Eli Tomac finishes fifth in Orlando 1 Supercross

Eli Tomac of Cortez got off to a slow start against a fast crowd Saturday in the AMA Supercross in Orlando but recovered to finish fifth. Starting the main event in 11th place ofter one lap, Tomac...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Southwest Colorado livestock meeting addresses grazing, wolves

The annual meeting of the Southwest Colorado Livestock Association took place at a larger venue this year because of pandemic restrictions, and the relevant topics important to ranching and...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

State details last month’s outbreak at Mesa Elementary

Mesa Elementary School in Cortez reported a coronavirus outbreak last month, causing the school to shut down for 10 days. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City to hold two public meetings on Master Street Plan

The city of Cortez will hold two public meetings seeking input on its updated Master Street Plan beginning Feb. 17. The Master Street Plan, which hasn’t been updated since 1999, is a guiding...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman pleads guilty in Road H shooting case

A Cortez woman accused of shooting a firearm at an acquaintance who had given her a ride to Farmington has pleaded guilty and faces up to 10 years in prison. Kelsey Lynn Brown, 28, pleaded guilty...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Kwiyagat Community Academy prepares to launch in Towaoc

Progress continues on a Ute Mountain Ute charter school that will open in Towaoc this year. The Kwiyagat Community Academy will provide kindergarten and first grade instruction for 30 students...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant pleads guilty in Main Street speed contest

One of two teenagers charged with engaging in a speed contest and reckless driving that caused a three-car crash on Main Street in Cortez Sept. 14 has pleaded guilty. In exchange for a guilty...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment sought on Dolores timber project

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a plan to harvest timber north of Dolores. The Salter Vegetation Management Project proposes a combination of actions that includes logging...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chronic wasting disease found in Colorado’s Four Corners

For the first time, chronic wasting disease in deer has been found in the Four Corners area after testing was done during the 2020 hunting season, reports the Colorado Department of Parks and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores sees first applicant for marijuana store

The marijuana gold rush anticipated after Dolores voters approved the business has not sparked up as expected. Just one applicant filed by the initial Feb. 5 deadline to start a retail marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Lauren Boebert introduces fourth bill opposing Biden’s executive orders

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has introduced a bill opposing President Joe Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands. During his first full week in office, Biden signed an executive...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County moves to Level Yellow

Montezuma County has moved to the less restrictive Level Yellow category after the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment revamped the COVID-19 Dial last week. Level Yellow is...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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