Forest Service finalizes Chimney Rock plans

Forest Service officials have released the details of a long-term management plan for the Chimney Rock archaeological site, three years after President Barack Obama proclaimed the area a national...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest officials agree: Beetle infestation doesn’t determine fire severity

Local forest officials say they are not surprised by a recent study downplaying the impact spruce beetle infestation has on severe wildfires. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder last...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Two women charged in armed robbery A plea hearing for Nicole Hill, 24, address undisclosed, has been set on Dec. 8, after she posted a $3,000 bond on charges of armed robbery, felony menacing,...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: For the record

Health-care costs spike on Western Slope

DENVER – Health coverage saw gains in Colorado during the first two weeks of open enrollment, while the state still faces difficult cost challenges. During the enrollment period, which began on...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Tipton, House OK limits on refugees

DENVER – U.S. Rep Scott Tipton is calling for closing the United States to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, while Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado’s doors will remain...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to [email protected] and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Southern Utes to add solar power to buildings

After navigating muddy legal waters, Southern Ute Alternative Energy and La Plata Electric Association came to an accord on the terms for building a solar plant that will power about 10 tribal...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Left meets right on master lease plan

Is the Wilderness Society against oil-and-gas development in Montezuma County? That’s been a concern of the county commissioners since they learned the environmental group was part of a lobby...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carter renews push for mill levy override

The average residential property owner in Montezuma County paid 55 percent less to fund public education last year than in 1995. Last week, Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 Superintendent Alex Carter called a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lots of laughs

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Which industry drives the county?

Montezuma County’s largest base industry in 2014 was created by “households,” a category made up of commuters, or those that spend money earned elsewhere, and retirees, according to the Region 9...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Plewe signs with Weber State golf team

On Friday, Montezuma-Cortez senior Kiselya Plewe signed a letter of intent to play golf for Weber State University. “It’s always been a dream of mine,” Plewe said. “I’ve always wanted to play...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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