Joe Biden wins Colorado, defeating Trump for 9 electoral votes

Democrat Joe Biden cruised to victory Tuesday night in Colorado, taking the state’s nine electoral votes in a contest that was never in doubt. The former vice president’s victory over President...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans gather in Cortez for election watch party

Montezuma County Republicans gathered Tuesday in Cortez for an election night watch party hosted by J. Fargo’s Family Dining & Micro Brewery. Manager Tiffany Ghere offered $2 beer specials for the...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to know about voting and what to watch on Election Day in Colorado

A tumultuous national election could see drawn-out vote counts and lawsuits that delay the declaration of a winner in the presidential race. But Coloradans are likely to get some key answers ...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial prepared for COVID surge

The surge of COVID-19 patients never came for Southwest Memorial Hospital, but it’s prepared if it does. Southwest Memorial has seven negative-pressure isolation rooms to treat COVID-19 patients...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought puts Dolores district of San Juan forest at high risk level

San Juan National Forest Fuels Crew Supervisor Vince Mowery is deep in the forest above Dolores clipping Gambel oak and snowberry bushes, pulling off pine needles, grabbing a handful of forest duff...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The pioneers and outlaws of McElmo Canyon

Part 2 The first record of irrigation in McElmo was 1888, and four ranches hold this priority. Most all the McElmo Canyon ranches hold early water rights. About 1928, John Miller sold his holding...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

Native American ruin northeast of Cortez gets permanent protections

A Native American ruin northeast of Cortez is set to be placed in a conservation easement, ensuring its protection for years to come. “This is a really important place,” said Susan Ryan,...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Cortez man found dead in Arizona

A Cortez man who was reported missing has been found dead in northern Arizona, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The body of Ocean Christopher Rodd, 23, was discovered on Oct. 22...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiker injured on Wilson Peak recovering

The parents of a hiker seriously injured after a fall on Wilson Peak credit nearby hikers, rescuers and doctors for saving their son’s life. About 11 a.m. on Sept. 26, Joseph Ferrara of Telluride...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife tests for chronic wasting disease in deer

A technician cuts out the lymph nodes from the bloody neck of a decapitated mule deer head, but it’s not a wildlife Halloween story. Rather Colorado Parks and Wildlife staffer Chad Johnston is...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores couple alert community to visiting mountain lion

A security camera captured video of a mountain lion passing through a residential backyard in Dolores Sunday night. The home on Short Street backs up to open space at the base of Granath Mesa. It...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm grazes Cortez, brings frigid temps

About a half inch of snow fell in the Cortez area from the recent storm. Mesa Verde National Park saw 1 inch of accumulation, and roads near Yellow Jacket says some minor snow drifts. County roads...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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