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Cortez planning commissioners reappointed despite protests

After some controversy and back-and-forth discussion among public speakers, the Cortez City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to reappoint Rebecca Levy and Tom Butler to the Planning and...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial hires new orthopedic surgeon

Southwest Memorial Hospital has a new orthopedic surgeon who loves small towns and was a former professional athlete. Dr. Braden Jones joins Southwest Health System and began seeing patients this...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 Sunday: Colorado reports 2,307 cases of coronavirus, 47 deaths

Sunday, March 29 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Sunday reported 2,307 cases of coronavirus, 47 of them fatal, in more than 44 counties in the state. The state report...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado gun owners could face jail time for unsafe weapon storage

Colorado gun owners who don’t lock up or properly secure their weapons in homes where there are children or adults prohibited from accessing guns would be subject to jail time under legislation...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores candidates forum is March 10

The Region 9 Economic Development District will host a forum for the Town of Dolores candidates on March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dolores School District Board Room, 100 N. 6th St., Dolores....

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Southwest Colorado prepared for coronavirus?

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads across the United States – with Colorado reporting 11 cases Monday – residents, businesses and government agencies are taking precautions and making preparations...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez High to perform ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

A fiddler on a roof may seem to have a uniquely precarious situation, but perhaps there are some universal parallels that can be drawn. At least according to Tevye, the Jewish milkman hero of the...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Democrats have full agenda at caucus

Election season is upon us, and Montezuma County Democrats had a full agenda at this year’s caucuses. Although in Colorado, presidential candidates are now selected through a statewide primary,...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Republicans gather for caucuses in 11 precincts

Montezuma County Republicans held caucuses in 11 precincts across the county Saturday. At precinct caucuses, political parties gather to nominate and elect delegates who attend the party’s general...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Empire Electric solar project draws flak from Totten neighbors

An Empire Electric Association solar project proposal near Totten Lake would generate enough energy to power 450 homes. But neighbors who oppose the plan say it’s not a good fit and could threaten...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two test positive for coronavirus in Colorado

DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday two people have tested positive for coronavirus in Colorado, marking the state’s first cases in the global outbreak. The governor announced both cases during...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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