Memorial Rock damage repaired on Colorado 145

On May 24, a roadside attraction was created in seconds after two massive boulders tumbled 1,000 feet onto Colorado Highway 145, obliterating a section of highway northeast of Dolores. One boulder,...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez looks to continue fiber project

The city of Cortez is looking to continue its project to extend a fiber network throughout town. During a work session Tuesday night, the City Council met with representatives from ALLO...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Adding to thicket: Tipton proposes his own wilderness bill

WASHINGTON – Two bills seeking to protect large swaths of wilderness in Colorado are making their way through U.S. Congress. Dissatisfied with the two Democrat-backed bills, Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s Montezuma County Fair time

Last year’s popular ATV Rodeo and Lawnmower Race will be back for its second year at the 2019 Montezuma County Fair, which will run from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, Aug. 4. “People had a great time...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Peavine Fire grows, more road closures announced

The Peavine Canyon Fire, burning 22 miles west of Blanding, Utah, has grown to 278 acres, up from 145 acres on Sunday. The fire is burning in the Dark Canyon Wilderness of the Manti-La Sal National...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare trout will be protected in Southwest Colorado creek

A trout species thought to be extinct was discovered alive and well last year in a small stream in Southwest Colorado. Now, the waterway will be preserved to protect the fish. The Colorado Water...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave may be receding in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado will soon receive a reprieve from above-average temperatures. A high-pressure system sitting over the region is blamed for the above-average temperatures, including nine days so...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

51 days on Dolores River a boon to boaters, biologists

For 51 days this spring and summer, water managers opened the spigots on McPhee Reservoir, sending millions of gallons of water down the Dolores River – a boon to fish, farmers and boaters. During...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teen gets help on wings of an AeroAngel

Friday morning, a Pilatus PC-12 plane lifted off from Cortez Municipal Airport, carrying 15-year-old Nick Lester to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for cancer treatment. The Dolores teenager...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panthers Stadium lights up to show off upgrades

Upgrades to Panthers Stadium are nearing completion just in time for the new school year. On Wednesday, a handful of school and district officials gathered at the field by the middle school to see...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwestern Water Conservation District identifies replacement director

The Southwestern Water Conservation District seems to have identified a replacement for longtime director Bruce Whitehead, who retired earlier this year. Bob Wolff, president of the water district...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science teacher takes reins at Montezuma-Cortez High School

A longtime Montezuma-Cortez High School science teacher will be taking over as principal this coming fall. Eric Chandler has been selected to fill the role for the 2019-20 school year. He takes...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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