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Dolores water district testifies in D.C. about invasive mussels

WASHINGTON – Montana’s reservoirs and water systems are free of invasive mussels, which lowers Colorado’s risk of invasion, said Mike Preston with the Dolores Water Conservancy District on...

DATE: March 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools look to make ‘hard choices’

As school districts across the country deal with a teacher shortage, the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 has announced that it will look at “everything within our abilities” to attract...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lindsay enters race for county commissioner

Republican Kent Lindsay has entered the race for Montezuma County Commissioner District 2. Lindsay served two terms as commissioner from 1997-2005. He currently serves on the Empire Electric...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

TABOR repeal is off table for 2020. Now it’s a $2 billion tax hike targeting the wealthy

A coalition pushing to overhaul Colorado’s tax system will not pursue a complete repeal of the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights this year, opting instead for a ballot measure in November that would...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanders wins statewide Colorado Democratic presidential primary

2020 primary Local: Clash between Sanders and Biden reaches a peak. 8A Nation: Biden makes stunning comeback in the South. 8A By Emily Hayes Journal Staff Writer Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rose...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanders wins Democratic primary in Montezuma County amid big turnout

Voter turnout for Colorado’s presidential primary was strong Tuesday in Montezuma County, said county clerk Kim Percell. “It’s been busy, more than 1,400 ballots were turned in just today,” she...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redrafted rules could change mountain lion hunting in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering a new series of drafted rules that could change how the Western Slope hunts and interacts with mountain lions. Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager with...

DATE: March 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The ranch at Big Bend, and trouble with builders and Native Americans

Editor’s note: This article is based on Anna Florence Robison’s interview with Hattie Johnson Porter of Dolores on March 26, 1934. By Montezuma County Historical Society My father, Charles Johnson,...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

Colorado lawmakers want to stop dogs, cats from being euthanized

Sometimes, food and shelter just aren’t enough. A bill at Colorado’s Capitol says dogs and cats deserve more when they’re lost or abandoned – they need mental and emotional care, too. Lawmakers...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac crashes in Atlanta Supercross, but recovers to finish fourth

Ken Roczen on Saturday won the 450 AMA Supercross in Atlanta and gained a share of the series lead with Eli Tomac, who crashed early in the race. Roczen led all 25 laps. Justin Barcia, who started...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: More Sports

IronWood revives mill west of Dolores

As truckloads of logs arrive at the newly opened IronWood mill near Dolores; trucks with stacks of veneer sheets leave for plywood factories. In between, ponderosa pine trees from the San Juan...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping sensors installed in Montezuma-Cortez schools

The vaping trend has hit home in rural Montezuma County, and schools have begun installing vaping sensors at Montezuma-Cortez middle and high schools and plan to expand educational programs....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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