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Primary ballots are due by 7 p.m. Tuesday

Residents who want to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast their ballots.There are three contested races on the GOP ballot, and one on the Democratic...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters ending controlled burns at Long Draw

Firefighters continued this weekend to manage the Long Draw fire, which was caused by a lightning strike east of the Dolores-Norwood Road about 20 miles north of Dolores. U.S. Forest Service...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music and movies will debut at Montezuma County Fair

The 2016 Montezuma County Fair – July 29 to Aug. 6 – is bringing in new events and encouraging more participation from the general public. “We’re looking for a better turnout, and want the...

DATE: June 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Elementary school garden coming together

Ten local youths are working this month to rehabilitate the park and environmental lab and install a school garden at Mesa Elementary School. They’re working at the school as part of a Farm Corps...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez forecast includes a 40 percent chance of rain

The forecast through Thursday includes a 30-40 percent chance of rain on Tuesday through Thursday. Skies are forecast to be partly sunny, and a high temperature near 84. Overnight lows on Tuesday...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax credit seeks to help young farmers

A new state tax credit is seeking to ease one of the largest barriers for prospective farmers, the price of land. “As expensive as land is, it’s very, very difficult for a young farmer to buy land...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Employer honored for working with military members

Auto Zone of Cortez distribution manager Scott Hunter on Friday was recognized with a Patriot Award for his willingness to support employees who are enlisted in the National Guard and Reserve. Auto...

DATE: June 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Kiselya Plewe qualifies for U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship

Kiselya Plewe didn’t even warm up for the playoff. After her round of play on Tuesday in the United States Golf Association’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Qualifier at Hidden Valley Country Club in...

DATE: June 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Suspects in student’s slaying request preliminary hearings

Three of the four men suspected in a home invasion that left a Fort Lewis College student dead last month are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in August. Kodi “Maz” E. Kuauhtli, 19, of Phoenix,...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outage reveals flaw in SW Colorado's fiber-optic system

Widespread phone and internet outages last Friday in Southwest Colorado demonstrated a weakness in regional fiber-optic connectivity, especially for 911 dispatch centers.Dispatch centers in...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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