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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 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | 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

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

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

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