 11. The U.S. and Colorado...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez declares state of emergency amid coronavirus pandemic

The city of Cortez has joined other governmental entities in declaring a state of emergency, which will allow the city to access additional state and federal funds. City Council unanimously...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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