Cortez breaks five heat records; Durango ties four

The sizzling heat in August and September is setting records in Cortez, and drought status recently increased from abnormally dry to moderate in Southwest Colorado. “Due to a failing monsoon...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small wildfire breaks out on Haycamp Mesa

A small wildfire is burning on Haycamp Mesa south of Stoner. A Type 4 fire crew is fighting the blaze, which was started by lightning yesterday, said Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla. A...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joining Walmart, City Market to stop allowing open carry firearms

Walmart and City Market are asking customers not to openly carry firearms into stores nationwide, a request some residents on either side of the gun debate in Southwest Colorado said they find...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning commissioners approve land use code

An updated land use code for Cortez is inching toward approval, although city staff members are still receiving feedback. Tuesday night, The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 repaving test sections will be studied

Motorists traveling on the 22-mile stretch of recently repaved road on U.S. Highway 160 from the east edge of Cortez to the top of Mancos Hill might have noticed coarse and smooth sections of the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State gas commission suspends operations at Kinder Morgan well

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has suspended operations of a Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well on County Road BB after a gas-venting complaint from a neighbor, according to...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Two-vehicle crash on Colorado 145

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medicare for All explored as an alternative to the status quo

U.S. health care spending reached $3.65 trillion last year, a number that has residents nationally and in Southwest Colorado examining how the health industry could be reformed. Medicare for All is...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poverty rates falling in Montezuma and La Plata counties

Child poverty rates in La Plata and Montezuma counties are falling, newly released data show. A report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign showed child poverty rates in La Plata County dropped...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green Beret honored in Cortez memorial service

Five months after Sgt. 1st Class Will Lindsay died in combat, a few hundred residents, military companions, friends and family gathered at Parque de Vida on Saturday afternoon to honor the Cortez...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos donates $50,000 to local Habitat for Humanity

Atmos Energy recently donated $50,000 to help Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County build a more energy-efficient home. Specifically, the funds will be used to build the nonprofit’s 2020...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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