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Southwest Memorial offers needle disposal service

Southwest Memorial Hospital has implemented a free syringe disposal program. More than 7.8 billion needles are used each year by the 13.5 million people in the U.S. who self-inject medications...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The man who killed Colorado’s last grizzly bear

Forty years ago, Ed Wiseman killed the last known grizzly bear in Colorado. “It still amazes me the attack fascinates people,” Wiseman told The Durango Herald in an interview over the phone from...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board talks election, facilities

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is gearing up for election season and settling the dust after a summer of construction. At its latest regular meeting Sept. 17, the Cortez school board...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Last month coming up for Cortez Farmers Market

The air may be turning crisper, but produce is still bountiful, and Saturday mornings still see a bright array of vendor tents sprouting up along South Chestnut Street for the Cortez Farmers...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Bennet requests hearing on public lands bill

Hikers, mountain bikers and Colorado lawmakers said they are pleased with a request by Sen. Michael Bennet for a Senate hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. The CORE Act,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowboys bump Broncos from TV screens in Southwest Colorado

It appears locals’ love for Denver television stations will remain unrequited. An aggravating situation that for sports fans was all too apparent Sunday, when Denver Broncos fans in La Plata and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Collaboration on the Four Corners/One Book program

“One Book” style programs are in place around the country, but for smaller libraries it’s often a challenge to participate, because of workload and cost. How did Cortez Public Library lead the way...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

Part 3: Colorado towns take action to preserve mobile home parks

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Jeff Morehead’s cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead’s mobile home lot to a serene landscape of blooming flowers and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plea offered in Mancos murder case

Murder suspect Debra Gaylyn Riddle has been offered a plea deal, and has until Jan. 10 to decide to accept it or go to trial. Riddle faces a second-degree murder charge for the death of her...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI investigates homicide in northeast Arizona

The FBI has responded to a homicide that occurred Sept. 13 at a home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. “We are working alongside the Navajo Nation Department of Public safety, Shiprock...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burger King back open after gas leak repaired

The Burger King in Cortez is back in business after shutting down for a few days earlier this month because of a gas leak and equipment repairs. According to Atmos Energy, around 4 p.m., Sept. 5 a...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare American marten sighted in La Sal Mountains

A rare American marten has been documented in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, reports the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. “One of our biologists has made an incredible finding,” DWR announced...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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