Part 1: Mobile home parks approach a boiling point

In the Aurora mobile home park where she lived for 16 years, eviction notices kept coming to Petra Bennett’s door – for unauthorized guests, lack of insurance, late rent. They were bogus threats to...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The saga of Steamboat Springs’ mobile home parks

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Christina Allevato Payton had a rare find in Steamboat Springs: a waterfront home for under $1 million. “I probably lived in a $2 million spot with an amazing view,” she said....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez’s Bealls will convert to a discount retailer

Stage Stores Inc. , the owner of Bealls, plans to convert its store in Cortez to another of its brands, Gordmans, a discount retailer, in spring. Blakeley Graham, manager of brand publicity for...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State project: Costs squeeze out mobile home residents in Durango

Durango resident Dave Bray has lived in the mobile home park on Animas View Drive for more than 30 years, but in the next year he plans to move out of town because of rising lot rent. “There’s a...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five Southwest Colorado startups unveiled

Five new Southwest Colorado startups were unveiled this week to investors, and two young companies offered presentations seeking a second round of funding. The firms were part of the 2019 class of...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retirees help SCAPE help startups

Southwest Colorado is a nice place to live, with stunning vistas and amazing outdoor opportunities. That fortunate mixture has proved ideal in supporting the success of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma-Cortez mill levy campaign begins

Members of the “For Our Kids’ Future” committee have begun their campaign to pass Ballot Measure 4A, a proposed property tax increase to raise teacher salaries and improve school safety in...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dems question Trump official on lands, Native Americans

DENVER — Skeptical Democrats questioned a Trump administration official Tuesday on whether he’s committed to preserving public lands and whether he respects Native Americans. William Perry Pendley,...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fugitives who escaped in Blanding are caught in Arizona

Two fugitives who overpowered guards and escaped in a prisoner transport van near Blanding, Utah, were captured Wednesday night in a remote area northeast of Phoenix, according to the Arizona U.S....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola station hosts tribute to 9/11 first responders

Fire and police officials from throughout the county honored first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with their annual tribute at the Lewis-Arriola Fire...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City transferring Seventh Street property to county

The city of Cortez is transferring a small parcel of land to Montezuma County so that construction on the Seventh Street extension can begin. The county commissioners have hoped for some time to...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two new Kinder Morgan wells get initial approval

Two new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide wells were recommended for approval by the Montezuma County Planning Department this week. The wells are on private land southwest of Lewis. The GP-28 Well...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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