Fact Check: Carson misses the boat on federal lands

Ben Carson said: “The fact that the government owns 2.4 billion acres of land is ridiculous. What do they need with all that land?” “I would advocate returning land to the states. It’s not like...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Sports Briefs

Scoreboard Boys Basketball Dolores 54, Dove Creek 60 Girls Basketball Dolores 56, Dove Creek 25 Mancos 38, Durango (JV) 22 Upcoming Boys basketball Saturday, dec. 12 Dolores vs. Nucla, 5 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

CMS Jaguars go 10-0, win league title

The Cortez Middle School boys A-team finished the season undefeated on Saturday and claimed the San Juan Basin League championship. After an 8-0 regular season, the Jaguars beat Pagosa Springs...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Parents, students confront Re-1 board over coach’s release

During a mostly civil exchange, parents and students criticized Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 district’s top athletic official on Tuesday, claiming that politics and favoritism were motivating factors in...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde lights Cliff Palace

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat Honors Outgoing Board Members

The Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County board gathered at The Farm Bistro on Dec. 2 to honor members Carol West and Mary Sparks with a luncheon and plaque presentation after they recently...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

City quietly drops case against owner of Cortez pot shop

City officials have snubbed media queries to disclose why criminal charges filed against a Cortez ganjapreneur went up in smoke. In an exclusive interview last month, Garrett Smith, owner of The...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County faces health challenges, professionals report

Residents of Montezuma County have a lot of health-care options, but there are serious challenges and gaps in care as well. That was the message at a recent health forum put on by the Colorado...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Towaoc man found dead near Wal-Mart

A Towaoc man was found dead by city recycling crews Monday morning north of Wal-Mart. Brainard Cuthair, 49, was found lying in the grass about 75 feet off of S. Sligo Street just after 8 a.m. on...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners vote down raises

In a 2-1 vote, the Montezuma County commissioners decided not to give raises to elected officials beginning in the next term. By Colorado statute, county commissions are required to decide if...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superintendent calls reporter a ‘cancer,’ then apologizes

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Alex Carter responded to a media request on Wednesday with an email to a Boulder lawyer in which he called a reporter a “cancer.” “I have a really horrible...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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