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Fire bans reinstated in Southwest Colorado

The San Juan National Forest, Tres Rios district of the Bureau of Land Management and state of Colorado have implemented fire restrictions effective Aug. 20. The fire restrictions are in response...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores focuses on water, pot and new trail

Dolores is planning a major upgrade to its water system and is contemplating a new trail in town in cooperation with the local bike club. Monday, the Dolores Board of Trustees will vote on final...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos woman pleads guilty to murder of common-law husband

Debra Gaylyn Riddle on Monday pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of her common-law husband, David J. Mooney, at their residence west of Mancos July 3, 2019. The plea agreement includes a...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County keeps acreage, river restrictions in Dolores Valley

Montezuma County Commissioners decided no major changes will be made to the Dolores River Valley land use code for limiting density and protecting water quality. During a well-attended public...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave sets three consecutive daily records in Cortez

Record high temperatures are searing Cortez and the Four Corners. A strong area of high pressure over Utah continues to block monsoon moisture from reaching the Four Corners, said James Andrus,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New bakery in Dolores aids women in need

A nonprofit bakery with a larger mission to help women in need has launched in Dolores. Three Chicks Bakery and Deli was started by Alana Connelly and Layce Cates to provide support, employment and...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public hearing set for proposed change to land use code

A proposal by Montezuma County to expand property rights by increasing residential development potential in the Upper Dolores River Valley has prompted concerns about density and water quality. A...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Casting call: Pilot for TV series is set for Montezuma County

A local novelist and a well-known film and television director have teamed up to produce a television series based in the Southwest and filmed in Montezuma County. Chuck Greaves, a mystery novel...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boebert rally in Cortez draws dozens concerned about individual liberty

Less than two months after Republican candidate Lauren Boebert knocked incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, out of his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the primary election, Boebert...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Korie Likes still chasing college baseball dreams

Weeks before his third season of high school baseball, Korie Likes was counting down the days to what he was sure would be string of standout performances. The incoming senior at Montezuma-Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez Freedom Cats play through pandemic

After the Colorado High School Activities Association canceled the 2020 high school baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, prep players across the state struggled to find opportunities...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District reduces bus stops

With less than a week before the new school year, parents of Montezuma-Cortez students are scrambling to find transportation for their children. Because of social distancing guidelines and reduced...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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